Less competitive universities in Nigeria that gives admission easily: Apparently, gaining admission into any university in Nigeria is not an easy task. Over the year, I have noticed that it is only students who are very sound in academics can gain admission into any university in Nigeria. The reason for this is because, every university wants to make sure that they admit students who are both mentally and academically capable of facing the ups and downs associated with living a good university life.
There are only few universities in Nigeria where you can still gain admission without much stress. Don’t not get me wrong, i don’t mean that these universities are not also stressful. The point i am trying to make known is that, these universities are less competitive and even easier to gain admission into.
Having known this, I will now make a list of the less competitive universities in Nigeria that offer admission easily. If you are a student in Nigeria or abroad and you really want to gain admission in Nigeria, these are the universities you might want to apply for this year.
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LESS COMPETITIVE UNIVERSITIES THAT OFFER ADMISSION EASILY IN NIGERIA
Below are some of the less competitive universities in Nigeria you should attend:
- Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State
- Ebonyi State University (EBSU)
- Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT)
- Umaru Musa Yar’adua University Katsina
- Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State
- Federal University Of Petroleum Resources, Effurun
- Federal University, Ndufu-Alike
- Federal University, Dutse
- Federal University, Oye-Ekiti
- Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi
Yeah! Those are the “easy admission” universities in Nigeria now. Note that this list is not exhaustive. There may be other universities not mentioned in this list. But for now, these are the universities i can really say are less competitive and easier to gain admission. In other words, if you apply for admission in these universities, your chances of gaining admission is very high.
Why these universities are less competitive
Now, you may be asking, why is it easier to gain admission into the universities mentioned above? Well, there are many reasons why these universities are the easiest. Below are few of the reasons:
They have less number of aspirants:
The basic reason why the universities mentioned above are less competitive is because they have less number of aspirants. Thus, the university are even looking for more students. One of the mistakes many students make is to apply for admission in those top universities in Nigeria. Well, there is nothing wrong applying for admission in schools like UNN, UI, UNILAG or OAU. But the truth is that if you are not very sound academically, then you can’t gain admission into those schools. So, if you are not good enough, why don’t you apply for a school that will give you admission easily.
Their departmental cutoff marks are low:
Another reason why it is easier to gain admission into the schools I just mentioned is because, their cutoff marks are very low. Thus, students with low cutoff can still gain admission via the university’s merit list. In my view, these are the best universities for students who are unable to meet the required cutoff marks for their courses in other schools.
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Having known this, i will now give brief information about each of the universities i mentioned above. Here we go:
Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State:
Motto: Integrity and Service
Location: Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State, Nigeria
Federal University Dutsin-Ma is one of the less competitive universities in Nigeria that gives admission easily. The university was established under the administration of former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in February 2011. According to Wikipedia, the New Acting Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State is Adamu Ncahama Baba-Kutigi. Trust me, if you really want to apply for admission in a place where there is 70% chance of gaining admission, then you have to apply for admission in the Federal University, Dutsin-Ma. It is pertinent to note that this university is a federal university so they accept application from every part of Nigeria.
Ebonyi State University (EBSU):
Chairman: Amb. Frank Nchita Ogbuewu
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Chigozie Ogbu
Location: Abakaliki, Ebonyi, Nigeria
Ebonyi State University (EBSU) is also one of the best universities in Nigeria. Students who are currently studying in EBSU can attest to the fact that EBSU is easier when it comes to gaining admission. In fact, last year (2019) while other universities where conducting Post UTME examination for aspirants before giving them admission, Ebony State University (EBSU) didn’t conduct screening for aspirants. They only gave admission based on the JAMB results and WAEC/NECO results submitted by aspirants. Trust me, this university is also a good choice for students who want to gain admission in any of the best state universities in Nigeria.
Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT)
Founder: Jim Nwobodo
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Luke Okechukwu Anike
Location: Enugu State, Nigeria
No doubt, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) is one of the cool universities in Nigeria. It is even among the best universities to study engineering in Nigeria. The university was established in 1979 to help in the development of technology in Nigeria. After its established in 1979, ESUT has been doing great in growing outstanding students in the field of science and technology.
Evidently, ESUT is one of the best universities you can gain admission easily in Nigeria. The university has the least number of students who apply for admission every year. Thus, if you are looking for a university you can gain admission with an average score in JAMB examination, you can apply for this university. As long as your score is reasonable good, I assure you that you will gain admission in Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT).
Umaru Musa Yar’adua University Katsina
Former name: Katsina State University
Motto: To learn and to serve
Chancellor: Dr. Umaru Mutallab, CON
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Idris Isa Funtua
Location: Katsina, Katsina State, Nigeria
Umaru Musa Yar’adua University Katsina is another prestigious university in Nigeria. It was established by one of the best presidents Nigeria ever had in 2006. Currently, Umaru Musa Yar’adua University Katsina is one of the universities in Nigeria you can gain admission easily. Many people speculate that the reason why Umaru Musa Yar’adua University Katsina is very easy and less competitive is because it was recently created (2006).
That notwithstanding, Umaru Musa Yar’adua University is still one of the best universities in Nigeria. In fact, you cannot mention the top 10 universities in the Northern part of Nigeria without mentioning Umaru Musa Yar’adua University. So you see, it one of the best and also among the easiest for admission. You can give this university a try.
Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State (FUGUS)
Chancellor: Dr. Umaru Mutallab, CON
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Idris Isa Funtua
Location: Zamfara state, Nigeria
Federal University Gusau is apparently one of the less competitive universities in Nigeria that gives admission easily. The University is also known by the acronym FUGUS. It will surprise you to know that FUSU was one of the last 3 proposed new universities in 2010. It is probably one of the best universities in Zamfara state, Nigeria.
I personally recommend this university for every student. It is a federal university so you don’t need to panic on the issue as to whether the university will admit you considering the state you are coming from. All you need to do is to apply and do your best in JAMB UTME screening. I assure you that you will be offered admission into this school.
Federal University Of Petroleum Resources, Effurun
Motto: Excellence and Relevance
Established: March 2007
Chancellor: Alhaji Attahiru Mohammad Ahmad CON, Emir of Zamfara
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Akaehomen Okonigbon Akii Ibhadode
Location: Effurun, Delta, Nigeria
Okay, you want to study Petroleum Engineering but you can’t reach the departmental cutoff mark of any of the top universities in Nigeria. I think it is high time you start thinking right. Federal University Of Petroleum Resources, Effurun is, by far, the best university you can study Petroleum engineering in Nigeria. The university was established in March 2007 as the one of the main universities for growing students in the that field of engineering.
No doubt, Federal University Of Petroleum Resources, Effurun is among the easiest universities for admission. Note that this university does not allow every course. So before applying for admission here, please make sure that the course you are applying for is offered in the university. Trust me, this is one of the less competitive universities in Nigeria that gives admission easily.
Federal University, Ndufu-Alike:
Motto: Home of Soaring Eagles
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Chinedum Uzoma Nwajiuba
Location: Ikwo, Ebonyi, Nigeria
Federal University, Ndufu-Alike is another wonderful institution you can apply with low JAMB score. This university is probably the youngest university in Nigeria. Federal University, Ndufu-Alike is located in Ebony state, Nigeria. As long as i am concern, this university is one of the best universities in Nigeria Ebonyi state university.
Even though it is not among the most popular universities in Nigeria currently, it is among the most prestigious universities in Nigeria today. So, if you want to apply for admission in a school that will most likely give give you admission this 2020, then you should apply for admission in Federal University, Ndufu-Alike.
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Federal University, Dutse:
Motto: Knowledge, Excellence, & Service
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Fatima Batul Mukhtar
Location: Dutse, Jigawa State, Nigeria
Just like the Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State (FUGUS), Federal University Dutse (FUD), is one of the nine
universities created by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2011. Apparently, the reason why Federal University, Dutse is less competitive is because the university was recently established in Nigeria. I strongly believe that with time, this university will grow to become one of the best universities in Nigeria.
Nevertheless, if you are searching for a university where it is relatively easy to gain admission, then you should apply in this prestigious university. Trust me; as long as a have a good score in JAMB UTME screening, you will be admitted. All you need to do is to make this university your first choice. Indeed, Federal University, Dutse is one of the less competitive universities in Nigeria that gives admission easily.
Federal University, Oye-Ekiti
Motto: Innovation and Character for National Transformation
Chairperson: Professor Saidat Mabadeje
Chancellor: His Royal Majesty, Dr. Michael Idakwo Ameh Oboni, The Attah Igala
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Kayode
Location: Aare Afao Road, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti, Nigeria
The Federal University, Oye-Ekiti is another less competitive university in Nigeria that gives admission easily. The university is located at one of the beautiful states in Nigeria (Ekiti state). After its establishment in 2011, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti has been recorded to be one of the universities with the best educationally inclined teachers in Nigeria. One striking thing about this university is that, they teach very well.
In light of this, you need no one to tell you that Federal University, Oye-Ekiti is one of the ideal universities in Nigeria for students who want to gain admission without too much stress. Don’t worry if you are not from Ekiti state. This university is a federal university so you don’t need to be from Ekiti state.
Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi
Established: 18 February 2013
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Lawal Suleiman Bilbis, FNSMB
Location: kebbi, Nigeria
The last but not the least university on my list today is Federal University Birnin-Kebbi (FUBK). This university is the first choice of thousands of students in Ekiti state, Nigeria. It will surprise you to know that Federal University Birnin-Kebbi (FUBK) was established under the leadership of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, in line with the policy of the Government for establishing a Federal University in states that did not have one across the federation. It is the only federal university in Ekiti state.
Currently, Federal University Birnin-Kebbi (FUBK) is one of the less competitive universities in Nigeria that gives admission easily. I am sure that this university will soon become a “hard-to-get” university because of the efforts of the university’s management towards the growth of the university. However, for now, i can say that this university is an ideal university for students who did not meet the required cutoff marks for their courses in any of the competitive universities in Nigeria.
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OTHER UNIVERSITY THAT OFFER ADMISSION EASILY IN NIGERIA
Below are other less competitive universities you will love to attend:
- Federal University, Kashere
- Federal University, Wukari
- Federal University, Lafia
- Koladaisi University
By way of conclusion, I will like to remind you again that these universities are also not easy to gain admission into. But when you compare the stress of gaining admission into these universities with other universities, it is clear that these universities are much more easier to gain admission in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, if you have a question to ask concerning any of the universities mentioned above, please don’t forget to use the comment section. I will be glad to give an answer immediately.
Edeh Chukwuemeka Samuel is a certified Mediator and Conciliator in Nigeria. He is currently a student at the Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria. Samuel is bent on disseminating authentic information to every part of the world.