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Is Industrial Chemistry a good course to study in Nigeria?

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Is industrial chemistry a good course to study in Nigeria? How lucrative is industrial chemistry in Nigeria?

is industrial chemistry a good course in Nigeria

What is Industrial Chemistry?

Industrial chemistry is concerned with the manufacturing art of the transformation of raw materials into useful products.
We use or see some of these products every day. Some of which includes fertilizers, pesticides, tires, paper, containers, construction materials and many more.
Industrial chemists understand and organize systems to ensure the effective manufacture of these processed products in a commercial level for mass production.

What is a Good Course to Study in Nigeria?

Most times, people erroneously characterized certain courses as being bad or good without any real explanation backing their point.
Every course is good. However, certain influencing factors will determine their worth. Such influences arise from the economic and political sphere of a certain country.
This implies that while a course may hold much value in one country, it may lose value in another.
For a course to be considered good in Nigeria, it must satisfy the following factors;
1.     Relevancy to the economy
2.     High Employment Opportunities (Professionals in the field must be highly demanded).
3.     Autonomy (independent)
4.     Salary
Allow me to provide you with a little explanation of each of these factors.

1.     Relevancy to the economy:

A good course would be very relevant to the economy. A good course will equip you with the ability that will be highly relevant to the economy. 

2.     High Employment Opportunities (Professionals in the field must be highly demanded).

A good course in Nigeria is meant to provide enough existing or potential employment opportunities to graduates in that field. This means graduates of that profession must be highly demanded.
It is pertinent to note that only a field that is relevant to the economy will be highly demanded in a particular country like Nigeria.
These employment opportunities arise from the economy.

3.     Autonomy:

This is the ability of graduates of certain courses to find it easy to practice their course even without being employed or dependent on a particular employer.
This is, therefore, the ability to be self-employed even when practicing your profession.

4.     Salary:

This is the last but not the least. Many people usually equate a good course with a course that offers high pay. Well, they are not wrong.

How Lucrative is Industrial Chemistry in Nigeria?

Industrial chemistry may be characterized as a good course if it fulfills the following factors
1.     It must equip graduates with skills that are relevant to the economy of Nigeria
2.     Graduates in industrial chemistry must be highly employable in Nigeria
3.     Graduates in industrial chemistry should find it easy to practice their profession independently in Nigeria
4.     Graduates in industrial chemistry must be well paid by their various employers in Nigeria.
Let’s measure how lucrative industrial chemistry is in Nigeria using the following questions.

1.     Are Industrial Chemists in High Demands in Nigeria:

Industrial chemists are employed by the following employers in Nigeria;
·        Materials manufacturing industry
·        Oil and gas
·        Petrochemicals
·        Plastics and polymers
·        Environmental protection agencies
·        Agrochemicals
·        Tertiary institutions
·        Secondary schools
In Nigeria, industrial chemists are of high demand. There so many industries in Nigeria seeking the services of industrial chemists
In terms of demands, industrial chemistry is a good course in Nigeria

2.     How Relevant is the Practice of Industrial Chemists to the Nigerian Economy:

Processed raw materials are crucial to the economic growth of Nigeria. Raw materials have the potential to attract big investors in Nigeria and abroad. Industrial chemists are therefore crucial human resources that can bring the production of processed materials to a commercial scale.
In terms of relevancy to the Nigeria economy, industrial chemistry is a good course to study in Nigeria

3.     How Easy does Industrial Chemists Find it to Practice their Profession Without Depending on Employers in Nigeria:

The practice of industrial chemistry on an entrepreneurial level is not so easy. This is because all chemical industries would require very huge capital to start up no matter how small.
In terms of autonomy, industrial chemistry is not a good course to study in Nigeria

4.     Are Industrial Chemists Well Paid in Nigeria?

Industrial chemists when compared to other career-professionals in Nigeria would earn averagely well in Nigeria.
In terms of the emoluments, industrial chemistry is averagely a good course to study in Nigeria

Conclusion

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