Less Competitive Courses You Can Study In Nigeria (2021)

What are the less competitive courses one can study? Most admission seekers do find themselves in this kind of dilemma where they get confused about the type of courses they ought to study. Also, some are fond of going for highly saturated courses that have higher score demands.

In today’s post, we will show you the complete list of less competitive courses you can study in Nigeria and get admitted without stress and these are focused on Science, Arts and Commercial departments.

Check out our previous ost also on the List Of Courses That Doesn’t Require Mathematics In Nigeria. Reading this will also help in selecting the best course that is less competitive.

Choosing a less competitive course gives you a very high advantage of getting admission quickly as the courses we will be listed here are very easy.

NOTE: We are not in any way trying to discourage you from going for your course of choice, but in case you feel you don’t have that ability to compete in that dream course of yours then this post comes in handy in getting you a good course that is related to with less requirement.

This post will expose you to the easiest university courses in Nigeria, without much ado, let us go straight to the topic of today which is the top 10 less competitive courses in Nigerian Universities.

Best Less Competitive Courses In Nigeria – Top 10

#1. Languages

Language study is one of the best less competitive courses in Nigerian Universities though most people do look down on this course but it is also one of the best courses in every university.

Also, Languages is one of the easiest courses and it has low requirements, most students don’t put in for it which makes it very easy to get admitted for.

We have many courses under Languages which you can choose from and also studying language gives you an edge over others.

Majority of Nigerian students see this course as a bad one and that most people that studied it end up being a teacher but believe me, that is a very big mistake.

The truth of the matter is regardless of whichever course you study in Nigeria you might end up being a teacher and what is wrong with being a teacher?

Nevertheless, studying Language gives you the ability to work in any sector, most especially if you studied international languages, you can work in the embassy, airport, media and television companies and many other sectors.

And also, I will like to tell you this, those who studied Languages are highly respected in Nigeria and all parts of the world.

Best Courses To Study Under Languages In Nigeria

  • French
  • Russian
  • Linguistics
  • Arabic
  • Portuguese
  • Yoruba Language
  • Chinese
  • Hausa Language
  • Igbo Language
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

You cant study any of these courses and at the end of the day be seeking for jobs for long, it is not possible.

#2. History

Studying History is pride, most especially as an African and that is why History made it on our list of top ten less competitive courses. This course is being underrated by ignorant, History is a well-respected course but it has few people applying for it, those who study this course always get jobs easily and they can work in many sectors.

History is a study of what happened in the past and this memory needs to be preserved for the generations to come.

History is one of the best courses under Language and professionals in this course can work in many places in Nigeria like the culture and heritage centers, amusement parks, movie industry, tourism industry.

#3. Education

Majority are afraid of being a teacher mostly because of shyness or lack of self-esteem or fear of facing a crowd. Education is one of the best courses one can study and it cut across every department.

It is not only confined to the school settings alone, education takes place everywhere and also one thing about studying education is that even if the economy is bad and there is no Job, educationist don’t go out of jobs.

Also, after graduating from the university, many students that studied other courses will come to drag this with you but the fact that you studied education will give you edge over them, you will be the first choice of the employers.

Education is highly underrated in Nigeria mainly because of the amount they earn, Nigeria has a poor remuneration for teachers, unlike other countries.

Studying education doesn’t even make you end up in school, even though there is nothing wrong in that, but as someone who studies education, you can be the boss of yourself, you can teach anywhere even hired as a freelancer and you can teach online without physically seeing your students.

Courses Under Education

  • Computer Science and Education
  • Entrepreneurship and Education
  • French Education
  • Agricultural Science and Education
  • Technical and Vocational Education

#4. Veterinary Medicine

Veterenary is also one of the best less competitive courses you can study, the professionals in this line are very rich and they are few.

The course Veterinary medicine is categorized under medicine and surgery in Nigerian universities. So in case you love medicine and surgry then Veterenary medicine is an alternative you want to choose.

Veterinary specializes in the training, diagnosing, treatment of diseases, injuries or disorders in animals even humans.

#5. Agriculture

We have been talking about this on this blog for quite some time now. Nigeria as a country is dependent on crude oil which is losing its value every day. Now the country is trying to diversify and agriculture seems to be the only way to make that happen.

Many students want white-collar jobs, students dislike agriculture but this is the best profession nature offers. Farmers can never be poor and you don’t need to till before you can consider yourself as a farmer.

