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Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by Thermodynamics(m): 9:39am On Dec 07
TEYA:

And what is wrong with civil engineering? They have more opportunities than almost any other engineering field!

No they don't, maybe in Dubai or in the western world, but definitely not in Nigeria, they just hire them to do small small contracts once in a while and when contract nor de, you go starve. Except your family is well connected, then, you can secure huge government contract and make it big.
Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by TEYA: 9:43am On Dec 07
Thermodynamics:


No they don't, maybe in Dubai or in the western world, but definitely not in Nigeria, they just hire them to do small small contracts once in a while and when contract nor de, you go starve. Except your family is well connected, then, you can secure huge government contract and make it big.
And do you know what happens to a petroleum engineer that is not hired by an oil company? Where will they even get the small jobs? There are many structural engineers making it big in the construction industry as ordinary free lancers.
Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by Jman06(m): 9:47am On Dec 07
Never choose a course that has no clear career path!!!
Don't allow anybody to deceive you!

Instead of studying courses with little or no demand in the labor market, please go and learn a skill or a trade. Many of us made the mistake and are in a better position to advise you today. Imagine studying a course up to masters level without a job and then you're told to go and do PhD. If you are not lucky to win a scholarship, how would you raise the money for PhD(both tuition fees and expenses on research) And then when you manage to finish PhD, you still need a godfather to get lecturing job! It's not worth the stress in my honest opinion.

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Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by Suspect33(m): 10:09am On Dec 07
Thermodynamics:
Advice for the teenagers, getting a job in Nigeria isn't easy, so don't let anyone deceive you with some bullshit talk like "" it doesn't matter what you study, as long as you are a graduate"". i am going to give it to you straight, study any of these courses to improve your chances of getting a job:

1). All engineering apart from Civil and Agric Engn.

2). Bus Admin and Economics

3). Medicine, nursing and pharmacy. Don't study law.

4). Computer science.

But finally, God above everything, if God says you will be successful in life, nothing can stop you, no matter the course you study. What I wrote up there is just my logical opinion. No offense to anyone.

bro, I want to study computer science but wrote waec as a commercial student, what can I do now?
Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by Thermodynamics(m): 10:29am On Dec 07
419, you go soon enter cell
Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by Thermodynamics(m): 10:31am On Dec 07
Suspect33:
bro, I want to study computer science but wrote waec as a commercial student, what can I do now?

Computer science is a very good course, you have to write WAEC again, it's just one year. That's my advice to you.
Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by uddeze(m): 11:00am On Dec 07
Jibsonified:


Can you please explain specifically what you mean by "Tech"
Technology undecided
Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by AdmissionTipz(m): 11:53am On Dec 07
shamaki1:
When is the closing date for the jamb reg??.. Nd Is it 3500 or still 5000??

It has been postponed to January. Also, it is #3500

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Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by AdmissionTipz(m): 11:54am On Dec 07
boyfwend:
Why is jamb not still yet out?
The FG will implement the new cost of JAMB form by January, so JAMB is waiting till January for it to be implemented.
Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by AdmissionTipz(m): 11:55am On Dec 07
Nasseeer:
Why making reference to MBBS is almost all your point.?

Sir, most of the time, our parents want us to study MBBS or law.
Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by AdmissionTipz(m): 11:57am On Dec 07
sweetmelanin:
Why does this post keep referring to medicine.
.. my advice:

1. AVOID LAW AT ALL COSTS!

2. AVOID ANY USELESS COURSE THAT DOESN'T LEAD TO A CLEAR CAREER.

Ma'am, I was only using MBBS as an example since it is the most sought course in Nigeria.
Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by AdmissionTipz(m): 11:58am On Dec 07
adedehinbo:
But when is the jamb form going to be out on sales
January

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Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by shiffynaani(m): 1:04pm On Dec 07
PLS HOUSE, INTELLIGENT PEOPLE ONLY.I WANT TO STUDY PHARMACY. AM GOING TO BE 24 NEXT YEAR. CAN I STILL MAKE IT? NO INSULT PLS
Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by porka: 1:31pm On Dec 07
Young people, always listen to your parents. They have traveled the path before. They know the reality on ground.

