Home economics is concerned with how to manage home food preparation, human development and other skills needed to make a relaxed home. Home economists organize and conduct consumer education service or research program for equipment, food, textile, or utility company, utilizing principles of home economics; advise home makers in selection and utilization of household equipment, food, and clothing, and interprets home makers needs to manufacturers of household products.

All Agriculture courses have five (5) years duration in Nigeria.

Subject Combination

English, Chemistry, Mathematics / Physics and Agric Science


Home economists work with government agencies, hotels, hospitals, boarding schools and restaurants. Graduates of home economics can start their own business in catering services, event management and decoration, etc.

Essential skills for Agriculturists

  • Ability to take initiatives
  • Good communication skills
  • Technical and analytical skills
  • Business acumen
  • Teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Computer skills
  • Sales and persuasion skills
  • Management skills

Read: The overview – Agriculture