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Most Preferred

Courses In Nigeria

(UTME 2013)

Tertiary

education

in

Nigeria

is

divided

into
:


College

of

Education


Polytechnic


University

College of
Education

Polytechnic

University







Candidates

applied

to

116

Colleges

of

Education

Candidates

applied

to

191

Polytechnics,

Monotechnics

and

Innovation

Enterprise

Institutions

Candidates

applied

to

122

Universities

University

Courses

in

Universities

There

are

about

650

courses

in

all

the

Universities
.

Courses

are

categorized

into

Faculty,

namely
:

Administration

Agriculture

Arts

Education

Engineering

Environmental

Sciences

Law

Medical

Sciences

Social

Sciences

Sciences

Distribution of Courses by Faculty

Faculty

Total

%

Social Sciences

400,707

24.12

Medicine

274,473

16.52

Sciences

230,253

13.86

Eng/Tech/Env.Design

222,944

13.42

Administration

215,085

12.95

Arts

119,531

7.19

Law

98,083

5.90

Education

65,072

3.92

Agriculture

35,339

2.13

Social

Sciences

emerged

top

contributing

24
%

of

total

Applicants
.

Agriculture,

Education

and

Law

are

the

bottom

three

Faculties

with

2
.
1
%
,

3
.
9
%

and

5
.
9
%

contribution

Most

Preferred

Courses

Of

the

over

650

courses
;

some

enjoy

high

subscription

as

first

choice

while

some

others

are

never

considered

though

they

eventually

get

enrolment

when

Applicants’

most

preferred

choices

deny

them

admission
.


Courses

like

Medicine,

Accounting,

Economics,

Mass

communication

are

over

subscribed
.

While

the

likes

of

Plant

Science,

Forestry

and

courses

in

Education

suffers

from

rejection
.

Most

Preferred

Courses



minimum

of

20
,
000

Applicants

Course

Total Applicants

Medicine And Surgery

133,668

Accounting

109,244

Economics

102,126

Business Administration

89,911

Law

88,193

Mass Communication

80,256

Computer Science

74,645

Political Science

63,173

Nursing Sceince

55,579

Microbiology

50,009

Electrical /Electronics Engineering

41,351

Civil Engineering

38,617

Biochemistry

36,506

Mechanical Engineering

36,333

Public Administration

35,215

Pharmacy

34,971

Sociology

29,980

Banking And Finance

26,974

Medical Laboratory

24,692

Most Preferred Faculties

Course

Faculty

Total Applicants

Economics, Mass
Communication, Political
Science, Sociology

Social Sciences

275,535

Accounting, Business
Administration, Public
Administration, Banking
And
Finance

Administration

261,344

Medicine And
Surgery, Nursing
Science, Pharmacy, Medical
Laboratory

Medicine

248,910

Computer
Science,
Microbiology, Biochemistry

Sciences

161,160

Electrical /
Electronics, Civil,

Mechanical Engineering

Engineering

116,301

Law

Law

88,193

This shows that Social Sciences and Administration Faculties are the most
sough after Faculties in Nigerian Universities.

Most Preferred Faculties (2011


2013)

It seems there is a growing reducing interest in
Administration.

Faculty

2011

2012

2013

Administration

314,867

277,815

215,085

Agriculture

20,873

26,113

35,339

Arts

69,406

60,673

119,531

Education

57,624

62,587

65,072

Eng/Tech/Env.Design

192,733

197,836

222,944

Law

80,927

87,385

98,083

Medicine

214,047

231,753

274,473

Sciences

207,045

202,705

230,253

Social Sciences

281,069

303,929

400,707

Grand Total

1,438,591

1,450,796

1,661,487

Most Preferred Faculties (2011


2013)

Courses

2011

2012

2013

Average

Medicine And Surgery

114,530

116,037

133,668

121,412

Accounting

108,793

99,842

109,244

105,960

Economics

88,387

95,552

102,126

95,355

Law

72,126

82,550

88,193

80,956

Mass Communication

63,251

69,836

80,256

71,114

Computer Science

57,299

65,123

74,645

65,689

Business Management

15,365

79,783

89,911

61,686

Political Science

56,428

54,695

63,173

58,099

Microbiology

40,747

44,399

50,009

45,052

Nursing Science

34,046

41,805

55,579

43,810

Business Administration

84,842

15,573

17,391

39,269

Biochemistry

35,752

33,467

36,506

35,242

Public Administration

38,370

29,942

35,215

34,509

Mechanical Engineering

31,804

32,493

36,333

33,543

Civil Engineering

29,420

32,223

38,617

33,420

Pharmacy

30,432

32,654

34,971

32,686

Electrical /Electronics Engineering

29,208

28,707

33,635

30,517

Sociology

27,739

27,423

29,980

28,381

Banking/Finance

21,110

23,313

26,974

23,799

Medical Laboratory Science

17,154

22,724

24,692

21,523

Petroleum Engineering

16,899

14,337

15,323

15,520

Chemical Engineering

14,461

13,601

13,320

13,794

Architecture

12,771

13,272

14,512

13,518

English Language

14,607

10,545

13,573

12,908

Psychology

8,920

11,105

12,733

10,919

Computer Engineering

8,752

10,710

12,111

10,524

Geography

8,266

8,319

12,268

9,618

The

Big

16

Courses
:

