Hi there! Are you a jambite who is applying to the University of Ibadan?

You probably have a desired course picked already, but due to one reason or the other, you’re beginning to consider choosing another one.

Hmmm. You want the best, sought after course in this highly prestigious university in Nigeria and it’s looking like you’re about to lose that chance.


Worry not! I’ve put together five courses offered in the University of Ibadan that are not popular but are definitely lucrative in the business world. Continue reading to find out.

1. European Studies

Before you freak out, this is not about the study of Europe and its countries o. If you love languages, it is an added advantage for you.

The department of European studies is a part of the Faculty of Arts. In this department, you are taught your choice of any of these three European languages: German, French and Russian. In a world where there is a high demand for tutors or translators for foreign languages, this is definitely a lucrative career to delve into.

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2. Zoology

The department of zoology falls under the faculty of Science. It is definitely another unpopular but lucrative course to study in the University of Ibadan.

Although, there are not many career prospects that properly appreciate them in the country, Zoologists have better opportunities in foreign countries like the United States. And so with a degree in zoology and a visa to the said country, you’re just about ready to secure the proverbial money bag.

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3. Aquaculture and fisheries management

You’ve probably heard that there is a lot of money in the fishing industry. Well, the department of Aquaculture and fisheries management is where you learn how to make money from this industry. It is a part of the faculty of Agriculture and forestry. It is another lucrative course which is unpopular but you should definitely look into.

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4. Agric Extension & Rural Development

There’s this popular saying among the Yoruba people which means there is money in the forest or farming. And that is very true!

If you’re in search of another course that is not sought after by many who want to study in a Nigerian university, but is definitely very lucrative, then it is Agric extension and rural development. There is a lot of money to be made in the farming business and many people still don’t know this yet.

5. Guidance and Counselling

As it is with the department of zoology, Guidance and Counselling is another lucrative course that is not recognized and appreciated as it should be. In fact, very few people who are currently studying the course or are graduates from their department know how lucrative this course can be. But with a degree in guidance and counselling and with the right opportunities in an environment where it is appreciated, this is another course that is very lucrative in the business world.

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In conclusion, you want to be careful in selecting your desired course of study. There are several factors to put into consideration and as much you want something that would yield favourable career prospects, be sure it’s something you would love doing for a very long time too.

So make sure you give it much thought. I wish you success!

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Oluwadamilola is a student of English at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. She is a creative writer and author. When she's not writing, she loves to read books and articles from which she gets inspiration that spur her own writings. She also loves to cook, and it's a good thing because she loves good food!

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