Top 10 Worst Courses To Study In Nigeria [2020]

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You see those guys up there right? I’m sure don’t wanna be like them… LOL. This post will be about the worst courses to study in Nigeria because students who come out as graduates in them are almost not employable in Nigeria.

Although pursuing a good course at the university is not a grantee for instant employment or a good life. But its quite better to be on the right side as some courses aren’t just marketable in Nigeria.

The courses to be mentioned in this post are the worst courses to study in Nigeria, but this doesn’t mean that they(graduates of these courses) won’t be employed at all in Nigeria. It only means that the employment rate of graduates of these courses is extremely low.

Many of these courses will be extremely valued in other countries of the world. In Nigeria, they’re just a No for various employers.

After my research on the Nigerian tertiary education system and a few visits to various employers in the country, this is a comprehensive list of the worst courses to study in Nigeria.

Top 10 Worst Courses To Study In Nigeria 2020

Many students in Nigeria are always like “No B About Wetin You Study“. But the truth is that as an admission seeker you should always watch for the employment rate and relevance of any course in the society or don’t go to school at all(focus on your handwork or business).

This is an unbiased list of the worst courses any student can study in Nigeria and we’ve many factors into consideration when compiling it. Enjoy!

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Home Economics

If you’re currently studying this course or planning to study it, forgive me for saying this but it’s a waste of time and resources.

Home economics is a course that deals with the relationship between individuals, families, communities, and the environment in which they live.

The last place I’ve seen a graduate of home economics work was in my junior secondary school as the home economics teacher.

Although this is an easy course to get when applying for admission into any university of your choice in Nigeria, it’s not worth the time.


JEEZ… Who still studies courses like this in 2020?

This is one course I can never advise any student in Nigeria to pursue… Never!. For those who don’t know, Horticulture is the study of the cultivation, processing, and sale of fruits, vegetables, ornamental plants, and flowers.

Horticulture is a good course(no doubt) with a high employment rate in other countries of the world. But don’t try to study the course in Nigeria if you’re going to be searching for a job after schooling(Nobody will employ you… Lol).

You can still start up a flower sale business. But there’s no difference between you and other flower sellers even after attending a university.

Horticulture is one of the worst courses to study in Nigeria for 2020.

General Arts

This is a course that covers most art branches like visual art, sculpture, paintings e.t.c. Most students who study this course find it hard to take a career path in life due to the complexity of general arts.

With the present condition of the economy in Nigeria(as of 2020), most people find it hard to purchase artworks with their hard-earned money. They rather spend it on food.

This doesn’t mean it’s a bad course but try to make up your mind before going for it.

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Social Studies

Most students who study social studies school always end up regretting it because they always end up in the classrooms or having no job at all.

With the new requirements by the Nigerian government for aspiring teacher to have a degree in education(social studies education in this case), Social studies graduates are certainly not employable in Nigeria.

Physical Education

This a good course for those who want to specialize in the education sector but it’s still under the worst courses to study in Nigeria.

Most graduates who studied this course usually head back to school to study a course under medicine and surgery in the university.

Why waste 4 years when you can just do one of the courses (like medical radiography which is easy to get) that are related to medicine and surgery in Nigeria. You can view the post about that Here


Almost no company in Nigeria employes Anthropologists(you can tell me one in the comment section).

Anthropology students study humans and human behaviour and societies in the present and past. The services of these graduates are almost no longer needed as Nigerians have other things to worry about.


The skills of Sociologists in Nigeria are almost not needed in modern-day Nigeria. Most sociologists suffer in school reading very big books but end up rejected by employers because their skills are irrelevant.

If you don’t have the Necessary Connection(s) to get a job in Nigeria not regarding the course you studied, please don’t go for this course.


As one of the least competitive courses in Nigeria, it’s certain that no student wants to study religious courses(C.R.K or I.R.K) again in Nigeria.

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With the way Churches and Mosques in every nook and cranny within Nigeria, no one cares about what you studied in school for you to be a Pastor or Imam. People believe in others who can quote and explain the teachings of God/Allah regardless of what you studied in school.

Nevertheless, as a graduate of any of these religious courses, you can work in established religious firms like the Anglican church, Roman Catholic church and some mosques in Nigeria as a Sunday school teacher, Chaplain, Instructor, Imam e.t.c.

Overall religious courses are not the best to spend your university days on.

Crop Science

Crop science is also one of those courses which are not marketable in Nigeria. It involves the study of various crops and diseases that can affect them negatively.

Graduates who studied crop science without plans to start up their own businesses have very slim chances of getting employment in modern-day Nigeria.

Overall, Crop science is ok for people who have good plans for the future and not waiting for various employers of labour in Nigeria.

Animal Science

This course is simply defined as the study of the production and management of farm animals. In Nigeria, they have lesser employment than their counterparts in the Agricultural department.

Better alternatives for animal science are Veterinary Medicine and Agricultural Engineering.


This post has been about my personal view of the worst courses to study in Nigeria after conducting appropriate research online and offline.

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