It is nice having you here again dear reader, it is a prove that you are in love with our articles. We are still into the business of helping students excel academically and otherwise. Our last article was on how to avoid application mistakes while applying for JAMB and probably how to sit for it just once and get what you want.
JAMB and WAEC are two serious exams in Nigeria which most students are scared of, but weakness and fears becomes your strength when you find out how these exams can be made easy.
The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) which is organised by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) is an exam which is organised to test the ability and knowledge of the graduating students of any West African Senior Secondary School and it is compulsory for a student to receive the certificate of secondary school completion in any West African country.
Nigeria as one of the affected country, has a sub-alternative exam which is only valid in the country and cannot be used outside it. This alternative is the National Examination Council (NECO) exams. This alternative is useful to students who wants to get admission into any Nigerian University but has issues with his or her WAEC result.
The student can then use NECO as a substitute then re-apply for WAEC whenever he or she is fit.
The issue with students making mistakes during WAEC registration is becoming rampant and it has rendered many WAEC certificate null and void. Let’s start with writing names. Most students are victims of this particular case.
CIROMA CHUKWUMA ADEKUNLE and CHUKWUMA CIROMA ADEKUNLE are two different names in such an external exam like WAEC. This has denied most students admission into Nigerian high institutions and will still deny more if the correction is not taken and mistake avoided.
You might be lucky to make mistakes of this sort and go scot free but try your best to correct or avoid them because it might hold you down in another point. There are lots of other mistakes of which I will point out some below.
Avoidable Mistakes Before Registering For WAEC
- REGISTERING COURSES THAT ARE NOT USEFUL FOR YOU BECAUSE YOUR FRIENDS DID.
- WRITING A NAME DIFFERENT FROM THE NAME ON YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN.
- NOT REGISTERING COURSES WHICH ARE NEEDED FOR ADMISSION INTO YOUR DREAM COURSE AND UNIVERSITY.
- WRITING ANOTHER PERSON’S’ REGISTRATION NUMBER IN YOUR ANSWER SCRIPT.
- USING TWO PENS OF NOTICEABLE INK COLOUR DIFFERENCE (the person marking your script might think it was another person who wrote it).
- NOT MAINTAINING A PARTICULAR HANDWRITING (above reason applicable) etc.
In this article, I will elaborate on how a student can apply and sit for WAEC once without making any mistakes.
This article just like others will be down to earth to enable easy comprehension. Leggo!
Things You Should do Before Registering for WAEC
- Avoid crowd mentality. Do not register subjects because your friends registered them but register subjects because you need them. Your friends may have a course in mind to study in the University which is different from the course you have in mind so doing what they did may cost you dearly at the end.
- Avoid examination malpractice. Most students have resorted to this as their last hope of passing exams and this category of students in most cases turn out to be a failure, if not in the school premises, then in their workplace. Be determined to do it yourself and you will be surprised how the magic works.
- Study consistently and abide by your study time table. This is undoubtedly the success secret of most student. Your study time table must not consume your break and leisure time and it should also give space for social activities and other worthwhile things. Do not allow paper qualification to stop you from facing the reality of life which is far more than just going to school.
- Make out time to surf the web for important things. You should know very much the value and ease “the internet” has brought forward, to especially students and other researchers all over the world with regards to information. Virtually everything you want to know today lies in the internet waiting for you to just type in whatever it is you want and then search to get what you want. Endeavour to use this opportunity to gather all the knowledge you need and be well stuffed before your examinations.
- Above all, be prayerful. “Prayer Is Power”. You have heard this before haven’t you? It’s no new phrase among christians today knowing that lot’s of power lies in prayer, and it’s no fluke. But keep this ever in mind “prayer without hard work” is an incomplete or even a dead act. So pray and do your best, you’ll find how much you’ll achieve.
I hope this is enough to have you make not only WAEC but every exam in flying colours.
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