According to a new report from Coursera, one of the world’s largest online skills and training his providers, Rwanda ranks second in Africa for the number of online business course enrollments.
This report presents his 100 country data extracted from Coursera’s enrolled learning base of over 124 million learners. We focused data on his three most popular career-relevant skill areas: business, technology, and data science.
As a result, more Africans are enrolling in online professional development certifications. Demand for professional qualifications grew 69% on the continent, faster than any other region.
Learners from Sub-Saharan Africa were found to be particularly strong in business, ranking second in the world, followed by learners from Botswana, followed by Rwanda.
Africa, with its predominantly young and growing population, lack of college admissions and tightening visa restrictions for studying abroad make online certification an increasingly attractive option.
Between 2019 and 2023, about 4.9 million people in sub-Saharan Africa, with an average age of 34, enrolled in the Coursera course, according to the report. About 60 of them used mobile phones to study, and 35% of them were women.
Learners in sub-Saharan Africa are more likely than learners from other regions to invest in business skills such as auditing, followed by entrepreneurial skills such as innovation, risk management and investment management.
In the Technology and Data Science Skills courses, Cameroonian learners are on top for technology follow by Zambian learners for data science.
According to the report, sub-Saharan learners are most likely to invest in web development, user experience, data science skills such as geographic visualization, and technology skills such as data visualization software.