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5 courses Nigerian parents were crazy about in the 80s



5 courses Nigerian parents were crazy about in the 80s

If you had gained admission
into a University in the 80s or early 90s, chances are that your
parents would have wanted you to study one of these five courses. Nigerian
families in the 80s were so obsessed with these courses that it was
considered a part of parenting to guide your children to study these
courses in the university.

Other courses
like Business Administration, Public Administration, Music, Zoology and
so on were adjudged to be of no value. In fact, any course that has to
do with administration in the eyes of the minds of Nigerian parents was
reduced to a clerk’s job while music and theatre arts were believed to
have been designed to keep simpletons academically busy in the
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University of Ibadan
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You must have heard about how the Afro Beat Legend, Fela Anikulapo’s
parents sent him abroad to study Medicine, but instead of following his
parents’ whims listened to his inner self and followed the path that
led to music.
This exemplifies the kind
of control Nigerian parents exercise on the career choice of their
children. And here are the five courses your parents would have loved
you study in the 80s.


was common to hear people gossip about the son of their neighbour who
works as a doctor in a big hospital in Lagos, Port Harcourt or Kano.
Courses Nigerian parents were crazy about in the 80s

Medical students

idea of having a son who is a medical doctor was a thing in the 80s and
some parents could sell their cocoa farm to ensure their children
become a medical practitioner in a big Hospital in Lagos or other cities
in the country.

for these Nigerian parents, Medicine is the only choice they endorse
for their son or daughter can study in the university. Any other
interest could cause rancour in the family.


Nigerian parents were obsessively fascinated with Engineering as a
course in the University. The Engineering field like Medicine is big and
diverse, and parents in the 80s usually want their children to excel in
one of the many subfields of Engineering.
Engineering is one of the courses Nigerian parents want their children to study

Engineering students

Saying, my son is an Engineer in Lagos is one of the proudest things for fathers and mothers to say.


is another profession parents were strongly endeared to. These parents
did not enjoin their children to study law because they were
troublesome, rather their interest in the legal profession stems from
the respect lawyers command in the society.
Law is one of the courses Nigerian parents want their kids to study

Nigerian Law students

respect is also transferred to the parents too as neighbour hold such
parents in high esteem. And who wouldn’t like to be revered for having a
prosperous child?

Banking and Finance:

is a profession that is closely associated with money. You can say
parents who encouraged their children to go to University to study
Banking and Finance have money in mind.
understand what it means to be a Banker. They know the value attached
to working in financial institutions and they want their children to be a
respected financial expert in their lifetime.
Banking and Finance is one of the courses Nigerian parents want their children to study

Young Nigerian Bankers

Accountancy :

like Banking and Finance, the relationship between accounting and money
is responsible for the reason why parents want their kids to become
accountants. To some of these parents, every accountant is automatically
a rich man and of course no parent wanted to spend money on a child to
go to University to bring home poverty.
Accountancy is one course Nigerian parents want their children to study

Nigerian Accountants

are reasons why parents invest in the education of their parents and
one of such reasons is for their children to become accountants

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These five courses were majorly the notable professions parents subscribe to. Some parents still do choose for their children though, but to a great extent, the rate has reduced. Children now have the liberty to choose Music, Zoology, Sociology, Geology even Traffic Management in University.

It may be argued that parents chose these courses because they are lucrative, we cannot also deny the fact that these courses command respect, prestigious and relevant.

So, let’s not blame our parents, they only want the best for us.


Ike Ani is a Freelance writer whose quest constantly is to relate happenings around the world to human daily living. He's also a song writer and singer, Acoustic Guitarist, and Teacher.

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Watch the Video HERE

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Reno Omokri Nuggets

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Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

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