13 Most Difficult Courses In Nigerian Universities – No 1 Is Wicked

Difficult Courses

  1. Aeronautical Engineering: The study, design and manufacturing of flight-capable machines. It is considered one of the toughest courses to study in a Nigerian university. Very few offer it.
  2. Pharmacy: It is a health profession that links health sciences with pharmaceutical sciences and aims to ensure the safe, effective, and affordable use of drugs. It is also considered a very dangerous course in Nigerian universities.

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  3. Actuarial Science: is a course that applies mathematical and statistical methods to assess risk in insurance, finance and other industries and professions. It is considered very tricky and should be avoided by people who have an aversion for numbers.
  4. Geology: This is the study of the Earth, the materials of which it is made, the structure of those materials, and the processes acting upon them. It is a popular, albeit very dangerous course to study in Nigeria.
  5. Physics: This is the natural science that studies matter, its motion and behaviour through space and time, and the related entities of energy and force. It is also considered one of the toughest courses to study, especially since it aims to understand how the universe behaves.
  6. Philosophy: It is the study of general and fundamental questions about existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Nigerian philosophy lecturers are very popular for being sadists.
  7. Chinese: This is the study of the Chinese Language; it is an equally tough course to pick, and even very fewer schools offer it in Nigeria.
  8. Russian: The Russian language is already considered one of the toughest languages to learn in the world. Imagine it being taught in a Nigerian classroom? I’m sure you get the gist.
  9. Petroleum and Gas Engineering: It is concerned with the activities related to the production of hydrocarbons, which can be either crude oil or natural gas. In many Nigerian schools, this course is often studied by chronic bookworms.
  10. Chemical Engineering: It uses the principles of chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, and economics to efficiently use, produce, design, transport and transform energy and materials. If you’re not an “efiko”, please don’t bother.
  11. Geo-Physics: It is concerned with the physical processes and physical properties of the Earth and its surrounding space environment. Only people with space dreams can try this in a Nigerian school.
  12. Bio-Chemistry: This is the study of chemical processes within and relating to living organisms. You will always see students of this department with big bags on campuses looking like refugees.
  13. Architecture: This is the process and product of planning, designing, & constructing buildings or any other structure. While this course is very lucrative, be prepared to spend six years in school.

Written by Nifemi Taiwo

A Content Lead @ tooXclusive Digital - Nifemi Taiwo is a graduate of the University of Lagos. He is a skilled writer and a great enthusiast of knowledge/information. He also has a robust will for growth and development for himself & others. He picks interest in music, politics and sports.


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