If you are a JAMB candidate and have made up your mind to study computer science, this post is for you. Of course, it’s not going to be a lengthy one but I promise to give you the salient information you need if you must succeed. So I will be educating you on what the computer science course is all about. Thereafter, I will tell you the JAMB subject combination for computer science, as well as give you the brochure for the course in various Nigerian tertiary institutions. I will conclude by sharing the computer science jobs and career opportunities available for graduates.
One of the biggest challenges that Nigerian secondary school leavers face is making the right choice of a course to study at the tertiary level.
Of course, there are hundreds of courses out there and this fact is the primary reason for the confusion of many. A lot of them want to know what certain courses are all about. They seem to have interest in a number of courses based on what they think they have discovered about themselves. Or maybe because they heard there are many job opportunities and they’d be rich after studying this course or that course.
I’m writing this post for those who have reasons to believe that they have to study computer science. I want to tell you what the course is all about, the JAMB subject combination for computer science and the brochure for various institutions. Thereafter, I will show you some of the career opportunities in Computer science.
Hoping that you’d find this very helpful; but just in case you need more clarity on anything, feel free to use the comment section below. I will respond to you as quickly as possible.
What is Computer Science?
So what’s computer science all about?
Computer science is a specialized field of study that focuses on studying computers and computational systems. Computer scientists design, develop and build software systems. They also play a key role in the development of most hardware systems. These involve a robust understanding of the mathematical and scientific foundations of computing.
There are many areas or what you may loosely tag branches of computer science. Although I have no intention of discussing them in details here, I will outline the very prominent ones for you. You can decide to do further readings on them to find out if they resonate with your career prospect.
Below are the core areas of computer science:
- Computer architecture
- Computer networks
- Human-computer interaction
- Programming languages
- Software engineering
JAMB Subject Combination
If you desire to study computer science in a Nigerian tertiary institution, you must understand the importance of entering the right JAMB subject combination during JAMB online registration.
Actually, if you fail to choose the correct subject combination for computer science, you will not be offered admission no matter how well in perform in your UTME. Sadly, this has been one of the reasons why many bright prospective university students lose their much-desired admission.
If you have gone through most of my writings on this website, you will notice that my vision is to guide aspirants properly. Because with proper guidance, you will avoid mistakes and pitfalls in your search for admission.
So let me give you the correct JAMB subject combination for computer science.
What is JAMB Subject Combination for Computer Science
The JAMB subject combination for computer science is Use of English, Mathematics, Physics and one of Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Economics and Geography.
Let me explain this a little bit.
Test of Use of English is compulsory for all JAMB candidates regardless of their prospective course. Hence, it is already an automatic part of the subject combination.
But for computer science aspirants, there are two other compulsory subjects. They are Mathematics and Physics. Please make no mistakes about this. If you must be admitted to study computer science in the tertiary institution, you must write English, Math and Physics.
The fourth subject can be any one of Biology, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Economics and Geography.
This means that you can pick any of the five extra subjects listed above to complete your UTME subjects. If you are wise, you will select your best out of the five.
JAMB Subject Combination for Computer Science [Other Requirements]
Now you need to understand that beyond choosing the right JAMB subject combination for computer science, there are other requirements for admission.
You must also meet the necessary O’level requirements. This means that you must have credited the necessary subjects in your SSCE in order to qualify for admission. Otherwise, you will not be offered admission.
Note that sometimes, these other requirements vary with respect to institutions. So you will need to Click this Link to read other important requirements for admission into computer science as they have to do with your prospective institution. That is, the institution you have in mind to attend.
This is very important as you will find more answers to the questions you might have concerning computer science.
Alright. Let me conclude by giving you some career opportunities in computer science.
Computer Science Jobs
Since no one plans to be jobless after graduation, career opportunities is a critical research to do before choosing a course.
So beyond knowing the JAMB subject combination for computer science, you also need to know the career opportunities there.
The good news is that there are many career opportunities in computer science. More so, the field is very dynamic and constantly evolving. Hence, there are always new frontiers and areas of specialization for graduates to explore.
However, I will give you a list of 10 of the most common career opportunities for graduates of computer science. They include:
- Software developers: They design, build and maintain software systems for companies and organizations.
- Data scientists: They make use of data to understand trends and patterns which they use as tools for making predictions and recommendations.
- Database administrators: They manage and maintain databases.
- Network engineers: They design, build and maintain computer networks for companies and organizations.
- Web developers: They build and manage websites.
- Information security analysts: They work to ensure the security of computer systems and networks in companies and organizations.
- Mobile app developers: These guys work in smartphone industries. They build apps and perform other software development projects.
- Computer hardware engineer: All computer scientists do not focus on the software end. There are also those who design and build computer hardware. e.g. processors, memory systems and so on.
- Technical writers.
- Computer/information research scientists: Their job is to conduct research aimed at advancing the field of computer science.
So here’s where we end this very informative article. I trust that it is helpful. You can always use the comments section to share your thoughts with us.
See you in the next post.
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