The fact that you studied it in school even gives you an edge and you can even set up yourself with little startup or work for big farms.

Those who study Agriculture don’t wait on the government for jobs, they don’t seek for jobs in the hot sun, they have a stable life and a stable source of income.

They are job creators, they employ people to work for them, they are the boss. As we all know agriculture is a very lucrative business not in Nigeria alone but in every part of the world.

Courses To Study Under Agriculture

  • Crop Production
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Science Education
  • Animal Production
  • Fisheries and Aquacultural Technolgy
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Animal Science and Technology
  • Soil Science and Technology

#6. Mathematics/Statistics

The majority of Nigerian students usually think mathematics is very difficult, we all have our reasons, but you should know that those that know maths will always tell you that it is the simplest.

You might find it difficult only if you are not focused but it s one of the simplest, the thought of it being hard makes most students run away from it and that makes it less competitive.

Looking through the list of maths graduates we find out that the students usually perform well with high grades. Being a mathematics/statistics graduate makes you the most employable in Nigeria as you can work almost everywhere even in the education sector.

Read Also: List Of Courses That Doesn’t Require Mathematics In Nigeria

#7. Zoology

This course is one of the less competitive courses you can study in Nigeria because most students see it as a bad course and even bully those that studied zoology, don’t be surprised, those that study this course are always rich after graduating from the university.

The Zoologist are opened to many opportunities and finding a good job is not hard once you are a certified Zoologist.

The Zoologist are those that study animal behavior and they have the opportunity of working in parks, wildlife research centers and aquariums.

#8. Radiography

Radiography is one of the less competitive courses in Nigerian universities, it sounds complex but it is also a medical-related course that is in high demand in Nigeria as we speak.

This profession is one of the most respected as they see to the imaging of body cells, organs and tissues by using various tools to diagnose.

This is one of the easiest courses and also few people study this course so getting admission in the university to study it won’t be difficult.

#9. Building Technology

As we all know, Civil engineering is one of the most sought for in the Universities now but most people are unaware of Building Technology. While other aspirants are chasing after Civil Engineering why not go for Building Technology?

This is a similar course and going for it makes admission easier for you, so if you are the wise one you don’t need anyone to tell you before rushing to Building Tehnology.

Building Technology is the study of constructions with various technical processes and methods. this is a combination of Civil Engineering and Architecture, with both courses you know what you have is gold.

Professionals in this line can work anywhere as far as it has to do with building and architecture. this is a well-respected course in Nigeria but has few people studying it.

#10. C.R.K/I.R.K

The popular Christian Religious Knowledge or studies (CRK) and IRK which is Islamic Religious Knowledge, both courses are seen as useless by most aspirants but we will change your orientation about it because it made it on the top 10 less competitive courses in Nigeria Universities.

The CRK and IRK are one of the easiest courses and also easy to get admission for but it is being ignored by the majority.

Religion is a big thing in Nigeria now and even in the world in general and we can see most people that study them having fame and well recognized in the community. How can you have fame without money rushing into your bank account?

Those in this line of study learn about the holy books and also religion in general including study of demons which is an hot cake inn the world now.

With this course you can work in places of worship, schools, movie industry, lecture in the university and mostly they become pastors or imams.

These are well-respected professions, they are even needed in the military and other sectors.

List of Less Competitive Courses In Nigeria

Below is the list of other less competitive courses you can study in Nigeria institutions;

  • Agric- Extension and Rural Sociology
  • Visual Art and Technology
  • Oceanography
  • Sports Science and Health Education
  • Curriculum Studies
  • Ecotourism and Wildlife Management
  • Secretarial Administration
  • Marine Biology
  • Surveying and Geoinformatics
  • Operations Research
  • Soil Science and Land Agro-Climatology
  • Shipping and Maritime Technology
  • Marine Science and Technology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Polymer and Textile Engineering
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Industrial Physics with Electronics and I.T Application
  • Wood Production Engineering
  • Physics and Computational Modelling
  • Mechatronics and Systems Engineering
  • Transport Planning Management and Education
  • Environmental Management and Toxicology
  • Cooperative and Rural Development
  • Plant Breeding and Seed Technology
  • Public and Private International Law
  • Personnel Management
  • Physics /Astrology
  • Adult and Non-Fiction Education


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