Tertiary education in Nigeria is divided into:College of EducationPolytechnicUniversityCollege ofCollege ofCollege ofCollege ofEducationEducationEducationEducationPolytechnicPolytechnicPolytechnicPolytechnicUniversityUniversityUniversityUniversity≡≡≡Candidates applied to 116Colleges of EducationCandidates applied to 191Polytechnics, Monotechnics andInnovation Enterprise InstitutionsCandidates applied to 122Universities
CoursesCoursesCoursesCourses inininin UniversitiesUniversitiesUniversitiesUniversitiesThere are about 650 courses in all the Universities.Courses are categorized into Faculty, namely:Administration Agriculture Arts Education EngineeringEnvironmentalSciencesLaw Medical Sciences SocialSciencesSciences
Distribution of Courses by FacultyDistribution of Courses by FacultyDistribution of Courses by FacultyDistribution of Courses by FacultyFacultyFacultyFacultyFaculty TotalTotalTotalTotal %%%%Social Sciences 400,707 24.12Medicine 274,473 16.52Sciences 230,253 13.86Eng/Tech/Env.Design 222,944 13.42Administration 215,085 12.95Arts 119,531 7.19Law 98,083 5.90Education 65,072 3.92Agriculture 35,339 2.13Social Sciences emerged top contributing 24% of totalApplicants. Agriculture, Education and Law are thebottom three Faculties with 2.1%, 3.9% and 5.9%contribution
MostMostMostMost PreferredPreferredPreferredPreferred CoursesCoursesCoursesCoursesOf the over 650 courses; some enjoy highsubscription as first choice while some othersare never considered though they eventuallyget enrolment when Applicants’ mostpreferred choices deny them admission.Courses like Medicine, Accounting, Economics,Mass communication are over subscribed.While the likes of Plant Science, Forestry andcourses in Education suffers from rejection.
MostMostMostMost PreferredPreferredPreferredPreferred CoursesCoursesCoursesCourses ––––minimumminimumminimumminimum ofofofof 20202020,,,,000000000000 ApplicantsApplicantsApplicantsApplicantsCourseCourseCourseCourse Total ApplicantsTotal ApplicantsTotal ApplicantsTotal ApplicantsMedicine And Surgery 133,668Accounting 109,244Economics 102,126Business Administration 89,911Law 88,193Mass Communication 80,256Computer Science 74,645Political Science 63,173Nursing Sceince 55,579Microbiology 50,009Electrical /Electronics Engineering 41,351Civil Engineering 38,617Biochemistry 36,506Mechanical Engineering 36,333Public Administration 35,215Pharmacy 34,971Sociology 29,980Banking And Finance 26,974Medical Laboratory 24,692
Most Preferred FacultiesMost Preferred FacultiesMost Preferred FacultiesMost Preferred FacultiesCourseCourseCourseCourse FacultyFacultyFacultyFaculty Total ApplicantsTotal ApplicantsTotal ApplicantsTotal ApplicantsEconomics, MassCommunication, PoliticalScience, SociologySocial Sciences 275,535Accounting, BusinessAdministration, PublicAdministration, Banking AndFinanceAdministration 261,344Medicine And Surgery, NursingScience, Pharmacy, MedicalLaboratoryMedicine 248,910Computer Science,Microbiology, BiochemistrySciences 161,160Electrical /Electronics, Civil,Mechanical EngineeringEngineering 116,301Law Law 88,193This shows that Social Sciences and Administration Faculties are the mostsough after Faculties in Nigerian Universities.
PolytechnicPolytechnicPolytechnicPolytechnic //// MonotechnicMonotechnicMonotechnicMonotechnic &&&& IEIIEIIEIIEIThere are about 86 courses in all the Polytechnicsand Monotechnics. Courses are categorized intoSchools, namely:PolytechnicPolytechnicPolytechnicPolytechnic //// MonotechnicMonotechnicMonotechnicMonotechnicIEIIEIIEIIEIThere are 21courses in all the IEISciencesSciencesSciencesSciencesSocialSocialSocialSocialSciencesSciencesSciencesSciencesEngineeringEngineeringEngineeringEngineering
Distribution of Courses by SchoolDistribution of Courses by SchoolDistribution of Courses by SchoolDistribution of Courses by SchoolSchool/FacultySchool/FacultySchool/FacultySchool/Faculty ApplicantsApplicantsApplicantsApplicants %%%%Engineering 572,631 36.52Sciences 191,426 12.21Social Sciences 804,633 51.32Grand TotalGrand TotalGrand TotalGrand Total 1,567,8641,567,8641,567,8641,567,864Social Sciences emerged top contributing 51%of total Applicants. There seem to be a strongcorrelation between this and that ofUniversity.
MoreMoreMoreMore PreferredPreferredPreferredPreferred CoursesCoursesCoursesCoursesOf the over 100 courses; some enjoy highsubscription as first choice while some others arerarely considered though they eventually getenrolment when Applicants’ preferred choicesdeny them admission.Courses like Science Laboratory Technology,Business Administration & Management, MassCommunication, Public Administration,Accountancy, Computer Science are oversubscribed.
Colleges of EducationColleges of EducationColleges of EducationColleges of Education
CollegesCollegesCollegesColleges ofofofof EducationEducationEducationEducationThere are over 300 courses in all the Colleges ofEducation. Courses are categorized into Schools,namely:ArtsArtsArtsArtsSciencesSciencesSciencesSciences
Distribution of Courses by SchoolDistribution of Courses by SchoolDistribution of Courses by SchoolDistribution of Courses by SchoolSchool/FacultySchool/FacultySchool/FacultySchool/Faculty ApplicantsApplicantsApplicantsApplicants %%%%Arts 936,508 57.73Sciences 685,800 42.27Grand TotalGrand TotalGrand TotalGrand Total 1,622,3081,622,3081,622,3081,622,308Arts emerged top contributing57.73% of total Applicants.