Many undergraduates and graduates are regretting due
to their choice of course today. They have failed to
consider some essential facts while choosing a field of
study. This is usually due to influence by parents, friends
and family members. As this decision is a sensitive one
that determines the future of a man, I have decided to
write this article today so that you will not make a decision
with a regretful end.
If you are at the point of choosing a field of study, the
following are the questions you should ask yourself.
1. DO I HAVE PASSION FOR THIS COURSE?
The word “PASSION” is irresistible and should never be
underestimated. Choosing a course without desire often
lead to regret. If you have passion for computer and
internet and hate biology, it will be best to go for Computer
science or engineering. Don’t be influenced by other
people’s decision to go for Biology-ralated course like
medicine and surgery when you don’t like biology. If you
like chemistry, then you shod choose it’s related courses
like Pharmacy, Biochemistry Chemical engineering e.t.c.
Passion for a course should be considered first because
br /> -Course you have passion for are usually easier to
-Courses you don’t have passion for are usually harder
2. AM I CAPABLE TO STUDENTS THIS COURSE?
Your ability is best known to you. Consider an average or
below average student choosing Medicine and Surgery.
What happens? It will be difficult for such a person to cope
with the course requirement which eventually leads to
failure. So, consider your ability, how much you can read,
your retentive capability before choosing a course.
3. HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO STUDENTS THIS COURSE?
“Money” is another important thing to consider while
choosing a course. Consider the standard of living of your
parents or your sponsor. Courses that involves more
practical and expensive such as Anatomy, Medicine,
Animal-related Courses should not be chosen by someone
with a low standard of living. It will affect you during your
period of study.
4. WHAT IS THE STATUS OF THIS COURSE IN THE
I’ll break this question down into two parts br /> A. Is
employment readily or rarely available?
B. How much will I get paid after getting a job?
A. Hot cake Courses like medicine, pharmacy, law,
chemical engineering, computer engineering, Mass
communication, civil engineer, nursing e.t.c have high
demand in the Labour market while Courses like religious
study, music, zoology, sports, sociology and geography are
not marketable. So, choose Courses that are in high
demand in labour market.
B. Everybody wants to earn some cool cash. Nobody wants
to graduate and start earning #20,000-30,000 yearly. While
some courses pays greatly, others are manageable.
Everybody wants to earn hundreds of thousands yearly. Hot
cake Courses mentioned above can fetch you such cash.
So, choose a course that pays so you won’t regret in life.
However, geographical location should also be considered
because a course which pays in Nigeria may not pay in
I believe if you can consider the questions above, you will
make the best decision in choosing a course for study.
NGstudents Team Cares…..