Cybersecurity is no doubt one of the most lucrative courses to study in Nigeria today with many opportunities awaiting after graduation.
If it has been beating in your heart to study cybersecurity, and you would like to find out Universities offering the course, then I can assure you that you are in the right place.
That is because, in this article, I will show you admission requirements to study cybersecurity, the subject combinations, and schools offering cybersecurity as a course in Nigeria. Notwithstanding, I will also talk on career branches of Cybersecurity (i.e where you can work as a cybersecurity graduate)
These are the list of Universities that offer Cyber Security Course in Nigeria.
- Federal University of Technology Minna (FUTMINNA)
- The Technical University, Ibadan (TECH-U)
- Admiralty University of Nigeria (ADUN)
- Federal University of Technology, Akure
- Elizade University Ilara Mokin
- Greenfield University
Careers in Cyber Security are;
- Security Specialist
- Incident Responder
- Security Administrator
- Vulnerability Assessor
- Security Manager
- Security Architect
- Chief Information Security Officer
- Security Analyst
- Security Auditor
- Security Director
- Forensic Expert
- Penetration Tester
- Security Consultant.
- Security Engineer
- Source Code Auditor
Requirements to Study Cyber Security
To study cyber security, there are certain criteria that must be met, those criteria and requirements are;
Subject Combination / JAMB UTME Requirements
In UTME, please note that the English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Cyber Security Science under the Faculty of Sciences in the above Universities include;
Mathematics, Physics and one of Biology, Chemistry, Agric Science, Economics and Geography
The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Cyber Security Science;
Five (5) SSCE credit passes to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics plus two other science subjects
SPECIAL CONSIDERATION (WAIVER) REMARKS
(i) FUTMINNA requires five (5) ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and/or Chemistry and any other Science subject. For Cyber Security Science is the same as Computer Science.
Direct Entry Requirements
These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Cyber Security Science if you don’t intend to use UTME.
(i) Two A/L passes in science subjects including Mathematics
(ii) NCE with at least Merit in Mathematics and one other Science or Social Science subject.
How many Years Does it take to study Cyber security In Nigeria?
In Nigeria, Studying Cyber Security Science at the university through JAMB UTME is for four (4) years. While If you gain admission through direct entry, you will study this course for three (3) years.
CyberSecurity Salary In Nigeria
The average salary for a cybersecurity analyst in Nigeria is around N203,477 (Two hundred and three thousand, Four hundred and seventyseven naira) monthly
Now I believe I was able to cover this topic of cybersecurity as a course, the universities in Nigeria offering it and its requirements. Do not let speculations blindfold you because this course is one of the most paying in the world of today.
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