List of Less Competitive Courses in Nigerian Universities

No matter how bad many talk about the less competitive courses in Nigerian universities, the fact remains you can easily get into the university through this route. 

Surprisingly, some of these less competitive courses in Nigerian universities aren’t bad in their own right, it just might be that the country isn’t well developed for the appreciation of the course.

While listing out these courses may give confidence to those who have sought hard to get admission into the university, you shouldn’t be discouraged from pursuing your dream course regardless of the delay.

Let’s get started on these less competitive courses in Nigerian universities already. Shall we?

Full List of Less Competitive Courses in Nigerian Universities

History

This particular course is a typical example of an underrated course in Nigeria. Unfortunately, not too many believe in the future of this course, and as such, it has become one of the less competitive courses in Nigerian universities. Regardless of the criticisms surrounding the course, an art student who finished secondary school can study this course and not be stranded after graduation.

Veterinary Medicine

After spending at least six years to complete undergraduate education in veterinary medicine, the general public opinion about veterinary medicine is shocking. Many still don’t rate this course high enough simply because they believe it is all about animals. Partly, this is true since we have a low culture of keeping pets in Nigeria.

List of Less Competitive Courses in Nigerian Universities

Mathematics/Statistics

While it is true that many enjoy cracking up numbers, a good number see this as a very difficult thing to do. This has in turn reflected in the public perception of mathematics as one of the less competitive courses in Nigerian universities. In contrast to the world trend, the study of mathematics as a course would be instrumental to societal development.

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Zoology

As the name suggests, popular belief has it that those who study zoology at the university are likely to end up as zoo keepers, or at best lecturers at the university. Nothing can be further from the truth than this. Graduates of zoology have a say in the physiology, pathology, and even nutrition of the many animals you see in our world today.

Building Technology

As you may have guessed, building technology is considered the last resort when attempts to be admitted for engineering courses fail. This isn’t entirely true even though the populace sees building technology as one of the less competitive courses. As far as anything pertains to building, a building technologist can fit in perfectly.

Christian Religious Knowledge/Islamic Religious Knowledge

Both courses are what you will classify as religious courses. As demeaning as lecturing can be in this part of the world, the truth is that not all universities in Nigeria pay their lecturers peanuts irrespective of their courses. So, best believe that a graduate of either of these courses would be paid handsomely.

Radiography

You can argue back and forth on how this course shouldn’t be mentioned as one of the less competitive courses in Nigeria. But, when you see the number of secondary school graduates who put in for medicine, pharmacy, and the other highbrow courses in place of radiography, it is so easy to see how underrated this course truly is.

Agriculture

For a country that has a large expanse of fertile lands and a good rural population, studying agriculture ought not to be considered one of the less competitive courses in Nigeria. In fact, food can never go extinct because even the wealthy set can’t outgrow eating food that would be cultivated in one way or the other.

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Languages

The foundation of humanity is solidly rested on communication. And, there can be no communication, or perhaps, exchange of ideas and thoughts if languages aren’t involved. This clear importance of language in human society creates an abundance of employment opportunities for graduates of languages especially, foreign languages like Chinese, Spanish, and even Portuguese.

Education

Probably, because people think that this course is easy, that explains why many consider it as one of the less competitive courses in Nigerian universities. But, one of the hardest things to do is to teach people because every person has different capacities to grasp things. Here are some of the education courses you can study: french education, agricultural science education, computer education technical and vocational education.

Conclusion

If there is one thing common to all of these supposed less competitive courses in Nigerian universities, it is the false assumption that since so many students don’t struggle for these courses, then the course isn’t worth anything at all. But, so far we can see how untrue all of those perceptions are.

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