It’s Free ‘University’: Top 5 Useful YouTube Channels Nigerian Students Must Know In 2022

YouTube has been repeatedly described as a free university where people can learn almost anything. Yet, many Nigerian netizens have not made good use of this powerful space.

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What some Nigerian netizens know about YouTube is just a tiny aspect of the video platform. Most of the time, Nigerian students and young people interact with comedy channels, watch free movies or watch news channels and it stops there.

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Yet, there are millions of other YouTube channels that Nigerians on the internet can take advantage of to improve themselves in various aspects of life.

According to available data:

“Based on 2022 data, YouTube hosts more than 800 million videos across 37 million channels on the platform. 1 billion videos are watched daily on YouTube by its more than 2 billion users. The number daily active users is 122 million and the average time people spend watching videos is 19 minutes.”

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This means that YouTube is not limited to comedy, news and movies. Legit.ng therefore presents some of the YouTube channels that Nigerians can benefit from while surfing the net.

1. As soon as possibleSCIENCE

With over 10.3 million subscribers as of October 2022, AsapScience is one of the fine places to sharpen your brain as a science student in Nigeria.

AsapScience uses a simple method to teach science terms, breaking them down with video illustrations to make learning and understanding easier.

2. Edutopia

Edutopia is another YouTube channel that Nigerian students can benefit from. This channel was launched on May 1, 2007 and is aimed at teachers.

From this channel, Nigerian teachers can learn to be more productive in their work and add value to the lives of the children they teach.

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Edutopia has become increasingly popular as it currently has over 200,000 subscribers.

3. Physics of minutes

As a Nigerian student, when looking for where to learn simple terms in physics, you can very well give Minutephysics a try.

This interesting channel was launched on June 20, 2011. Minutephysics is fully dedicated to providing lessons in physics and other scientific subjects.

Currently, Minutephysics has over 5 million subscribers.

4. MIT OpenCourseWare

Nigerian students may not be familiar with the MIT OpenCourseWare YouTube channel, but it is considered one of the best places to learn on the internet.

The courses on this channel are provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

As a Nigerian student surfing the internet, you can learn about a variety of subjects here such as engineering, science, and statistics. MIT OpenCourseWare currently has over 4 million subscribers.

5. Computer scientist

Are you a Nigerian student interested in technology or IT? Well, Computerphile is a YouTube channel for those people who want to learn a lot about modern technology and computers.

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This interesting channel was launched on April 10, 2009 and it has remained one of the best places for enthusiasts.

It describes topics in simple terms to help people learn how technology products work.

Documents Nigerians need to apply to a foreign university

Meanwhile, LEgit.ng has also listed some documents that Nigerian students must have when applying to a foreign university.

The list noted that many Nigerian students are currently looking to move abroad without knowing how to apply.

Some of the documents in the list include diplomas, IELTS results, TOEFL results, statements of purpose and others.

Source: Legit.ng

Raymond T. Helms