Medicine &
Surgery
(121,412)

Accounting
(105,960)

Economics
(95,355)

Law
(80,956)

Mass
Communication
(71,114)

Computer
Science
(65,689)

Business
Management

(61,686)

Political
Science
(58,099)

Microbiology

(45,052)

Nursing
Science
(43,810)

Business
Administration

(39,269)

Biochemistry

(35,242)

Public
Administration

(34,509)

Mechanical
Engineering
(33,543)

Civil
Engineering
(33.420)

Pharmacy
(32,686)

Polytechnic / Monotechnic

&
Innovation Enterprise
Institutions (IEI)

Polytechnic

/

Monotechnic

&

IEI

There

are

about

86

courses

in

all

the

Polytechnics

and

Monotechnics
.

Courses

are

categorized

into

Schools,

namely
:

Polytechnic

/

Monotechnic

IEI

There

are

21
courses

in

all

the

IEI

Sciences

Social
Sciences

Engineering

Distribution of Courses by School

School/Faculty

Applicants

%

Engineering

572,631

36.52

Sciences

191,426

12.21

Social Sciences

804,633

51.32

Grand Total

1,567,864

Social

Sciences

emerged

top

contributing

51
%

of

total

Applicants
.

There

seem

to

be

a

strong

correlation

between

this

and

that

of

University
.

More

Preferred

Courses

Of

the

over

100

courses
;

some

enjoy

high

subscription

as

first

choice

while

some

others

are

rarely

considered

though

they

eventually

get

enrolment

when

Applicants’

preferred

choices

deny

them

admission
.


Courses like
Science Laboratory
Technology,
Business
Administration &
Management, Mass
Communication, Public Administration,
Accountancy, Computer Science are over
subscribed.

More

Preferred

Courses



minimum

of

10
,
000

Applicants

Courses

Total

Science Laboratory Technology

288,717

Business Administration & Management

262,106

Mass Communication

203,523

Public Administration

133,392

Accountancy

130,953

Computer Science

120,414

Electrical/Electronics Engineering

58,776

Civil Engineering

51,484

Banking And Finance

47,388

Mechanical Engineering

42,437

Food Technology

24,299

Computer Engineering

23,298

Office Technology And Management

20,573

Estate Management

18,429

Architectural Technology

16,834

Hospitality Management

11,834

More Preferred Faculties

Courses

Faculty


Total

Electrical/Electronics, Civil, Mechanical,
Computer Engineering, Food
Technology

Engineering

200,294

Science Laboratory
Technology,
Computer Science, Office
Technology
& Management, Estate Management,
Architectural
Technology

Sciences

464,967

Business Administration &
Management, Mass
Communication

Public

Administration,

Accountancy

Banking

And

Finance,

Hospitality

Management

Social
Sciences

789,196

More Preferred Faculties (2011


2013)

Faculty

2011

2012

2013

Engineering

483,937

497,712

572,631

Sciences

180,495

177,058

191,426

Social Sciences

716,888

713,759

804,633

Grand Total

1,381,320

1,388,529

1,567,864

More Preferred Faculties (2011


2013)

Course

2011

2012

2013

AVG

Business Administration &
Management

232,573

233,314

288,717

251,535

Science Laboratory Technology

214,346

228,093

262,079

234,839

Mass Communication

171,474

179,772

203,523

184,923

Public Administration

100,821

107,886

133,392

114,033

Accountancy

129,873

126,944

128,898

128,572

Computer Science

113,517

113,031

120,414

115,654

Electrical/Electronics Engineering

61,545

57,557

58,704

59,269

Banking And Finance

54,766

51,103

47,388

51,086

Civil Engineering Technology

42,989

45,596

51,484

46,690

Mechanical Engineering Technology

40,533

39,867

42,437

40,946

Food Technology

28,237

26,654

24,299

26,397

Computer Engineering

19,614

21,105

23,250

21,323

Office Technology
& Management

14,595

16,239

20,573

17,136

Estate Management

16,610

16,112

18,429

17,050

Architectural Technology

15,060

14,874

16,834

15,589

Hospitality Management

16,894

14,164

11,834

14,297

Chemical Engineering Technology

12,473

8,443

6,709

9,208

The

Big

16

Courses
:

Business
Administration
&
Management

(251,535)

Science
Laboratory
Technology

(234,839)

Civil
Engineering

(46,690)

Mechanical
Engineering

(40,946)

Mass
Communication
(184,923)

Public
Administration

(114,033)

Food
Technology

(26,397)

Computer
Technology

(21,323)

Accounting
(128,572)

Computer
Science

(59,269)

Office
Technology &
Management

(17,136)

Estate
Management

(17,050)

Elect/Elect
Engineering
(59,269)

Banking &
Finance

(51,086)

Architectural
Technology

(15,589)

Hospitality
Management

(14,297)

P

O

L

Y

T

E

C

H

N

I

C

Colleges of Education

Colleges

of

Education

There

are

over

300

courses

in

all

the

Colleges

of

Education
.