They know your capacity, what you can do and what you cannot do.

Don't get carried away with this kind of advise.

It will do you no good.

This kind of advise can only set you up as a beneficiary of TraderMoni, N-Power and the like.

It is obvious that this guy has a huge complex, especially with his repeated mention of medicine and surgery and law.

Believe in yourself. But be reasonable.

People study principally because you want to make a living. It is less about feeling cool. Making a living is not a joke.

Make sure you chose a course that gives you training and skill; that guarantees you earning income as quickly and as independently as possible.

It is not every course that guarantees this.

You can still study medicine or law after your first degree. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise. Pursue it. It is worth it.

By the time you are getting inducted as a medical doctor, that your microbiology graduate friend might still be disoriented without any job offer or opportunity.

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Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by holuwajobar(m): 2:07pm On Dec 07
shiffynaani:
PLS HOUSE, INTELLIGENT PEOPLE ONLY.I WANT TO STUDY PHARMACY. AM GOING TO BE 24 NEXT YEAR. CAN I STILL MAKE IT? NO INSULT PLS

Why not? You can still make it. Pharmacy is a 5years + 1year internship (making six years) course. At most, you will be at the range of 30 to 32 ( consider ASUU strikes) by the time you graduate.

If thats what you want, go for it bro.
Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by holuwajobar(m): 2:10pm On Dec 07
porka:
Young people, always listen to your parents. They have traveled the path before. They know the reality on ground.

They know your capacity, what you can do and what you cannot do.

Don't get carried away with this kind of advise.

It will do you no good.

This kind of advise can only set you up as a beneficiary of TraderMoni, N-Power and the like.

It is obvious that this guy has a huge complex,especially with his repeated mention of medicine and surgery and law.

Believe in yourself. But be reasonable.

People study principally because you want to make a living. It is less about feeling cool. Making a living is not a joke.

Make sure you chose a course that gives you training and skill; that guarantees you earning income as quickly and as independently as possible.

It is not every course that guarantees this.

You can still study medicine or law after your first degree. Do not let anyone tell you otherwise. Pursue it. It is worth it.

By the time you are getting inducted as a medical doctor, that your microbiology graduate friend might still be disoriented without any job offer or opportunity.




The bolded, I use mbbs and law because that's what most parents tell their ward to study.
Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by holuwajobar(m): 2:12pm On Dec 07
holuwajobar:


Why not? You can still make it. Pharmacy is a 5years + 1year internship (making six years) course. At most, you will be at the range of 30 to 32 ( consider ASUU strikes) by the time you graduate.

If thats what you want, go for it bro.

Come to think of it, assuming chinua achebe had studied medicine or fela had studied medicine, do you know think they would have attain such height?
Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by Flows001(m): 2:13pm On Dec 07
sweetmelanin:
Why does this post keep referring to medicine.
.. my advice:

1. AVOID LAW AT ALL COSTS!

2. AVOID ANY USELESS COURSE THAT DOESN'T LEAD TO A CLEAR CAREER.
Avoid Law?? U seem pained...that's a professional course for Christ's sake!!! Ur opinion still doesn't change d reality in Op's post,Medicine and Law still rock!!!!!!

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Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by theresadelcas: 2:23pm On Dec 07
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Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by Allina: 2:27pm On Dec 07
Thermodynamics:
Advice for the teenagers, getting a job in Nigeria isn't easy, so don't let anyone deceive you with some bullshit talk like "" it doesn't matter what you study, as long as you are a graduate"". i am going to give it to you straight, study any of these courses to improve your chances of getting a job:

1). All engineering apart from Civil and Agric Engn.

2). Bus Admin and Economics

3). Medicine, nursing and pharmacy. Don't study law.

4). Computer science.

