Best courses to study in Nigeria 2023 To Become Successful

In this post, we will be discussing extensively on the best courses to study in Nigeria 2023, especially as a Nigerian student.

This may not mean that other courses are not relevant, rather these courses are carefully selected out of the best on the basis of self employment after school.

In my previous article I discussed major reasons for choosing a course of study in higher institutions, because most students will just choose any course they like without any knowledge of what it is all about.

Not only that their are some good factors that you need to look at before you choose any course such as; Graduate employment rate, the reputation of the institution, the general ranking of the University and quality of facilities present in the university.

However, if you are a JAMB candidate preparing for JAMB examination or any pre degree examination I will like you to take a look at this list of best courses to study in Nigeria University.  

List of best courses to study in Nigeria 2023

  1. Medicine and Surgery.
  2. Geology.
  3. Engineering.
  4. Computer Science
  5. Mathematics.
  6. Law
  7. Economics and Statistics.
  8. Fishery.
  9. Architecture
  10. Accounting and Finance.
  11. Business & Administrative Studies.
  12. NursingNursing
  13. Agriculture Science.
  14. Entrepreneurship.
  15. Estate management.
  16. Pharmacy.
  17. Marketing.
  18. Health Education.
  19. Home Economics.
  20. Physics.
  21. Human Resources Management.
  22. Chemistry.
  23. Graphics Art.
  24. Mass Communication
  25. Sociology.

  Since we have listed out some courses that we consider as the best, let quickly list out worst courses to study at University.

wait! that it is worst does not mean that those courses are totally useless rather the opportunities attached to them are very low, and for some you will hardly get employeed in Nigeria.  

Worst courses to study in Nigeria universities

  • Primary Education.
  • Music.
  • Philosophy.
  • Social Studies.
  • English Literature.
  • Religious Studies.
  • Counseling Psychology
  • French.
  • Political Science.
  • Sport.
  • Zoology
  • Theatre Art.
  • Language; Igbo, House, Yoruba.
  • Geography.
  • Physical Education.
  • Library and Information Science.
  • Fine Art.
  • Botany.

Top 3 Best Rated Courses in Nigeria

  1. Computer Science/Computer Engineering
  2. Biotechnology (Biotech)
  3. Economics

Computer Science

Computer Science is one of the best course to study in Nigerian universities, and as a course involves the theoritical and practical study of computer technology and it’s Applications in the modern world towards solving our everyday needs and making life more easy and digital.

In most Universities in Nigeria, Computer science is a course under faculty of science.  

Why Study Computer?

Just as we all know, the world today is wholely moving to the digital side, that is what we always hear everyday as “The Twenty First Century”.

Anyone who is still a computer iliterate today is highly left behind, because of the importance of computer. Almost all we do today involve the smart help of the computer, and may never be possible without the computer.  

How To Be Self-employed With Computer Science

Today, we have kept hearing people especially the young ones say that “School is a playground”. This is really due to the nature of graduates we have kept producing, graduates without jobs, always frustrated, having nothing to offer to the society after years of study in the University.

For this reason, the game has seemed to be on a rapid change; the type of graduates needed in our society today are those that have something to offer to the society, not those that crammed all sorts of theories in the University.

This is why skills has come to play a very vital role especially among the graduates and undergraduates; as this will help a lot in reducing the general disease of unemployment after school, there by changing how people have viewed school to be a scam.

When meditating on the issue of skills, computer skills maybe one of the best, useful and inevitable skills you can ever think of.

I am very sure that an apprentice that learnt computer skills will never lack job to do; then think if one should now study computer in the University, I guess the person is really going to be a very hot cake in the society.

Generally, all I have tried to bring out is that if you study computer science in the University, you can easily find a way to be self-employed without having to wait for government’s employment.

Apart from being self-employed, there are still many attractive places or sectors you can work if you should study computer. In fact one that studied computer is bound to work anywhere at all, there is no limit of employment opportunities to one that studied computer science.

A computer scientist is always seen as a very useful material in big organizations including banks. Apart from these, a computer scientist can become:

  • IT consultant,
  • Cybersecurity consultant,
  • Information systems manager,
  • Database administrator,
  • Multimedia programmer,
  • Systems analyst,
  • Software developer, and so on.

Nigerian Institutions that Offer Computer Science?

There are many institutions in Nigeria that offer the best of computer science, but due to time I may just list few of them here, they are:

  • Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo (FUNAI),
  • University of Nigeria (UNN),
  • Federal University Of Technology Owerri (FUTO) etc.