Courses

are

categorized

into

Schools,

namely
:

Arts

Sciences

Distribution of Courses by School

School/Faculty

Applicants

%

Arts

936,508

57.73

Sciences

685,800

42.27

Grand Total

1,622,308

Arts emerged top contributing
57.73% of total Applicants.

Preferred Courses


minimum of
2
0,000 Applicants

Courses

Total

Business Education

380,276

Biology/Chemistry

226,767

Biology/Integrated Science

69,734

English/Social Studies

68,543

Mathematics/Physics

66,426

Chemistry/Physics

54,097

Economics/Social Studies

53,962

Political Science/Social Studies

53,084

English (Double Major)

50,718

Computer Science Education/Mathematics

46,034

Computer Education/Physics

41,843

Economics/Political Science

41,300

Agricultural Science (Double Major)

27,956

Chemistry/Integrated Science

25,913

English/Political Science

24,595

Computer Science Education/Integrated
Sci.

22,778

Chemistry/Mathematics

22,016

Economics/Mathematics

21,710

Computer Education/Chemistry

20,227

Preferred Faculties

Courses

Faculty

Total

Business
Education, English/Social Studies,
Economics/Social Studies,

Political Science/Social
Studies, English
(Double Major
), English/Political
Science, Economics/Mathematics

Arts

652,888

Biology/Chemistry, Biology/Integrated Science,
Mathematics/Physics, Chemistry/Physics,
Computer
Science
Education/Mathematics,
Computer Education/Physics, Economics/Political
Science, Agricultural
Science (Double Major
),
Chemistry/Integrated Science, Computer
Science
, Education/Integrated Science,
Chemistry/Mathematics, Computer
Education/Chemistry

Sciences

665,091

Preferred Faculties (2011


2013)

Faculty

2011

2012

2013

Arts

805,731

803,979

936,508

Sciences

593,052

612,812

685,800

Grand Total

1,398,783

1,416,791

1,622,308

Faculty

% 2011

% 2012

% 2013

Arts

57.75

56.75

57.73

Sciences

42.40

43.25

42.27

Preferred Faculties (2011


2013)

Course

2011

2012

2013

Average

Business Education

325,725

327,305

380,276

344,435

Biology/Chemistry

176,281

185,796

226,767

196,281

Biology/Integrated Science

60,522

63,081

69,734

64,446

English/Social Studies

60,608

62,872

68,543

64,008

Mathematics/Physics

48,450

55,209

66,426

56,695

Economics/Social Studies

55,175

48,960

53,962

52,699

Chemistry/Physics

46,345

49,339

54,097

49,927

Political Science/Social Studies

47,425

47,053

53,084

49,187

Computer Science Education/Mathematics

52,275

45,487

46,034

47,932

Economics/Political Science

42,686

40,362

41,300

41,449

English (double Major)

33,070

39,718

50,718

41,169

Computer Education/Physics

38,269

38,385

41,843

39,499

Agricultural Science (double Major)

23,516

24,180

27,956

25,217

Chemistry/Integrated Science

22,937

23,621

25,913

24,157

Economics/Mathematics

27,742

22,988

21,710

24,147

Computer Science Education/Integrated
Sci.

25,546

21,734

22,778

23,353

Chemistry/Mathematics

21,653

20,391

22,016

21,353

English/Political Science

18,787

19,896

24,595

21,093

The

Big

16

Courses
:

Business
Education

(344,435)

Biology/

Chemistry

(196,281)

Biology/

Integrated
Science

(64,446)

English/
Social Studies

(64,008)

Mathematics/

Physics

(56,695)

Economics/
Social
Studies

(52,699)

Chemistry/
Physics

(49,927)

Pol. Sci./
Social
Studies

(49,187)

Computer Sci.
Education/
Math

(47,932)

Economics /
Political Sci.

(41,449)

English (Double
Major)

(41,169)

Computer
Education/
Physics

(39,499)

Agric. Sci./
(double Major)

(25,217)

Chemistry/
Int. Science

(24,157)

Economics/
Mathematics

(24,147)

Computer Sci.
Education/
Int. Science

(23,353)

Colleges of Education

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