Can a student who hasn’t gotten to SS3 sit for Waec and Neco, as well as Jamb? This is the question I get frequently from SS1 and SS2 students who are eager to know if they can sit for these examinations and whether it is advisable.
Now, we live in a society where it is believed that you must get to final year in secondary school before making an attempt to take external examinations that determine your University or Polytechnic admission.
Before I go into other details, let me quickly answer the question right before us. An SS1 or SS2 student can sit for Waec / Jamb examination and it is highly advisable. The truth of the matter is that you may not pass at a first sitting (not because you wrote from SS1/2).
Attempting Waec/Neco before SS3 will enable you to gather a whole lot of experience that will help you improve. Luckily, you could pass your Waec, Jamb, Post UTME and gain admission right from SS1 or 2. This is a big advantage on your part.
And for parents who feel it is too early for their children to take Waec and Jamb when they just entering Senior Secondary School; Remember the age factor in getting jobs these days. Gaining admission at a young age would boost the academic performance of your children and as well give them comparative advantage in the labour market.
Advantages Of Taking Waec, Neco & Jamb From SS1/SS2
In summary, the following are reasons you should try these examination while you are still in secondary school:
- You are still very hot and with high level of assimilation.
- You will be exposed to Standard Waec past questions.
- Most Secondary schools in Nigeria do not equip you for Waec standard questions.
- Waec preparations will enable you learn things you may not be taught in your school.
- Even if you don’t pass, you will be better off than those who did not attempt. Your chance of passing again will be high.
- You could just pass Waec, Jamb and Neco at one sitting.
- You would gain admission at a young age and your friends will be challenged.
- Entering the University at a young age is a good learning factor.
- You would gain admission before your elder brother/sister (lol).
- Your friends and parents will be proud of you.
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Simeon martha says
Big thanks to you all for putting us in the right way
Is it compulsory for somebody in ss3 to write waec,neco,jamb,etc in saw
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Sir i heard students in ss2 can’t sit for the external examination
When is the exact date for this ssce November/December second batch?
Pls sir I just finished writing mork in my public school so unfortunately I failed it and I am ask to repeat ss2 and this days who want to repeat a class from ss2 to ss3 so should I go for external examination or not pls sir
Isaiah esther says
Hw can i prepared for it
Sir ,if I skip class ahead of my mate from ss2 , to sit for waec neco and jamb,as a science student will it be good and how do I prepare for it
Hi sir can I write my jamb from ss2
Hi sir,can i write my waec and neco without writing the government examination
Enoch popoola says
Hi sir,please can i write my waec, neco and jamb in sss 1,i just promote to sss 1 sir ?
Yes it will be of great use for u
Akinola oyinkansola says
Hi sir,pls can i skip ss2 and go to ss3
Merlin Robinson says
Please sir, can someone write waec in Ss2
Ibrahim Aliyu yakubu says
Sir may god bless your family
U gave a very good advice
Thank you so much
Isaac Inegbenehi says
I am glad you found this post helpful
Destiny Chuks says
Can one write jamb in sss3
Okenyi chukwuka thankgod says
Thanks for this update it has boost up my courage.
Thank you sir.
It makes sense
Ekpenyong joshua says
Hi sir is it possible for me to jump from ss2 and then write my waec in ss3?
Isaac Inegbenehi says
Sure…. And it is Recommended
What is the position of law to this regard?
.can I write Waec and jamb in ss2 sir
Prosper Oyibo says
How can I focus in reading especially from ss2