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WhatsApp has 1 billion monthly active users worldwide, according to reports as at February 2016. It is a very popular instant messaging platform that has eased the way we communicate. Nigerians are not left behind. They are also active users of Facebook-owned WhatsApp.

One area it is very useful is in the area of education. WhatsApp is really helping many Nigerian students in their universities. So, if you are a student and you are not on WhatsApp, these reasons should convince you to join the over 1 billion individuals using this instant messaging platform. In fact, where have you been?

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Better interaction between lecturers and students

Lecturers in Nigerian universities have embraced WhatsApp as a means of communicating with their students. They share times for lectures, and assignments, by creating WhatsApp group. This will definitely reach every student as far as they are online. With the introduction of video calls feature on WhatsApp, lecturers can record lectures and share it with students.

Brings students closer

WhatsApp has been able to bridge the gap between students and bring them closer. In addition to this, it has become easier for them to take decisions.

Saves money and time

Whether you stay on or off campus, you will save money and time going to a class or exams which has been postponed or canceled. You can focus on other things when you get the information from your WhatsApp contacts and groups.

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You no longer miss out on school fun

All work are no play makes Nigerian students a… With WhatsApp, you will not miss out on the dinners, barbecue nights, beach parties and other fun activities.

Students no longer miss exams, classes, and assignment

Unlike in the past when there was no WhatsApp, many students have missed exams that were rescheduled. The same goes for classes and assignments. This is not the case today because they have WhatsApp groups where all students belong and where they share information.

Written by Damilola Faustino

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