But finally, God above everything, if God says you will be successful in life, nothing can stop you, no matter the course you study. What I wrote up there is just my logical opinion. No offense to anyone.

education and accounting too
Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by shiffynaani(m): 3:16pm On Dec 07
holuwajobar:


Why not? You can still make it. Pharmacy is a 5years + 1year internship (making six years) course. At most, you will be at the range of 30 to 32 ( consider ASUU strikes) by the time you graduate.

If thats what you want, go for it bro.
THANKS SIR. I REALLY APPRECIATE

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Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by AlphaT1(m): 4:04pm On Dec 07
Jman06:
Frustration in hospital and other public institutions how How many pharmacists working in public institutions do you know Like those of them in NAFDAC, NIPRD, SON, etc I know many working there and they are very comfortable. So, give your reason for the above post so I can educate you further.
lolz... @ educate me..I am a pharmacist myself! I did my internship (12 months) and NYSC in the hospital before venturing into the academia (shortly) and then abandoning it for HSE.
Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by porka: 4:52pm On Dec 07
holuwajobar:


The bolded, I use mbbs and law because that's what most parents tell their ward to study.

It is misleading to say "most parents". Most depicts majority and there's no way we can measure these sort of things accurately.

Normal parents would naturally wish their children well by guiding them aright.

Many parents would prefer a career in STEM fields (science, technologies, engineering and mathematics) because they offer better opportunities than others.

Many of them have had to rue their choices in life and would prefer their children be guided properly.

When it comes to career and life endeavours, parents have seen it all.

If you are blessed with parents who take your matter seriously by assisting to navigate your career path, be thankful.

And it is not peculiar to Nigerian or African parents. You may read Steven Silbiger's The Jewish Phenomenon for more insights.

If your father's name is John D. Rockefeller or Rothschild you may decide to chose a career as a DJ.

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Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by Jman06(m): 6:20pm On Dec 07
AlphaT1:

lolz... @ educate me..I am a pharmacist myself! I did my internship (12 months) and NYSC in the hospital before venturing into the academia (shortly) and then abandoning it for HSE.
You were in hospital pharmacy, not other governmental organizations. Agreed that the condition of hospital pharmacy practice needs some improvement, it is not all that bad.
The point is not you making millions from the go but at least having somewhere to start from. Imagine, you even had the luxury of starting lecturing job and then readily changed to HSE. Many graduates can't even get teaching jobs in secondary schools!
Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by Suspect33(m): 8:47pm On Dec 07
Thermodynamics:


Computer science is a very good course, you have to write WAEC again, it's just one year. That's my advice to you.
re-write ke, I will kukuma settle for biz admin, I've waited four years already
Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by AlphaT1(m): 9:31pm On Dec 07
Jman06:
You were in hospital pharmacy, not other governmental organizations. Agreed that the condition of hospital pharmacy practice needs some improvement, it is not all that bad.
The point is not you making millions from the go but at lea[sup][/sup]st having somewhere to start from. Imagine, you even had the luxury of starting lecturing job and then readily changed to HSE. Many graduates can't even get teaching jobs in secondary schools!
Bros job satisfaction is not only about the salary....majority of my coursemates and colleagues (both senior and junior) in those public institutions you mentioned are unhappy with their jobs...I just helped one senior pharmacist moved from Igbobi to Chemonics (NGO) recently, one left Nafdac for malaria consortium etc. This is my 9th year in HSE. I no be small pikin again na....I don reach to advise young ones based on experience and reality....my lecturer mates don reach senior lecturer o bros.......
Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by Jman06(m): 7:50am On Dec 08
AlphaT1:

