If you’re asked to list the best courses to study in Nigerian universities with the best employment opportunity, what will be your answer?
Well, today on NigeriauniversityNews, I’ll be sharing with you, the complete comprehensive list of best courses with the best employment opportunities in Nigeria.
Truly, we won’t deny the fact that Nigeria is still a developing nation, there are courses that one can study, which will not fit into the grand scheme of things right now, within the developing economy of Nigeria.
The same goes for other courses that you can study which are in great need at this moment because these courses have more utilitarian values compared to the others in a developing country like Nigeria.
Before proceeding, I’ll love to quote Author of Animal Farm, George Owen: “All Animals Are Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than The Others”.
It’s sad that a lot of Nigerian students blindly enter the universities to study certain courses that really have no social relevance within the context of Nigerian developing economy, only for them to realize after entering the labor market that they just wasted their time in the universities studying a course that is not in much demand in a country like Nigeria.
There are very few employment opportunities in Nigeria, and studying some courses in Nigeria can only make your employability more difficult than those who studied courses that are versatile and fits into the Nigerian economy.
Before proceeding, it’s healthy to remember here that in developed countries (Most times, called first world countries), people study primarily for the sake of gaining knowledge, of which work might be a secondary consideration.
But they have no similarity with the economy and employability of Nigeria, we mostly go to school for the sake of gaining employment upon graduation, which is why the course you’re going for, should be in much demand.
Below, I’ll be sharing with you, list of degree courses with the best employment opportunities in Nigeria. Included also is another 20 courses with the worst employment opportunities in Nigeria.
This list was compiled after observing the Nigerian employment market and propose this list as a course-choice-guide to prospective students who wish to apply for admission into any academic institution of their choice in Nigeria.
Important Note: These courses listed below as the best courses with better employment opportunities in Nigeria, and the worst courses in Nigeria are the opinion of the writer.
BEST COURSES To Study In Nigeria.
1. Civil Engineering.
2. Agriculture Science.
5. Business & Administrative Studies.
7. Computer Science/IT.
10. Health Education.
11. Home Economics.
13. Graphics Art.
14. Accounting & Finance.
18. Human Resources Management.
22. Land Surveyor,
23. Estate Surveyor,
25. Town Planner.
WORST COURSES To Study In Nigeria.
1. Religious Studies.
2. Political Science.
5. Primary Education.
9. Counseling Psychology.
12. Library and Information Science.
13. Fine Art.
15. Social Studies.
16. Mass Communication.
18. Physical Education.
19. Theatre Art.
20. English Literature.
My Final Conclusion.
First, I recommend this list, its a very good observation and great analyzes.
This analysis was completely based on Nigeria’s unemployment problem (As you can tell, it’s a sad time for the country as the rate of unemployment keeps increasing with no sustainable plans by the government to reduce it).
So what courses could survive the down-time and withstand Nigeria’s economic situation is my priority when compiling this list.
I discovered that environmental courses are very lucrative, and it’s cheaper and easier for a graduate to start up immediately or even right from undergraduate.
Another important point I’ll love to iron out here is this. Let’s take for example: Architect, Land Surveyor, Estate Surveyor, Builder, Town Planner.
You’ll notice that for a developing country like Nigeria, the demands for these skills-based professions are very high as far as development of our environment/Built environment is concern either in developed countries or in developing countries like Nigeria.
A graduate of courses like Architect, Land Surveyor, Estate Surveyor, Builder, Town Planner, can easily and quickly start up their career without the need for high capital or seeking employment.
To make it clearer, from the example outlined above, you should know that the employable demands for these skills-based professions are high and requests for their services are expensive. This means that these courses are lucrative.