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Friday, August 23, 2019

Mrs Dees Corner -Choosing Courses

Why is there a disparity tilting towards favouritism on one end between those who studied professional courses and those who didn't?







I had roommates who were studying Law, Engineering and Nursing and at some point during our stay together, they made remarks that insinuated my course was as easy as it sounded.


Each time my roommates were reading till day break (tdb), I was the only one who retired to bed after a few hours and they would attribute it to my course of study. My friend often wondered how I managed to fill JAMB form and chose English as my first choice. To her, I was just plain stupid for making such decision.


I learned early that the only remedy to prevent sleep that worked for me while studying for exams was to keep an interesting novel handy which I read to ward off sleep and return to my books once I felt alert. My roommates would always say; " that's because you are studying English." To them, what it entailed was the study of noun and other parts of speech. My explanation that English was much more failed to broaden their narrowed perception.


The International Oil Companies (IOC's) didn't help matters as well. Each time there was an opening for scholarships, only those in the sciences, social sciences were eligible to apply. The only department in Arts and Humanities that was permitted to apply was Mass Communication.

I never got the opportunity to apply for any of these scholarships because of my course of study. I felt at a disadvantage.


Even in the labour market, there seem to be more job openings for professionals in their various fields than those who studied non-professional courses. 

22 comments:

  1. No mind them Stella, the narrative is changing now. Who professional courses help nowadays, na who u know is the best course now.

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    1. Professional courses are better in a country like Nigeria. At all at all you must get something to do.

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    2. Went back to school to study Counseling psychology, it is really paying well and intending to do my masters in Play therapy as the demand is high.

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    3. Story for the gods there are many lawyers and doctors that are jobless now o

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    4. You just lied!!

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  2. Okay, how about someone that read botany and is working in shell?
    These days, it is about a lot of factors in Nigeria.

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    1. It's either the person had a very good grade, came in as an intern or is connected.

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    2. read english too and i work in a bank and im climbing the ladder in this industry i find myself, the sector doesnt really consider course of study but prompt and steady deliverables

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  3. My father pushed me to study law,back then I wasn't happy but it's paying off now.i'm never without work, no matter how small.

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    1. @Bingo
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  4. Mbok, I still regret not doing a professional course coz (med/surg) If I did, I won't be d only one at home....who international relations EPP? If its good for u, it didn't benefit me.

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    1. BB Dats my course too. D thing no relate at all. Most times i dnt tell people my real course (even till now). Back then in sch it was fun and interesting bt now eeh, mchewww.

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    2. Seems we are all in same boat

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  5. Yeah sometimes it's not about what you read but reading a course that would make you employable in the real world is advisable.

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  6. I regret not studying a professional course o. Engineering for help my career well well. The job I am doing now is engineering related and most times its my experience that helps. I have added professional qualifications and an additional degree but it would have been much easier if I had studied engineering . If you must study a non professional course abeg try to graduate with a minimum of 2.1. Don't mind people telling you what you studied and graduated with doesnt matter. That's a big fat lie. Except you want to remain a bank teller for 15 years. When it's time for promotion or internal vacancies it's little things like what you studied or grade that might set you apart.Or you would be doing a job for 10 years and they would just bring one youngie with zero experience as your supervisor because he has an MBA. Study o, make u no dey talk"do you know how long I have worked here?" for another man company!

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    1. You just hit the nail on the head. Your course doesn't matter and bla bla=bladderdash...If you haven't got the connect or original ororo. Please study a good course or come out with a good grade. I studied Geo and Regional Planning and I worked hard to make sure I came out with a 2:1 ...Upon that I still had to go trainings on social and digital media marketing, Web Development and recently finished my Advance Diploma in Information Technology program.. The next thing on my schedule is to learn GIS...I just finished serving, please SDK bvs, if there is any job opening that you think I'm okay for, I don't mind applying. I am hardworking, can multi task and work under pressure. Please Stella post..I really need a job. I have worked really hard for this degree. One day, I would send in my chronicles.

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    2. Yet my sister with Agric degree is a bank manager. That it didn't work for you doesn't mean it's not working for others

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    3. Am sure your sister was a marketer in the bank before becoming the bank manager. Meanwhile she must have met targets steadily.is not as easy as you made it sound my dear.

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