Today, I will share with you, important things you need to know about the West African Examination Council (WAEC). This is basically for students/candidates who have less or no knowledge about WAEC examination. I am going to explicitly touch everything a candidate who wants to pass WAEC examination should know. And if after reading this, you still want to ask any question, then, you can use the comment box below.
Now, lets get started.
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATION COUNCIL:
The West African Examination Council (WAEC), was established in 1952. It is the body responsible for the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), for university and JAMB entry examination, in 5(five) West African countries, which include:
- • Ghana
- • Nigeria
- • Gambia
- • Liberia
- • Sierria Leone
The West African Examination Council (WAEC), was established as a result of a meeting, held by the University of Cambridge local examinations syndicate, University of London school examination matriculation council and West African departments of education, who met in 1948, to discuss the well-being of the West African education standard. These different body, eventually agreed to send a spy (Dr. George Barker Jeffery). When he returned, he came back with an intense appeal for the establishment of WAEC. The bodies analyzed his his request, and accepted to do just as he had said. They therefore, seek concerted effort from the the government of the divergent countries which Dr. George had spied, and the West African Examination Council (WAEC), became a full-fledged body in 1952. Today, WAEC is a very pronounce examination body in West Africa.
WHAT ARE THE RECOMMENDED GRADES IN WAEC EXAMINATION FOR STUDENTS?
According to the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Students are expected to score at least 5(five) Credit, in the examination. Meanwhile, it is also worthy to know that, scoring a credit or above a credit, is compulsory in English Language and Mathematics. That is, you must score at least a credit, in English language, Mathematics, and other three subjects, before he can be called a successful candidate.
HOW MANY SUBJECT SHOULD A CANDIDATE REGISTER IN WAEC?
Well, it is your own choice to make. You can either choose 9(nine) or 8(eight) subjects (from the subjects you studied in secondary school). But, I always advise candidates to select 9(nine) subjects or above, as it may inversely increase their chance of success in the examination.
HOW ARE WAEC QUESTIONS STRUCTURED?
WAEC examination questions, basically carry two parts. The theory part, and the objective part. please read assiduously as I explain the the two parts.
THE THEORY PART:
Here, you will be asked to answer questions without any given option. You are expected to give full detail on the questions you will be asked, in this part.
THE OBJECTIVE PARTS:
On like the theory part, the objective part comprises questions, where options will be given for you to choose from (they are usually the first part in your question paper).
HOW DIFFICULT IS WAEC EXAMINATION?
This is one of the most striking question most WAEC Candidate ask. They want to know if they can really pass the examination themselves. And in regard to this question, the answer is a big YES. WAEC is not a difficult examination. The only thing that make students fail, is their poor preparation. Believe me, If you can get the right materials for your subjects, then consider yourself a successful candidate. But if you fail to do this, then you are the one holding yourself.
WHAT ARE WAEC’S PUNISHMENT FOR EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE?
The West African Examination Council (WAEC), is a very renounce examination body in the world, but has also suffered malpractice to a large extent. This notwithstanding, has made the body impose, aggressive punishment for people who engage in examination malpractice. Currently, when a student is caught in malpractice, he or she will forfeit writing that examination. And if the case becomes too enormous, the whole center where such act is detected, will be closed down. So you see, malpractice can cause you a serious damage.
HOW DO I PASS WAEC EXAMINATION?
WAEC examination is very easy to surpass. But this will depend on your enthusiasm for success. How you prepare, will determine your your grades in the examination. However, it is also worthy to let you know that, WAEC often pick questions from the past, and use them in current examinations. What I mean is that, WAEC now set most of the questions they had asked before. And as so, I think the best way to prepare is to frequently study past questions, together with your notebooks and textbooks. By this way, you will make the grades you wished. Hope I have been able to resolve some of the striking questions asked by most WAEC candidates. However, if you still have any question to ask me concerning WAEC examination, please use the comment box.