Darden Works with Nigerian Educators to Expand Online Courses

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A team of leaders from Nigeria's University of Lagos is wrapping up a weeklong visit at the University of Virginia. The group of 11 educators and administrators is working with the Darden School of Business to expand its use of online courses.   

Right now, the University of Lagos can only admit about 10 percent of qualified applicants. With the help of Darden and UVA, it wants to offer more online courses to help lower costs and reach more people.    

"This set of questions, how we deliver high quality education online, and how we develop it, frankly around the world," said Gregory Fairchild, of the Darden School of Business.    

"We want to see our own institution as being the hub that can assist to launch education for more people, give them more access," said Rahamon Bello, University of Lagos president.

This is part of an ongoing partnership between UVA and the University of Lagos, collaborating on growth models for Nigeria and the developing world.

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