Just the same way a final year second semester exams is to a university stundent, is WAEC to a senior secondary school student is SS3. Fail and come back, that’s it.
Now, WAEC ideally is a test of secondary school student’s knowledge based on what they have learnt throughout their stay in secondary school. If they fail to come out successfull result-wise, then thew would come back to re-register and write another WAEC. WAEC is an abbreviation for West African Examination council.
Year 2020 result statistics, shows that about 64 percent passed WAEC with at least 5 credits including English and Mathematics. This looks encouraging right? Now imagine a science that had five credits but failed Chemistry, do you know that that result is useless? So the statisics is just based on just 5 credits(English and Mathematics inclusive), but a science student who did not pass Physics actually failed WAEC even he made others. This is so because, the main reason most people write WAEC is to further their educational carrier, now no tertiary insstituiton who admit a science student that failed Physics or Chemistry.
So you need to have a credit virtually in all the subjects you would write, but worry not, am here to help you make WAEC in one sitting. I also made my WAEC in one sitting, in a government school that the principal is against malpractice(which however is something good)
Prepare on Time
Have you heard the saying “a stitch in time save nine”? WAEC is 9 subjects right? do the stitch in time and save the nine subjects. Most times, students tend to fail the power of timely preparation, how would someone prepare for WAEC a week to the examination period and expect to come out with flying colors?
During my secondary school days, I started prepariing for WAEC from SS2 second term. When WAEC results were released, the percentage of people their result can secure and admission into tertiary university was small, but I was among them, And not just that, my WAEC results was good and full of B’s. So to prepare for your WAEC, start on time.
Read To Understand
Reading to understand is differnt from reading to pass an examination. Those wh9o read to understand, no matter how cunny the question is, they would hit it right. But you see those who read to pass exams, a little twisting of question, they would go adrift.
Now reading to undertsand is a thing of time and individual differences is also a factor. Some people would not understand till they read three times, while some would understand at just one glance. So know what works for you and work with it. Man know thyself as Aristotle says.
You must have heard the faretell of the tortoise and the hare racing. Tortoise is slow but cosintent while the hare has speed but inconsitent, at the end, tortoise won the race. This summarizes that consistency is the key to success. A student that reads 2 hours each day but everyday is better than a student that reads 10 hours today and might not read the whole month week again.
Consistency brings mastery, there is a way you would be consistence, just a mere look at any question, you would know the topic it falls under and even the chapter in your school’s recommended textbooks. Knowing topics in which any question falls under is a good clue to successful ending.
Conclusively, everyone would like to make senior WAEC in one sitting, but good things does not come without sacrifice. So follow the instructions and you would never enroll for another WAEC.