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April 13, 2024

Computer Science tops courses young Nigerians studying in universities – Report

Computer Science tops courses young Nigerians studying in universities – Report

By Biodun Busari 

Computer Science has ranked first in the list of courses Nigerian students studying in the universities for the past three years.

This was revealed according to a post by Statisense on its X social media platform as Microbiology and Accountancy/Accounting appeared second and third on the list.

Statisense, a leading data company transitioning into using AI to simplify data and documents for businesses, consumers and governments, quoted the Federal Ministry of Education.

In 2022, the number of students admitted to study Computer Science were 23,732; Microbiology accounted for 16,440 students while 14,303 students went for Accountancy/Accounting.

Revealing top three states for the admission of these courses, Imo, Delta and Anambra had highest number of students applying for Computer Science.

Benue, Imo and Ondo had the highest number of students admitted into the universities for Microbiology, while Oyo, Ogun and Imo recorded the highest number of students for the Accountancy/Accounting.

See full list below:

TOP 25 COURSES BY ADMISSION INTO NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES – 2022

1 Computer Science: 23,732

2 Microbiology: 16,440

3 Accountancy/Accounting: 14,303

4 Mass Communication: 14,009

5 Biochemistry: 13,662

6 Political Science: 11,482

7 Business Administration: 10,043

8 Economics: 8,925

9 Sociology: 7,774

10 Medical Lab Science: 7,484

11 Civil Engineering: 7,116

12 Nursing: 6,973

13 Public Administration: 6,874

14 Education & Biology: 6,653

15 Mechanical Engineering: 6,305

16 Chemistry: 6,104

17 Medicine & Surgery: 5,936

18 Agriculture: 5,868

19 Business Education: 5,591

20 Science Lab Technology: 5,429

21 Law: 5,417

22 English Language: 5,097

23 Physiology: 5,059

24 Anatomy: 5,038

25 Library & Info Science: 4,780

Source: Statisense/FMoE

TOP 10 COURSES BY ADMISSION INTO NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES – 2022

TOP 3 STATES

Computer Science: 23,732

1. Imo: 1,501

2. Delta: 1,386

3. Anambra: 1,346

Microbiology: 16,440

1. Benue: 1,004

2. Imo: 1,002

3. Ondo: 803

Accountancy/Accounting: 14,303

1. Oyo: 1,026

2. Ogun: 932

3. Imo: 820

Mass Communication: 14,009

1. Imo: 992

2. Delta: 833

3. Ogun: 831

Biochemistry: 13,662

1. Imo: 839

2. Oyo: 780

3. Anambra: 729

Political Science: 11,482

1. Imo: 649

2. Benue: 549

3. Enugu: 538

Business Administration: 10,043

1. Anambra: 682

2. Ogun: 651

3. Delta: 630

Economics: 8,925

1. Oyo: 616

2. Ogun: 580

3. Imo: 569

Sociology: 7,774

1. Kogi: 507

2. Benue: 447

3. Imo: 403

Medical Lab Science: 7,484

1. Imo: 696

2. Anambra: 601

3. Taraba: 556

Source: Statisense/FMoE