Pursuing a good course at the university is not a grantee for instant employment or a good life, but it’s 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 some of the worst courses to study in Nigeria This doesn’t mean that people who studied this course will never 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 an updated and comprehensive list of the worst courses to study in the country right now.
Top 10 Worst Courses To Study In Nigeria (Updated)
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!
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.
This is one course I can never advise any student in Nigeria to pursue. 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 developed countries of the world where the skills of people who study it are valued but don’t try to study the course in Nigeria if you’re going to be searching for a job after schooling.
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 right now.
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 and the pandemic ravaging the country, most people find it hard to purchase artworks with their hard-earned money. They rather spend it on food and other important causes than artworks or a trip to the gallery.
This doesn’t mean it’s a bad course but make up your mind to be self-employed before spending 4yeras in the university studying general arts.
Most students who study social studies school always end up regretting it because they always end up in the classrooms of junior secondary school students or having no job at all.
With the new requirements by the Nigerian government for aspiring teachers to have a degree in education course, Social studies graduates are certainly not employable in Nigeria.
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 later on in life.
Why waste 4 years studying a course like Physical Education 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?
Almost no company in Nigeria employs Anthropologists because the demand for the skill is almost zero.
Anthropology students study humans and human behavior 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 large 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.
With the way Churches and Mosques are popping up 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 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 labor in Nigeria.
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 scene.
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 extensive research both online and offline. Got any course that should be on this list? Please do let me know in the comments below alongside your reasons why they should be added.