JAMB Subject Combination for Computer Science

  1. English,
  2. Mathematics,
  3. Chemistry and
  4. Physics.

In most Universities in Nigeria, Computer science is a 4-year programme.  

Biotechnology (Biotech)

Biotechnology is a very innovative University course which involves the utilization of biological systems including living organisms or part of living organisms to modify or develop new products with the aim of helping a better life.

Due to the harmful effects of chemicals in our ecosytem today, Biotechnology has seemed to be a leading case of study accross the globe because it involves the safest and innovative way of production of foods/feeds, medicines, energy and so on. In order to maximize production and achieve better health and standard of living; making the ecosystem more friendly.

When you check the major areas of biotechnology which are Agriculture (food), health/medicine, and so on, you would actually understand that the world is moving towards Biotechnology; That is why it has remained center of interest in USA and other Western Countries.

In most Universities in Nigeria that offer Biotechnology as course, it is always under faculty of science.  

How You Can Be Self-employed With Biotechnology?

There are may ways you can be selfemployed if you study biotechnology in the university, but the most appealing side is that you will be the best modern agriculturist, an expert in production of foods and products that suits human health; and remember Agriculture remains the hub for the efforts of any country.

Apart from being self-employed, there are still many lucrative sectors you can work if you study Biotechnology. You can be a:

  • Laboratory Assistant,
  • Greenhouse and Field Technician,
  • Forensic DNA Analyst,
  • Clinical Research Associate,
  • Bioinformatics Specialist,
  • Animal Caretaker,
  • Production Engineer,
  • Qualiy Assurance (QA) Engineer,
  • Consultant,
  • Biomedical Engineer,
  • Soil and Plant Scientist,
  • Food Scientist and Technologist,
  • Epidemiologist,
  • Agricultural and Food Scientist,
  • Agricultural Engineer,
  • Animal Scientist,
  • Biochemist and Biophysicist, and so on.

Institutions That Offer Biotechnology in Nigeria

Biotechnology is a not a new course in Nigeria Universities, though many institutions have not accredited it as a course.

But, Ebonyi State University (EBSU) remains the first University in Nigeria to offer Biotechnology as a course, in fact even till date, EBSU still remains the best University that gives the best of Biotechnology as a Course.   JAMB Subject Combination For Biotechnology

  1. English,
  2. Biology,
  3. Chemistry, and
  4. Physics.

Biotechnology is a 4-year course in most Universities in Nigeria that offer it.  


Economics as a university course is always under the Faculty of Social science and Humanities in many Universities in Nigeria.

It is a field of study that comprises the practical and theoretical science of the production and distribution of wealth.

It maybe wise to know that those succeeding in the world today are not civil servants, rather those that are good or expects in financial management, those that have the business IQ.

People that know the importance of having a good financial knowledge always like attending to programmes organized for business/financial management, because they know that is the only way to explore financially.

Since economics is one of the best courses to study in Nigeria that can teach you good financial/business management, it then means that Economics remains one of the most useful/relevant courses in the University.  

How To Be self-employed with Economics

If you study economics, you can become not just self-employed, but also employers of labour because all you think is business and financial management. Apart from this, if you study economics in the University, you can become:

  • Data analyst,
  • Financial planner,
  • Accountant,
  • Economic researcher,
  • Financial consultant,
  • Investment analyst, and so on.

  Universities in Nigeria that is doing Economics as a Course

  • EBSU
  • OAU etc

JAMB subject Combination For Economics

  1. Economics,
  2. Mathematics and any of
  3. Government/History, Geography, Literature in English, and
  4. CRS/IRK.

It is never wise to allow someone else to choose a course for you to study in the University, this is one of the major reasons many graduates are frustrated today, because they didn’t go for what they are good in.

Everyone always has an area of interest, it is always good to go for the course you know is good and compatible with your mind and ability, instead of choosing a course of study because of your parents or your friends.

Not everyone has a defined area of interest, some people always find it difficult to make choice in terms of career or course of study. This is absolutely normal because you are not alone.

In a case whereby you are confused about choosing a career or course of study, then there is always good reasons to seek for advice from the experienced ones.

That is why I am making this post; the post is not for those that have a strong area of interest, because I cannot change your choice in life.

The post is for those that are confused about making the right choice of courses to study in the University; I am giving it just as a suggestion.

But which ever way, these courses discussed in this post still remain very legit, best courses to study in Nigeria university.  

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