Bros job satisfaction is not only about the salary....majority of my coursemates and colleagues (both senior and junior) in those public institutions you mentioned are unhappy with their jobs...I just helped one senior pharmacist moved from Igbobi to Chemonics (NGO) recently, one left Nafdac for malaria consortium etc. This is my 9th year in HSE. I no be small pikin again na....I don reach to advise young ones based on experience and reality....my lecturer mates don reach senior lecturer o bros.......
Just like in every profession, there must be those who ain't satisfied! I know medical doctors who left medicine for business etc. Your use of the word majority is definitely an exaggeration because I know many pharmacists even in hospital and academia who are very happy with what they do. Humans are the most insatiable creatures on earth. While many other graduates are doing fasting and prayers to get even a bit of what you have, you are still complaining.
Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by AlphaT1(m): 8:36am On Dec 08
Jman06:
Just like in every profession, there must be those who ain't satisfied! I know medical doctors who left medicine for business etc. Your use of the word majority is definitely an exaggeration because I know many pharmacists even in hospital and academia who are very happy with what they do. Humans are the most insatiable creatures on earth. While many other graduates are doing fasting and prayers to get even a bit of what you have, you are still complaining.
Bros personally I am not complaining....but majority of my colleagues are really complaining, I discuss with these people almost everyday...na we wear d shoes and we know better where it pinches, you are looking at it from afar. A lot of people admire these guys from afar but get closer to them and you would understand better. Don't get me wrong, just like I said in my earlier statement, (I have also continued to mentor young pharmacy students) and my message remains; if you don't want to be much more frustrated with the profession, stay away from hospital practice. Space will not permit me to discuss the daunting challenges here; poor salary, stagnation, poor working conditions, no room for academic improvement, and no hope of getting to the peak of your career. etc. How can one be happy under these conditions? Just like you pointed out doctors are frustrated too with d hospital system hence their mass exodus to overseas. Yes pharmacy is lucrative especially if you are smart, and there are bountiful opportubities but Nigerian hospitals would only suck out your youthful strength as a young graduate and leave you dry.....It takes more than 20 years (of regular promotion) to become a director and earn around 400-500k. It wasn't even possible to rise to dat level in the past, it was only approved 3 or 4 years ago but some hospitals have refused to implement it up till now....
Hospital pharmacy is for an average-life kind of people not for the ambitious ones.....why would I go and study so hard and come and settle for "average?"....mbanu...you deserve better bros!
Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by Jman06(m): 8:53am On Dec 08
AlphaT1:

Bros personally I am not complaining....but majority of my colleagues are really complaining, I discuss with these people almost everyday...na we wear d shoes and we know better where it pinches, you are looking at it from afar. A lot of people admire these guys from afar but get closer to them and you would understand better. Don't get me wrong, just like I said in my earlier statement, (I have also continued to mentor young pharmacy students) and my message remains; if you don't want to be much more frustrated with the profession, stay away from hospital practice. Space will not permit me to discuss the daunting challenges here; poor salary, stagnation, poor working conditions, no room for academic improvement, and no hope of getting to the peak of your career. etc. How can one be happy under these conditions. Yes pharmacy is lucrative especially if you are smart, and there are bountiful opportubities but Nigerian hospitals would only suck out your youthful strength as a young graduate and leave you dry.....It takes more than 20 years (of regular promotion) to become a director and earn around 400-500k. It wasn't even possible to rise to dat level in the past, it was only approved 3 or 4 years ago but some hospitals have refused to implement it up till now....
Hospital pharmacy is for an average-life kind of people not for the ambitious ones.....why would I go and study so hard and come and settle for "average?"....mbanu...you deserve better bros!
Hospital pharmacy practice like I stated before needs some improvement. I'm not disputing that. But that doesn't mean all other governmental agencies are same as hospitals. Like I stated before, I have pharmacists in other agencies who are doing fine.
The point of this thread is not even about job satisfaction but about getting the job at all. Job satisfaction is relative! Somebody can be in hospital practice and be satisfied while another person would not.
I know hospital pharmacists who are also into community practice using other pharmacists as superintendents and they are doing well.

You are here complaining while others who graduated since the past 12years have not gotten anything at all.
Re: JAMB 2019-things To Consider When Choosing A Course by Kenmatt(m): 1:23pm On Dec 08
I want to study Philosophy. I think I like it. How about that?

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