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      Esther Amadi

      Prior to choosing a university program of study, there are several things to take into account.

      1. Is the subject something you would enjoy studying for at least four years? is the first thing to consider.
      2. The course’s marketability is the second and most important consideration.


      The range of degrees offered by institutions in Nigeria is constrained by the country’s environment. This is not to imply that they don’t provide any other courses in other countries. However, it does suggest that some professions that are studied at Nigerian colleges cannot be fully practiced there. They are the worst programs since they don’t pay well and aren’t valued in Nigeria. In other countries they might be highly valuable, but not in Nigeria.

      It is important to emphasize that these courses are not useless and that many people who have taken them are still in the workforce. The main issue is that they might not be able to find other employment in their fields outside instructing students in specific courses or subjects at colleges and universities. The fact that you can work anywhere in Nigeria regardless of the course you studied, with the exception of the medical industry, is another.


      10 Least Marketable Courses In Nigeria.


      1. CRK/IRK

      Courses centered on religion include Christian Religious Knowledge (or Studies) and Islamic Religious Studies. They rank among the least desirable courses to take in Nigeria. Given the prevalence of churches and ministerial activities in Nigeria, job options for graduates of these programs are minimal to nonexistent. For graduates of these courses, teaching positions are the only immediately available employment options. Some go even further and give lectures at universities.


      2. Animal Science

      This field of research examines the management of agricultural livestock production. Especially in nations that produce agriculture, those who do this course should have employment options. Aside from other places, they work on farms and ranches. Students who successfully complete this course will also be prepared to launch and run their own cattle enterprises.

      Unfortunately, there aren’t many suitable employment opportunities for animal scientists in Nigeria. Nigeria is an agricultural nation, yet those who work in the livestock and animal industries are typically uneducated, untrained, or perhaps semi-skilled. The result is that the course’s graduates are currently jobless. Other employers favor hiring those without degrees, claiming that they have more experience than those with degrees. These factors lead to graduates of animal sciences finding themselves jobless, competing with less educated individuals, or working in other professions.


      3. Library And Information Science

      A course in library and information science looks at how information is gathered, arranged, made accessible, and protected in both physical and digital libraries. In the era of computers, this subject is among the most crucial ones to take in a university. It is, nevertheless, one of Nigeria’s worst courses.

      Graduates of this program either find menial employment or continue to be unemployed. Physical libraries are not frequently visited in Nigeria. The nation’s libraries are inoperable and stocked with out-of-date literature. Nigerians like digital or online libraries over traditional ones.

      Others don’t frequent actual libraries and have little to no knowledge about digital libraries. Because of this, this course cannot be sold in Nigeria, and anyone who takes it will have limited career opportunities.


      4. Geography

      Geography is a branch of science that is concerned in the study of the features, regions, phenomena, and inhabitants of the planets and the earth. The course is comprehensive because it examines how people, nature, and objects have evolved and developed over time. Students must put up a lot of effort in the geography subject. However, in Nigeria, the amount returned to graduates is less than what was paid to them. You can work in surveying, real estate, meteorology, emergency management, etc. after completing this course at the Nigerian university.

      The course is among the worst you can take in Nigeria. As we have seen, those who study geography at Nigerian institutions wind up working in disciplines that are not their own. Because it does not pay its graduates directly, it is less marketable in Nigeria. Graduates of this program sometimes struggle to find employment and take positions in other professions. Because of the course’s multidisciplinary nature, graduates can fit into other fields, although their own discipline has less opportunities.


      5. Sociology And Anthropology

      Sociology is the study of society, social interaction patterns, human behavior in social situations, and cultural elements that are present in people’s daily lives. Sociology conducts its study via empirical studies and critical analysis. Contrarily, anthropology is the study of human cultures and how they changed over time. Anthropologists are interested in exploring the various facets of human history and life, as well as what makes people human. The two courses are studied concurrently at some universities, such as the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, while they are studied separately at other institutions.

      If you practice outside of Nigeria, these are excellent courses that pay well. For those who complete this degree, there aren’t many work options in Nigeria. There aren’t many jobs available for them in places that are dedicated to their field. This indicates that one of the worst courses one may take in Nigeria is anthropology.


      6. Archaeology

      One of the worst majors to study in Nigeria is archaeology, which also has a low market value there. The study of ancient human activity through the artifacts they left behind is called archaeology. They research prehistory and human history using these fossils and artifacts. It sounds like it is widely used in the west based on this. Even though Nigeria has produced some excellent archaeologists, there are still few work possibilities for them there. Because it lacks a solid foundation and support to carry out its services and fairly compensate archaeologists, this course cannot be successfully marketed in Nigeria.


      7. Horticulture

      The cultivation of plants for food, ornament, comfort, and material is known as horticulture. It is among the poorest courses available in Nigeria. Although horticulturists plant fruits, vegetables, and flowers for consumption and ornamentation, they are not highly regarded in Nigeria. This is so that anyone can cultivate them all without going to a university. Additionally, ornamental objects are not valued in Nigeria. It is challenging to see a company hiring a horticulturist given that anyone can complete the task. These factors make the course one of Nigeria’s least valued courses.


      8. Crop Science

      The field of science that examines crops is called crop science. The selection, development, and production of crops that are helpful to humans are involved. Everything related to crop planting, harvesting, and upkeep is covered.

      There are many farmers in Nigeria, both educated and unskilled. You are rarely hired for any job based on your course work if you take this course at the university. The advantage is that, if you choose, you can establish your own farm or find work in another industry. It is such a waste of money and time to spend years in college studying subjects you might not need after graduation.


      9. Physical Education

      One of the worst courses to take in Nigeria is this one. It’s not a bad idea to study fitness training as a course in college because you can put what you learn into practice. Opportunities do abound, but they are found outside of the country. Graduates of this course in Nigeria have few or no employment options outside of teaching.

      There are less prospects for this course because people who take it after school wind up working in different industries, which prevents them from getting decent jobs. Another factor is that Nigerians would prefer to train themselves rather than hire a professional. Some Nigerians are grateful for the course and those who took it. These factors make physical education one of Nigeria’s weakest and least marketable degrees.


      10. Development Studies

      A multidisciplinary social science course focused on development is called “development studies.” It has two branches; one is concerned with bringing about changes in politics, society, the economy, and the environment, and the other is concerned with enhancing human welfare and making sustainable use of the earth’s resources.

      It is obvious that Nigeria is not a good market for this training. On the one hand, the nation does not know much about it. In contrast, the course focuses on a people’s political and cultural growth and favors finding a solution to some of the issues. Nigeria is a nation that resists change readily. The graduates must compete for jobs with people from other fields because there are few career possibilities available.


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      This is content! Thank you.

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