One of the major mistakes that most admission seekers in Nigeria make is not finding a less competitive course for easy admission in their various first-choice universities in Nigeria.
This post promises to give you a complete list of less competitive courses in Nigeria by the departments in which they fall (Science, Commercial, and Arts).
One of the advantages of going for less competitive courses in Nigeria is that these courses are the easiest to get admission to any university of your choice in Nigeria because of a lesser number of applicants.
Note: This post isn’t trying to tell you not to go for your dream course at the University. But if you feel within yourself that you can’t beat the score of your department in this year’s JAMB exams, it is better to look at this list of the easiest university courses to get into in Nigeria and pick a course closer to your own.
In this post, we’ll be talking about some easiest university courses to get into in Nigeria and without wasting much time, let’s get straight into the list of the top 10 less competitive courses in Nigerian Universities.
- Best Less Competitive Courses In Nigeria – Top 10
- 1. Languages
- 2. History
- 3. Education
- 4. Veterinary Medicine
- 5. Agriculture
- 6. Mathematics/Statistics
- 7. Zoology
- 8. Radiography
- 9. Building Technology
- 10. C.R.K/I.R.K
- Other Less Competitive Courses In Nigeria
Best Less Competitive Courses In Nigeria – Top 10
This is a very broad course in Nigerian universities with many branches in which you can specialize in. Courses under languages are the easiest university courses to get into in Nigeria.
In Nigeria, most people assume that language is a very bad course and they always end up as teachers. But this isn’t true in present-day Nigeria as graduates of various language courses are highly respected.
As a graduate of most language courses, you can work as a personnel in most media and television companies in Nigeria.
Some graduates who study foreign languages like Chinese, Russian, Spanish and French work as interpreters for foreigners who may not understand English or various native Nigerian dialects.
Best Courses To Study Under Languages In Nigeria
- Hausa Language
- Igbo Language
- Yoruba Language
History is also one of those underrated courses in Nigerian universities thus making it one of the less competitive courses in Nigeria.
This course is basically the study of past happenings as it is described in written documents. This course is applicable to many other professions in Nigeria.
Although it is highly underrated, History still remains one of the best courses for young secondary school lever from the art department in Nigeria
Most courses under education still remain one of the easiest university courses to get in Nigeria. Just like its counterpart in the Arts dept – History, education courses are one of the highly underrated courses in Nigeria.
Most students currently suffer from the “I No Wan Be Teacher” syndrome(LOL).
Although Education courses are majorly studied in Colleges Of Education In Nigeria, most universities still take them as courses.
As a graduate of most education courses in Nigeria, you not only end up in the classroom as people say but become a legend in the life of many students by teaching them new skills that will last forever.
Best Courses To Study Under Education In Nigeria
- French Education
- Computer Science and Education
- Technical and Vocational Education
- Agricultural Science and Education
- Entrepreneurship and Education
4. Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary medicine is one of the courses under medicine and surgery in Nigerian universities. So if you’re currently looking for medicine and surgery alternatives, you have one.
This course is a branch of medicine that covers the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, disorder, and injury in animals(humans excluded).
As a student(yeah me writing this post), I know that many students(like me) hate hearing about agriculture or agricultural-related courses when applying for admission at a university in Nigeria.
But we got it all wrong.
Over the years, I discovered that Agriculture and other Agricultural courses aren’t as bad as we all thought. People who study these courses cont even wait on the government and other private individuals for employment.
They create employment themselves! Farming and agriculture, in general, are some of the lucrative businesses in Nigeria and these graduates become gainfully self-employed after graduation.
Best Courses To Study Under Agriculture In Nigeria
- Agricultural Engineering
- Animal Production
- Crop Production
- Agricultural Economics
- Agricultural Science Education
- Animal Science and Technology
- Soil Science and Technology
- Fisheries and Aquacultural Technolgy
Most Nigerian students think mathematics and/or statistic are very hard courses thus making it one of the less competitive courses in Nigeria.
But wise students still study these courses and come out with high grades. Graduates of Mathematics and/or Statistics are among the most employable in Nigeria today.
So if you’re thinking of mathematics and/or statistics as one of the easiest university courses to get into in Nigeria then you should go for it.
Please don’t call these guys zookeepers. They’re more than that Please! ????????
Most Nigerian students don’t understand what the course – Zoology is all about. These guys just go about calling them(people studying Zoology) zookeepers… Lol
Zoology is the study of animal behavior, animal physiology, and life. Zoologist work mostly in zoology parks, wildlife research facilities, and aquariums.
This is a very professional course which is well known in Nigeria and other countries of the world.
As complex as this course might sound, it’s still one of the less competitive courses in Nigeria. As a medical-related course, medical radiography is one of the most in-demand courses in Nigeria right now.
Medical radiography is a well-respected profession in the Nigerian medical profession. Radiographers deal with the imaging of body cells, tissues, and organs for diagnosis using scientific techniques and tools such as ionizing radiation in safe doses.
Overall medical radiography is a good course and one of the easiest medical courses to get admission into at any university and off-course, very good pay after you graduate.
9. Building Technology
As most university aspirants are running to the civil engineering department, some wise ones choose Building technology as their course of study for easier admission in Nigerian universities.
Building technology is the study of the technical processes and methods used in constructing buildings. It is basically a combination of both architecture and civil engineering.
As a building technologist, you can work anywhere you like as far as it’s in the building sector. Graduates of this course are highly respected in Nigeria.
C.R.K – Christian Religous Knowledge/Studies and I.R.K – Islamic Religious Knowledge/Studies
These courses made it to the list of the top 10 less competitive courses in Nigeria and are the easiest courses to get on this list.
C.R.K/I.R.K is the in-depth study and understanding of the Christian and Islamic religions respectively. People who study any of these courses can become teachers or lecturers at various public and private institutions in Nigeria.
A little number of these graduates also apply for the seminary/bible school(for Christians) and become pastors/priests and Imams respectively.
Other Less Competitive Courses In Nigeria
- Sports Science and Health Education
- Visual Art and Technology
- Agric- Extension and Rural Sociology
- Soil Science and Land Agro-Climatology
- Ecotourism and Wildlife Management
- Shipping and Maritime Technology
- Curriculum Studies
- Secretarial Administration
- Marine Biology
- Operations Research
- Marine Science and Technology
- Conservation Biology
- Surveying and Geoinformatics
- Industrial Physics with Electronics and I.T Application
- Physics /Astrology
- Wood Production Engineering
- Physics and Computational Modelling
- Mechatronics and Systems Engineering
- Polymer and Textile Engineering
- Peace and Conflict Studies
- Environmental Management and Toxicology
- Cooperative and Rural Development
- Public and Private International Law
- Personnel Management
- Plant Breeding and Seed Technology
- Adult and Non-Fiction Education
- Transport Planning Management and Education