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15 useful tips to pass WAEC, JAMB 2024

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) are two of the most critical examinations for students who are done with their secondary school education in Nigeria.
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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) are two of the most critical examinations for students who are done with their secondary school education in Nigeria.
These examinations shape the academic future of most Nigerian students. These examinations will determine whether they will proceed to a University, Polytechnic , College of Education, and other technical and vocational schools.

JAMB assesses candidates’ proficiency in four core subjects: English Language, Mathematics, and two other subjects relevant to their desired course of study. WAEC on the other hand consists of subjects (mostly 8 or 9) relevant to the student’s chosen field of study, covering topics studied throughout the senior secondary school curriculum.

For many students, the thought of acing both or one of the two examinations is intimidating. Many of them are even of the opinion that you need to write the exams in at least two sittings or write them separately to be able to excel. These are just myths. Adequate preparation and employing the right strategy will help you ace both exams in one sitting and secure your academic goal.

When preparing to take these exams, buy enough study materials, including textbooks, revision guides, and past question questions You can also check online resources, to aid your learning and revision. Ensure that whatever study materials you use are up-to-date (syllabus for both exams changes) and cover the entire syllabus for each subject you’ll be writing in the examination. Don’t rely on just one material, gather information from different resources to gain a deeper understanding of important topics and concepts. Make use of the internet to gain access to video tutorials, practice quizzes, and interactive learning platforms. Take advantage of online classes and study groups to exchange ideas, ask questions, and collaborate with fellow students. Start studying early and take enough short notes to use for revision.

One of the challenges students face when preparing for WAEC and JAMB simultaneously is managing their time effectively. With different subjects to cover and limited time available, it’s important for students to create a realistic study schedule that allocates sufficient time to each subject. Break down your study sessions with a scale of preference and pay more attention to difficult and important topics while ensuring adequate revision of all subjects. Utilise tools such as alarms, timers, study planners, and calendars. This help track your progress and keep you organised. Also, while writing the examination, make sure you work with the time allocated for each subjects. This will help you complete your paper in time for submission. Another tip while working with time is that you should focus on the questions you know best. After answering those ones, you can then go back to visit the ones you find difficult.

When registering subjects for WAEC and JAMB, consider your strengths, interests, and career aspirations. Aside from the subjects mandatory by the two bodies, choose subjects that can boost your overall score and improve your chances of admission into your desired course of study. Also, prioritise subjects that carry more weight in the admission process or are required for your chosen field of study. Make research from teachers, senior colleagues or even from WAEC and JAMB’s website to have a better understanding of the courses.

Before the main examinations, take regular mock examinations and practice tests to assess your progress and identify areas of weakness. Replicate the timing and format of the actual exams as closely as possible during your practice sessions. Review your performance after each practice test, gauge your strengths and weaknesses and adjust your study plan accordingly. Use past question papers to familiarise yourself with the exam structure, format, and marking scheme.

Lastly, believe in yourself and cultivate a positive mindset. This will increase your self-confidence and resilience. Renew your mindset and understand that it is possible to pass the exams in one sitting. Learn from senior colleagues and friends who took both exams in one sitting and excelled excellently. Maintain motivation and momentum throughout your exam preparation journey.

Envisage success and envision yourself achieving your academic goals. Also surround yourself with friends, mentors, and family members that will motivate and encourage you whenever doubts set in.

May you all come off with flying colours in your exams.

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Akinrinade Jimoh Babatunde I
Akinrinade Jimoh Babatunde I
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