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20 Best Courses To Study In Nigeria In 2018

There is nothing wrong with having passion in doing a job that pays less but in an idea world and especially in Nigeria, most people will choose one of the best courses that is rewarding and at the same time fulfilling.

The recent demand for higher education in Nigeria due to the limited space in our institutions of higher learning has necessitated the habit of getting admission irrespective of the course on offer.

Some people will argue that they will not wait for years before they will get admitted in their course of choice rather they will prefer to take any course so far it can lend to being a university student.

The downside of such a decision is so or later you will graduate from the program and you will face the job market with a qualification with a discipline that does not produce a job vacancy in Nigeria job sector.

This can favor those that are well connected because with their connection they can get a job in areas that do not related with their course of studies.

If you don’t have a strong network or family connection that will make getting a job after graduation easy for you, in addition you only have a qualify with no extra skills it is better you reconsider you course of study now or you will end up trying to look for a business to do after you must have graduated from the university.

There is no special way to figure out what is the current and future jobs in Nigeria but if you are following trends in Nigeria job market you will come to the realization that some sectors are hotter than others.

Irrespective of the profession you choose, the key to success is to work hard and differentiate yourself in a unique way from others so that it will make getting your dream job a breeze when you are out of the university.

Now lets quickly go through the list of the hottest programs to study in Nigeria in 2018

1. Accounting

2. Economics

3. Brand Management and Visual Communication

4. Tourism and Hospitality Management

5. Computer Science / Software Developer

6. Medicine

7. Marketing

8. Industrial Engineering

9. Network and System Administration

10. Sales Representative

11. Content Curator and Strategist

12. Security (Online and Offline)

13. Psychology

14. Civil Engineering

15. Mechanical Engineering

16. Make-up and Skin care specialist

17. Electrical Engineering

18. Computer Engineering

19. Software Engineering

20. Statistics

If there is any course that was omitted from this list and you feel it should be added, kindly use our comment box to let us know and also tell us why you think is a hotter profession.

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  1. Nursing and Laboratory Sciences is also one of the most lucrative course to study in Nigeria. The demand for Nurses is very high, not just in Nigeria but in other part of the world. Most foreign countries always search for nurses as one can easily work abroad. Same goes to Lab. Scientists.

  2. Real Estate or Estate Management and Valuation as it is called in Nigeria should be included and this is because landed properties is the real deal here as most people are venturing into the real estate market.

  3. environmental courses like architecture and urban and regional planning…… they are very marketable.

  4. Comr. Ubolikeme Tams Bestman

    Political Science should be added.

  5. Enieke-eye Crown

    Education which have lots of discipline should also be included in your list, educators/tutors/teachers are needed in the labour market on daily basis.

  6. Business &Administrative System

  7. yakubu adamu danladi

    yes most of us in nigeria are dependen on agriculture now,president mohammodu buhari sad everyone shull go on agriculture shull be named in it.


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