10 less competitive courses to study in Nigeria 2022

 Less competitive courses to study in Nigeria


Less competitive courses to study in Nigeria…

I know you might be confused right now. You are aspiring for a course to study in the University and you don’t k now which one is competitive and which is not. Well this post is for you.


Below is the list of top 10 less competitive courses in Nigeria



Less competitive courses to study in Nigeria

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Education is one course that so many people don’t know exists and its like the easiest course to get admission with..why? no one thinks of it, most of those your big aunts and uncles that  went to the university claiming to study medicine actually studied health education..lol.. Education used to be taught in the college of education, but these days, a lot of universities have taken it as a course an to be honest with you, the course is really lucrative. The jamb cutoff for education in some schools can be as low as 180 or even 150.

Education courses offered at Nigerian tertiary education institutions include the following:

Adult and Community Education

Adult and Continuing Education

Adult and Non-Fiction Education

Adult Education

Adult Education/Economics and Statistics

Adult Education/English Literature

Adult Education/Geography and Regional Planning

Adult Education/Political Science and Public Administration

Agricultural Production and Management Science and Education

Agricultural Science and Education

Automobile Technology Education

Building and Woodwork Technology Education

Building Education

Building Technology Education

Business Education

Education Arts

Library Science

Sports Science

Computer Education

Counsellor Education

Curriculum and Instruction

Curriculum Studies

Early Childhood and Primary Education

Early Childhood Education

Education / Mechanical Technology

Education Accounting

Education and Accountancy

Education and Arabic

Education and Biology

Education and Business Administration

Education and Chemistry

Education and Christian Religious Studies

Education and Computer Science

Education and Economics

Education and Edo Language

Education and Efik/Ibibio

Education and English Language

Education and English Language and Literature

Education and French

Education and Geography

Education and Government

Education and Hausa

Education and History

Education and Igbo

Education and Integrated Science

Education and Islamic Studies

Education and Language Arts

Education and Mathematics

Education and Music

Education and Physics

Education and Political Science

Education and Science

Education and Social Science

Education and Social Studies

Education and Sociology

Education and Yoruba

Education Fine and Applied Art

Education Fine Art

Education Technology

Education, Igbo and Linguistics

Education, Language and French

Educational / Psychology Guidance and Counselling

Educational Administration

Educational Administration and Planning

Educational Administration and Supervision

Educational Foundations

Educational Foundations and Administration

Educational Foundations and Management

Educational Management

Educational Management and Planning

Educational Technology/Introductory Technology

Electrical/Electronic Education

Elementary Education

Environmental Education

Guidance and Counselling

Health And Safety Education

Health Education

Home Economics and Education

Human Kinetics

Human Kinetics and Health Education

Industrial Education Technology

Industrial Technical Education

Library and Information Science – Under Education

Library and Information Studies

Marketing Education

Mathematics/Computer Science Education

Mathematics/Statistics Education

Mathematics and Education Technology

Metal Work Technology Education

Nursery and Primary Education

Physical and Health Education

Physical Education

Physical Education and Recreation

Pre-Primary and Primary Education

Primary Education Studies

Science Education

Secretarial Administration

Secretarial Administration and Education

Secretarial Education

Special Education

Sport Science and Health Education

Statistics/Computer Science Education

Statistics Education

Teacher Education

Teacher Education Science

Technical Education

Technology and Vocational Education

Transport Planning Management and Education (TPM)

Vocational and Technical Education

Vocational Education

Wood Work/Education


Radiopgraphy is one super dope course that so many people are yet to discover, with little effort

you will easily gain admission with it, cos only few schools offer it and they have very few applicants. To be honest with you, Radiography is one course 

that science inclined students can take a look at. It is one of the less competitive medical courses and you might just get it if you choose to study it at the university.

Radiography is the imaging of body cells, tissues and organs for the purpose of diagnosis of certain



know some people will bemad at me for putting yhis course on no 3, languasges is one of , if not the  

best less competitive courses in Nigeria, Languages is a very vast course in Nigerian tertiary education institutions which has different aspects that you can major in. The course is peculiar to those in the arts.

With the study of a particular language, you can get really important job roles at Embassies where you can become a translator and be paid handsomely for it.You can also work in most media houses and at the customer service centres for some top telecommunications companies and banks in the country, as well as other companies in Nigeria who need people that are fluent in certain indigenous and foreign languages and you can even work in the embassy

Courses under the Faculty of Languages in some Nigerian Universities include the following:



Hausa Language

Igbo Language


Yoruba Language







Less competitive courses to study in Nigeria

I think everyone is starting to know how lucrative and less competitive

Agriculture is another less competitive course to look at in Nigerian universities. The course enables you as a graduate to create your own job, produce raw materials for industries, go on agricultural tours, helps in the diversification of the economy, to mention but a few.

Some of the best courses to study under Agriculture In Nigerian Universities include the following:

Agricultural Engineering

Animal Production

Crop Production

Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Science Education

Animal Science and Technology

Soil Science and Technology

Fisheries and Aquacultural Technology

ailments and graduates in the field are in demand these days. They are paid handsomely as well.


Building Technology is the less competitive version of Civil Engineering and applying for it can get you into the university sooner rather than later.

Building technology is the study of the technical processes and methods used in the constructing buildings. It combines both architecture and civil engineering.

Graduates in this discipline can choose to go for further certifications that can enable them work at some of the top construction companies in Nigeria.


Interestingly, Mathematics and Statistics are less competitive courses in Nigeria. They are there for students who love to play with figures. People who study mathematics or statistics can work anywhere and be paid decent salaries.


A science course that is one of the less competitive in Nigerian universities is Zoology. This branch of science deals with animal behaviour, animal physiology and life. Zoologists work at zoological parks, wildlife research centres etc.

8. C.R.K/I.R.K

Christian Religious Knowledge and Islamic Religious Knowledge are also less competitive. They are courses apart from Theology that teaches students the in and out of these two major religions in the country.

Graduates of this course can become teachers or lecturers at various public and private education institutions in Nigeria as well as clerics.

Apart from the top 10 less competitive courses in Nigeria which we have listed, other worthy mentions include:


Combined Biological Sciences

Sports Science and Health Education

Visual Art and Technology

Agricultural 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

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

Less competitive courses to study in Nigeria


History is another good course in Nigerian universities that is less competitive and peculiar to arts students. By the time you know it, you are through with your studies.

Studying history is studying about past events as described in written documents, it keeps you informed and sets you up to becoming an archivist, a demographer, diplomat, foreign Affairs analyst/specialist, immigration specialist, market research analyst, to mention but a few.


Veterinary medicine is one of the medical courses in Nigerian universities that is very less competitive. It is an alternative to medicine and surgery but instead of humans, animals are the ones being treated by a veterinary doctor.

This course deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, disorder and injury in animals. Science inclined students would do well to check this course.