UNILAG Offers Free Coursera Courses for Students

UNILAG Partners with Coursera for Exclusive Free Courses - Register Today!.

UNILAG offers 41 free Coursera courses to undergraduates for skill development. Sponsored by AFRETEC and MasterCard Foundation, the 4-week program aims at enhancing employability. Registration and support details are available for students.

UNILAG Offers Free Coursera Courses

In the fast-paced world of technological advancement, continuous learning is the key to staying relevant. Understanding the need for future-ready skills, up-to-date knowledge, and industry-aligned certifications to enhance employability, the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has embarked on a transformative journey.

🏫 University University of Lagos (UNILAG)
📚 Program Free Coursera Courses for UNILAG undergraduates
🕒 Duration Four (4) weeks
📩 Email Support citshelpdesk@unilag.edu.ng
🎗️ Sponsor African Engineering and Technology Network (AFRETEC), MasterCard Foundation
🧑‍🎓 Target Audience UNILAG undergraduates
🎓 Courses Offered 41 Courses including Cloud Engineering, Digital Leadership, IBM Data Science, Emotional Intelligence etc.

Through collaboration with the African Engineering and Technology Network (AFRETEC) and funding from the MasterCard Foundation, UNILAG Management has secured licenses for a plethora of Coursera courses that students can access free of charge (FOC). This initiative aims to equip students with the tools needed to excel in the professional world.

A Glance at the Courses Offered

The Coursera courses available to UNILAG undergraduates encompass a broad spectrum of subjects, ranging from technology to soft skills, marketing, project management, and more. Here’s a list of the proposed courses:

  1. ASU TESOL Professional
  2. Cloud Architecture with Google Cloud
  3. Cloud Engineering with Google Cloud
  4. Computational Thinking for Problem-Solving
  5. Creative Problem Solving
  6. Critical Thinking Skills for the Professional
  7. Collaborative Foresight: How to Game the Future
  8. Communication in the 21st Century Workplace
  9. Developing Innovative Ideas for Product Leaders
  10. Digital Strategy and Business Opportunity
  11. Digital Channel Planning and E-Commerce Strategy
  12. Digital Leadership and Digital Strategy Execution
  13. Developing Innovative Ideas for Product Leaders
  14. Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
  15. Emotional Intelligence: Cultivating Immensely Human Interactions
  16. Forecasting Skills: See the Future Before it Happens
  17. Facebook Social Media Marketing
  18. From Excel to Power BI
  19. Google Project Manager
  20. Google UX Designer
  21. Google Data Analyst (R)
  22. Google IT Automation (Python)
  23. Google IT support
  24. High-Impact Business Writing
  25. Introduction to Futures Thinking
  26. Initiating and Planning Projects
  27. IBM Data Science
  28. IBM AI Engineering
  29. IBM Cybersecurity Analyst
  30. IBM Customer Engagement Specialist
  31. IBM Machine Learning
  32. IBM Data Analyst (Python)
  33. Project Management: The Basics for Success
  34. Ready, Set, Future!
  35. Salesforce Sales Dev. Rep.
  36. Statistical Software Suite (SAS) Programmer
  37. Statistical Software Suite (SAS) Visual Business Analytics
  38. Solving Problems with Creative and Critical Thinking
  39. Simulation Skills: This is Your Brain on the Future
  40. The Art of Negotiation
  41. UCI Project Management Professional (PMP)

How to Register and Select Courses

Students who wish to take advantage of this golden opportunity are invited to register and select their preferred courses through the following steps:

  1. Visit the Registration Page: Click here to access the registration form.
  2. Log In with Your UNILAG Email Account: Your UNILAG email is required for verification.
  3. Choose Your Courses: Select the courses you’d like to enrol in.
  4. Confirm Your Selection: Finalise your registration.

For those without a UNILAG email account or who encounter issues with their UNILAG email, assistance can be sought via the CITS helpdesk at citshelpdesk@unilag.edu.ng.

Course Duration and Sponsors

The duration allowed for participation in these courses is four (4) weeks, providing an intensive learning experience.

The Free Coursera Courses for Students Project is sponsored by AFRETEC, a conglomerate of six (6) African universities dedicated to promoting inclusive digital transformation in Africa. It includes:

  • University of Lagos, Nigeria
  • American University, Cairo, Egypt
  • University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • University of Rwanda, Kigali
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Kigali

Why Enrol?

These Coursera courses provide an opportunity to gain insights from leading educators and industry experts. By enhancing skills and acquiring certifications, students are better positioned to face the challenges of the global job market.


The University of Lagos continues to strive for excellence, not only in traditional academic pursuits but also in the empowerment of its students with digital and industry-relevant skills. Through this collaboration with Coursera, UNILAG opens doors to innovative learning experiences that are bound to leave a lasting impact on the careers of its students.

Don’t miss this chance to build a robust skill set that aligns with the demands of the future. Register today and embark on a learning adventure with the University of Lagos!

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