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Is There Much For A Mathematics Major In Nigeria?

You guys besides teaching what else does Nigeria offer Math Majors?

I want to know because I want to get a degree in math (have always wanted to) but everyone makes majoring in math out to be so unpromising that I am majoring in accounting which I believe will be the very cause of my death soon enough (accounting majors no offence).

Seriously I want to know if Teaching is all you can do with a math major in Nigeria, thanks for your help.

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Mathematics is the best course had eva knew. Is a pivot 2 every scince and management based courses e.g. Engineering, information technology, economics, accounting etc. As per Nigeria ur certificate doesn't determine where you work, I know of a yoruba major that works in bank, in oil company many discipline are employ including mathematics, economics, enginering etc. But I want you know that mathematics improve ur intelligence. It's a course that 've a bright future both in Nigeria and abroad. I love it a lot!

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Actually what Nosu said is correct. Mathematical sciences (Mathematics, Statistics, Operational Research and Computer Science) are very good and lucrative courses. But the problem is that Nigeria and Nigerians are yet to realise the significance of Mathematical sciences in the growth of the economy. People believe if it is not Accounting, Economics, Business Admin, Medicine, Pharmacy and Engineering then you are not a professional. But that is not true. All these course i have mentioned cannot do without the mathematical sciences. Medicine and Pharmacy for example will be incomplete with out Statistics; Accounting, Bus Admin and Economics will be incomplete with out maths and statistics; Engineering will be incomplete without Mathematics, Statistics and Computing. U need to study statistics deeply to see what enginneers, Doctors and Pharmacists do with it. Mathematical Sciences is necessary for every other course, and taking a Hons Degree in Mathematics, Statistics or Ops Research is not a bad idea. But the BIG question is : Can it fetch you a good JOB in Nigeria? Most mathematicians and statisticians work as Database administrators, programmers and systems analysts while some go into accounting and all that. It is a GOOD course any way. You can try it if u wish!!!

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Mathematics is a good course, but not in Nigeria. Try countries like Uk and US.

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we are too Stereotype in this part of the world. everybody want to be an accountant, engineer, doctor etc. u don't just do things without hving a passion for it. because if u do, when obstacle comes u will run and that why he is complainin now. if u do what u love doing , things will be easier and u will get result easily.Mind u, not every accountant are successful. Life response to deligent. a man that is diligent in his work with sit with kings and not mean men.

Note this, diligent in his work, that is what he loves doing and not what majority loves doing.

pursue ur heart desire, maths is a course that lead u into a hall with so many rooms. u are not mistaking.

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dont mind that nosu of a guy saying all this stuff about statistics and data whatever. i mean, this is nigeria you are talking about. which company will look your way with those stuff. if it is USA i will be like yeah cuzz you did get a nice job of there but in naija, u have a slim chance of getting one.

consider seuns options and do accounting. u will have a very good chance of getting a job with a nice pay. atlest i know that some banks pay naija graduates 80 to 90, 000 a month but for a US degree they go up to double the amount especially if u know whatchu talking about.

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Yemstar, please consider the following facts:

- You have no tangible reason for wanting to be a Mathematics major.

- You are already studying Accounting and this is a course with good employment opportunities.

- The more time you spend changing courses, the more of your life is wasted.

Considering the above, I think the right step is for you to go ahead and get that accounting degree that you are already on course to get. Once you have that degree, you can start exploring the professional opportunities.

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@yemstar - pls don't let anyone put u off. mathematics is a very nice course that prepare u for the real world. mathematics makes u adapt to any working environment. u can work in a bank, telecoms, IT firm, engineering firm etc. Mathematics is link with a lot of field e.g computer, engeering, etc

What u major in at the end of the day will determine where u can work. if it is statistics, u can be a data adminstrator, u will just need to be very good at using Oracle, if u major in mechanics u are goin toward enginnering .

Mathematics is a very wide and interesting course which a lot of ppl are ignore of. let me give a friend's exprience. he wanted to read elect/elect at Ife but he was given Maths, he acceptd it, thinkin that after he will change . after his first year he decided he will stick to maths not because he had a bad result, he had a 1st class but because he now saw the relevant of mathematics to our daily life.

U will just need to complement it with something to make u more marketable.

E.G looking at being a data administrator, add oracle to ur maths. note u will not just do math at school, u will also do a lot of programme.

lookin at workin in a bank add ICAN to IT. IT IS AS SIMPLE AS THAT.

Go for what ur heart desire. l lot of ppl are pilot today regardless of the risk.it is a thing of passion. u hv the passion for maths, that passion will make u stand out.

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Why do you want to study Maths in the University? Afterall, the whole essence of studying in the University is to prepare you for some sort of real life work, right? So what work of real life work are you looking forward to that is making you want to study Maths in the University? Please let us know! It is only then that we'll be able to help.

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i think so. accounting aint that bad is it?

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