“My name is Abasido Umoh. I’m Nigerian and I’m a final year student at the University of Calabar in Cross River State in Nigeria. I’m studying Electronics and Computer Technology. It’s a five year programme and I’m in my final year. I’m from a Christian family of four.”
How did you learn about Alison?
I was searching around on the net for free online courses, not in any subject in particular, just free online courses because those were not very common at the time, and I found Alison. I decided to try one and it really was free so I went on with it and it was cool.
What was your first course on Alison, and why did you choose it?
It was a course on Information Technology. It was kind of related to my course so I decided to check it out.
How have Alison courses affected your career?
They’ve really helped me with my soft skills and given me a lot of exposure to courses in general because, besides Alison courses, I’ve also had the opportunity to veer into other online courses. Alison was the starting point for all of this.
What’s your favourite way to relax from studying?
Mostly I just sleep it off or play video games or listen to music. I like R’n’B. I don’t really like the Afro-pop that’s common here. I like foreign music – pop, R’n’B, trap music.
Where are you working or studying now?
My course is Electronics and Computer Technology so it has to do with computer programming, hardware installation and management of computers. There are also lots of theoretical aspects to it. It’s a five year programme and since the lockdown we’ve been on hold. I’m supposed to have rounded up a few months ago but I’m waiting for them to resume, hopefully. I’m also currently studying an Alison course on Copy Writing.
What’s next for you, in terms of education or work?
I’m currently working as a publishing contractor with Alison. I’m currently publishing a course on Cryptography. Hopefully, if I get out of school with a Bsc then I’ll go on to do something in that line of Information Technology.
If you could learn absolutely anything in the world from an Alison course, what would it be?
A course on cryptocurrency trading would be nice. There’s one on Blockchain already but blockchain is more general. I think one that narrowed in on cryptocurrency and cryptotrading would be cool.
What would you say to someone if they asked you about Alison? Would you recommend it and why?
It’s a good investment for anyone. Everything is 100% free on Alison. There are lots of benefits. The courses are well structured and very informative.