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Top 12 Worst Courses To Study In Nigeria [2022 Updated]


It is worth noting that Worst courses doesn’t mean people who study them wont be successful career-wise.

Pursuing a good university course does not guarantee immediate job or a nice life, but it is advisable to be on the safe side because some courses are not only marketable in Nigeria.

The courses included in this page are among the most difficult to study in Nigeria. This does not imply that persons who completed this course would never find work in Nigeria; rather, it indicates that the employment rate for graduates of these courses is exceedingly low.


However, Other elements that are considered when determining the relevance of a course include its popularity, geographic location, economic position, and past employment demand.

Many of these courses will be well regarded in other parts of the globe. For many employers in Nigeria, they are just a no.


This is an updated and thorough list of the worst courses to study in Nigeria right now, based on my research into the country’s higher education system and a few visits to major firms in the country.

Top 10 Worst Courses To Study In Nigeria

The following is a list of the ten worst courses to study in Nigeria, as well as the reasons for their low demand. Continue reading:



Horticulture is the cultivation of plants, primarily for the purposes of food, materials, comfort, and aesthetic. Horticulturists deal with the cultivation of flowers, fruits, and vegetables, as well as ornamental and fancy plants.

Horticulturists are hard to come by in Nigeria, and organizations that do exist are few and far between. Horticulture may also be one of the worst courses to pursue in Nigeria due to the lack of appreciation for nature and beauty.


Home Economics

If you’re presently taking or going to take this course, please accept my apologies for stating so, but it’s a waste of time and money.

Home economics is a course that looks at how people, their families, their communities, and the environment in which they live interact.

The last time I saw a graduate of home economics working was as the home economics teacher at my junior secondary school.

Theater Art

Graduates of performing or theatre arts are not the only ones who work in the entertainment sector in Nigeria. Because it is about how well you can do something like acting or singing in the creative sector, graduates of the performing arts face even more competition from graduates of other areas who are qualified to fill these roles. A good example is Nollywood.

General Arts

This is a course that covers a wide range of art disciplines, including visual art, sculpture, paintings, and so on. Because of the intricacy of general arts, most students who take this course find it difficult to choose a job route in life.

With the current state of the Nigerian economy and the epidemic plaguing the country, most individuals are finding it difficult to spend their hard-earned money on art. They would rather spend money on food and other essential causes than on artworks or a gallery visit.

This isn’t to say it’s a poor course; rather, make the decision to be self-employed before spending four years in college studying general arts.


This is yet another course that makes the list of Nigeria’s worst courses to study. Graduates of this program are frequently hired as CRS or CRK instructors in Nigerian secondary schools. The issue is that, except from teaching, you do not have a large range of options.

With the way churches and mosques are springing up all throughout Nigeria, it doesn’t matter what you studied in school to become a pastor or imam. People have faith in individuals who can quote and explain God’s/teachings, Allah’s regardless of what you learned in school.

Nonetheless, as a graduate of any of these religious schools, you can work as a Sunday school teacher, Chaplain, Instructor, Imam, and other positions in established religious organizations such as the Anglican church, Roman Catholic church, and some mosques in Nigeria.

Library Science

97% of students in the library sciences were usually unable to apply. Often the school imposes them because of the qualifications required. Bibliography is a good course, but it’s one of the worst courses to study in Nigeria. There is very low job availability and often jobs are based on who knows who. Library and Information Science are the closest courses to library science. Last is much better than the library.

The sciences of libraries are apparently redundant as libraries are mainly dysfunctional. Not only because Nigeria lacks good read habits, but because the digital age is on the rise. Graduates who study this course often have no choice but to take academic appointments and teachers. This means that this course has a very low employment rate.

Elementary Education

This course should be attended only if you are passionate about kindergarten and primary school students. However, why do you have the chance to teach nurseries and elementary and high school students, if you are able to take more advanced courses?

Classical Studies

For any serious student, this course is no-go area at all. Regardless of your love of art, literary, historical, cultural etc. There is no place for classical studies in Nigerian society. It’s all the money and survival that everyone wants.

Classical studies are the study of antique Mediterranean civilizations and of their legacy in the modern world, in particular Greece and Rome. The classical, classical and philosophical, classical and religious studies, mythological studies, Greek Antiquity and/or Greek Modernism can be major or minor.

Social Studies

Most students studying social education always regret it as they always end up in the junior high school classrooms or have no job whatsoever.

With the Nigerian government’s new requirements for aspiring professors to be educated, graduates of social studies in Nigeria certainly do not have a job.

Crop science

This is also known as crop, soil and plague in some schools in Nigeria. Graduates of crop science in other developed countries have a better chance of getting work, however, in Nigeria this is not the same story. However, many are still beginning careers as farmers or on farms.

Maybe this course is much more viable in future and the country that wants to invest in farming, but at this time one of Nigeria’s worst crop science is still studied.


In Nigeria almost no company employs anthropologists, because there is nearly zero demand for skill.

Students of anthropology study human, human and societal behaviour. These graduates’ services are nearly no longer necessary, because Nigerians need to worry about other things.

Animal Science

This course is defined simply as the study of farm livestock production and management. They have fewer jobs in Nigeria than their agricultural counterparts.

Veterinary and agricultural engineering are better alternatives for animal science.


In many Nigerian university systems, zoology is often considered the second option. When a future student often fails to meet the cut-off mark required for admittance to his or her favorite area of study, the student is offered a Zoology Studies.

Zoology is concerned with animal research and science. This course is not the best in a country which has little appreciation for wildlife.


This post deals with my personal view of Nigeria’s worst courses after extensive online and offline research. Did you have any courses on that list? Please, along with your reasons, let me know in the comments below.


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