67 Less Competitive Courses in OAU | Spynaija
Less Competitive Courses in OAU

67 Less Competitive Courses in OAU

Last Updated on January 23, 2023 by Spynaija


According to recent data released by the National University Commission (NUC), a regulating body for all tertiary institutions in Nigeria, the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, is one of the most sought-after institutions amongst admission seekers in Nigeria. This, in turn, makes some of the key courses in the university overly competitive, as admission is strictly on a merit basis.

However, in this article, we have compiled a list of some of the less competitive courses at OAU that prospective students can apply for and be admitted to study at Obafemi Awolowo University.

Furthermore, these courses are not bad or poor professions, but according to our source at the varsity’s admission unit, fewer applicants opt-in for these courses in every academic year, thus making admission to these departments much less competitive than its high-demand counterparts, the likes of law, medicine, and surgery, and courses in the faculty of engineering.


We earlier made a full list of all the courses available at the Obafemi Awolowo University; you can find it HERE, and you can also find the OAU departmental cut-off marks HERE. 

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OAU Admission Requirements

Below are the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) general admission requirements. Interested applicants are advised to take note.

  • Interested applicants must acquire a minimum of at least five (5) credit passes in relevant subjects which must include English Language and mathematics at GCE O’Level, WASCE, SSCE, NECO, or approved equivalents at not more than 2 sittings.
  • Applicants with Teachers Grade II (TC II) with passes at credit or merit levels in conjunction with credit passes in relevant subjects at GCE, WASCE, SSCE, NECO or approved equivalents may be considered. No subject may be counted at both TC II and GCE O/Level, WASCE, SSCE, NECO, or approved equivalents.
  • Interested applicants must score at least 200 pass marks in JAMB to qualify for internal screening by the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
  • Interested applicants are advised to make the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife their first choice in the UTME
  • Candidates who scored at least 200 and above in UTME
  • Candidates must participate in OAU POST-UTME
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Less Competitive Courses in OAU

Below is a list of less competitive courses in OAU and the general admission requirements. Kindly click on any of the courses you wish to apply for to see the UTME subject, Direct Entry, and O’Level requirements for the course.

  1. Adult Education
  2. Agricultural Economics
  3. Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
  4. Animal Science
  5. Applied Geophysics
  6. Biochemistry
  7. Building
  8. Chemistry
  9. Computer Science with (Economics) (Mathematics)
  10. Computer Science With Economics
  11. Computer Science with Mathematics
  12. Crop Production And Protection
  13. Demography and Social Statistics
  14. Dentistry And Dental Surgery
  15. Dentistry and Dental Technology
  16. Drama / Dramatic / Performing Arts
  17. Education and Biology
  18. Education and Chemistry
  19. Education and Economics
  20. Education and English Language
  21. Education and French
  22. Education and Geography
  23. Education and Geography / Physics
  24. Education and History
  25. Education and Integrated Science
  26. Education and Language Arts
  27. Education and Mathematics
  28. Education and Music
  29. Education and Physics
  30. Education and Political Science
  31. Education and Religious Studies
  32. Education and Social Studies
  33. Education and Yoruba
  34. Education Fine and Applied Arts
  35. Educational Management
  36. Family, Nutrition, and Consumer Sciences
  37. Food Science and Technology
  38. French
  39. Geography
  40. Geology
  41. German
  42. Guidance and Counseling
  43. Health Education
  44. History
  45. Home Economics and Education
  46. Industrial Chemistry
  47. Integrated Science / Mathematics Education
  48. International Relations
  49. Linguistics and African Languages
  50. Local Government Administration
  51. Local Government Studies
  52. Mathematics
  53. Medical Rehabilitation
  54. Music
  55. Nutrition And Consumer Services
  56. Philosophy
  57. Physical and Health Education
  58. Physics
  59. Portuguese
  60. Psychology
  61. Religious Studies
  62. Sociology and Anthropology
  63. Soil Science
  64. Surveying and Geo-Informatics
  65. Urban and Regional Planning
  66. Yoruba
  67. Zoology

If you have found your desired course, you can enroll in the bachelor’s degree programs either through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), through direct entry, or through the pre-degree program.
Basically, the purpose of the entry requirement is to ensure that those admitted have the necessary preparedness to scale through the program. There is a compulsory screening test for all eligible candidates.

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