A lot of Nigerians have given up on studying within the country, due to the low standard of education in most institutions and the high fees that are not so affordable in the few institutions that manage to provide standard and quality education. However, a couple of courses are quite interesting to study in Nigerian Institutions as they offer the best possible learning environment and knowledge needed for students to excel after graduation. For those who are looking for the ideal course that can give you a good job after graduation and still leave you with plenty time while you are studying them, these courses have been selected out of the many courses in Nigerian universities and from the experiences and opinions of those who studied them.
According to keen observations in the past years, these courses are considered the most prestigious to study in Nigeria; graduates from these departments do not have to hunt for jobs endlessly before they get a good paying one and students actually have fun studying these courses. Here are the top 10 Best courses in Nigeria.
10. Mass Communication/Journalism
Mass Communication will remain a marketable course in Nigeria because not many Universities offer it, but many organizations need it. The course
entails providing competent manpower for Newspaper companies, Radio and Television houses, Arts Councils and other print oriented industries. This need has become more pronounced in the light of the broadcast deregulation policy of government as well as private investments in the newspaper industry. Aside Radio/TV stations, graduates of Mass Communication can work at the embassy, as ambassadors in English-speaking countries, as well as become freelance Journalists.
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Marketing is communicating the value of a product, service or brand to customers, for the purpose of promoting or selling that product, service, or brand. There are several marketing and advertising companies in Nigeria looking for fresh graduates and professionals in the field. Most of the sales representatives of many brands did not study Marketing and so they stand a lesser chance of succeeding than a certified Marketer from a Nigerian University/Institution.
8. Nursing/Laboratory Science
Nurses offer healthcare, working collaboratively with physicians, therapists, the patient, and other team members, that focuses on treating illness to improve quality of life. They are key staff in every hospital and clinic. Although fresh Nursing graduates do not earn mouth-watering salaries, they are hardly poor. It is not difficult for a nurse to get a job, because new Hospitals, private and public, are springing up everyday. An average clinic needs a minimum of 4 Nurses, while some big hospitals employ as much as 20 nurses to attend to the large number of patients they have.
7. Computer Engineering/IT
Information Technologist and computer professionals are in hot demand all over the world, including Nigeria. With special IT
skills, the chances of becoming successful as a Nigerian graduate is higher and even brighter. The only downside to it is that the competition is high as anybody can learn IT skills without necessarily going through a university to study computer engineering. In many institutions in Nigeria, computer engineering students are allowed to choose areas of in-depth study in their first year, and final year.
Pharmacy deals with the technique and science of preparing and dispensing drugs. Those taking this course learn the mechanism of action of the drug, interactions with other medications, dosages, the effects of the drugs, their uses, toxicity and contradictions. With hundreds of thousands of drugs currently in the market, it is a daunting task to know all the aspects of each drug and to dispense them according, therefore the health sector can not do without Pharmacists. Graduates of this department can work with The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). They can also open their own pharmacy with the licence given at graduation.