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10 invaluable websites for acquiring new skills

Did you know that as of 2014, there are an estimated 65 million internet users in Nigeria. This is an incredible increase from a mere 78,000 in the early 2000’s. This means more and more people are understanding the importance of being connected to the internet. The internet is a powerful tool which, when used well could prove invaluable to the user. So next time you go online, remember that instead of idling away on social media, sports and gossip sites, you can be acquiring new skills with these 10 awesome websites. 

1) Spreeder

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This website is for the readers out there. Can’t read a book quick enough? then visit this website. Spreeder is designed to improve your reading not only in terms of speed but comprehension as well.

2) Lumosity

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Train your brain! Through this awesome website, you can exercise your brain while learning how it functions, and  also improve thinking capability. Basically it helps improve your IQ. The coolest parts of it are the simple fun games though…

3) Wiki-How

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From how to concentrate on studies to how to throw a party, this websites literally has tutorials on how to do anything. When you are stuck or confused on how to perform any task, just visit this site and you’ll get a better idea. And cool pictures are used to better illustrate different points.

4)Khan Academy

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This amazing website helps you learn at your pace. Through interactive exercises, you get to train yourself on different subjects such as maths, science, history, economics and many more. This is a great website for students to get extra learning sessions after school. It’s like having control over your own school…

5) Chandoo.org

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Do you get frustrated with Microsoft excel like any normal person? well you should definitely visit Chandoo.org. the website has useful tutorials that will turn you to an excel pro in no time.

6) Code Academy

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This is for those interested in creating apps, websites… basically, those who want to be computer scientists. Code academy teaches you how to code in a very interactive way and at your own pace.

7) Duolingo

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We all know the importance of learning more than one language in this ever competitive world we live in. This website helps you get ahead of the game. Learn to speak Italian, French, Spanish and many more through this fun and educational website.

8) Real World Math

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We all know how complicated math problems can be. This website proves that mathematics is much more than a set of problems in a textbook. Through a virtual world of Google earth, you get to see the usefulness of maths in our everyday life.

9) Draw Space

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This is for the artists and those who would love to learn to draw as well. Through interactive online classes and learning, you can learn different drawing techniques and styles.

10) Youtube

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This is one website that needs no introduction. However, do you know you can do more than just watch funny videos? there are hundreds of tutorials that are uploaded on this website constantly. It is a great resource.

Have fun while improving yourself for free…

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