Can i combine WAEC and NECO result for Admission? Since admission process for this session started, students have been flooding my email with lots of messages. Currently, one of the questions asked by thousands of aspirants is; whether it is possible to combine WAEC and NECO result for admission in Nigeria.
I have actually answered some of the students asking this question, but it seems like many students still need to know the correct answer to that question. For that reason, i thought it wise to publicly answer the question here.
Thus, if you have been asking the question; “can I combine WAEC and NECO result for admission?” or “Is it possible to combine WAEC and NECO result for admission in Nigeria?”, this is the right post to read online.
I will not only answer the question as to whether NECO and WAEC results can be combined for admission. I will also show you how to combine WAEC and NECO result for admission in Nigeria.
Please pay attention to every information I am going to share in this post because, everything contained in this post is relevant and you must take notice of them.
So without wasting much time, below is the answer to your question.
Can i combine WAEC and NECO result for admission?
Yes! It is possible to combine both WAEC and NECO results for admission into any university, polytechnic or college of education in Nigeria. Both WAEC and NECO results are valid in Nigeria. WAEC particularly, is an international examination body that is recognized by the government of Nigeria. Accordingly, NECO is a national examination body that is also recognized by the government.
In applying for admission into any institution in Nigeria, both WAEC and NECO result is allowed at the same time. What this means is that, aspirants can combine both WAEC and NECO result to gain admission into any institution in Nigeria. This is known as two sitting results. So, you can use two sittings results for admission in Nigeria currently.
Nevertheless, you must also note that not every university accepts combination of both WAEC and NECO result. Some schools accept it, but they don’t allow such combination for top courses like medicine, law, engineering etc.
Thus if you are asking whether you can combine WAEC and NECO results to study medicine, law, engineering, economics, pharmacy, etc in any institution in Nigeria, you have to check the admission requirements for that particular school you wish to gain admission.
For instance, UI accept two sittings result for all their courses except Medicine and some other science courses.
How to combine WAEC and NECO results for admission
To combine your WAEC and NECO results for admission into any institution in Nigeria, you must make good grades in any one of the two results. You are required to have a Credit (C) grade to supplement the subjects you failed in the other result. To explain this further, I will give you an instance below.
Take for instance: If Mr. Samuel Edeh, a law aspirant of UNN, has the following grades:
English Language: C
Literature in English: C
Apparently, this WAEC result is not eligible to apply for admission into any Nigerian institution because Mr. Samuel Edeh failed mathematics. To make it eligible, Mr Samuel must combine it with a NECO result that has at least a Credit (C) in mathematics. The Credit in NECO will increase the one in WAEC mathematics.
Now, when applying for admission, there is usually a place to enter two sittings results in the form. All that is required is for Mr. Samuel to enter his two results there.
Universities that Accept Combination of WAEC and NECO results in Nigeria
Below are some of the universities that accept combination of WAEC and NECO results in Nigeria:
- Covenant University
- University of Nigeria
- Obafemi Awolowo UniversityIle-Ife
- University of Ilorin
- Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
- Afe Babalola University
- Rivers State UniversityPort Harcourt
- Bayero University Kano
- University of Jos
- Ahmadu Bello University
- University of Abuja
- Federal University of Technology
- Federal University of Technology, Minna
Okay! This is where I am going to end in this post. In a recap, i just explained that you can combine both WAEC and NECO results for admission. In other words, it is possible to combine WAEC and NECO result for admission. Nonetheless, not every university accepts it. Even in universities where it is accepted, it may still be rejected in some courses.
That is all you need to know on this topic. If you have any question or contribution on this topic, kindly send it using the comment section below this post.
Edeh Samuel Chukwuemeka ACMC, is a Law Student and a Certified Mediator/Conciliator in Nigeria. He is also a Developer with knowledge in HTML, CSS, JS, PHP and React Native. Samuel is bent on changing the legal profession by building Web and Mobile Apps that will make legal research a lot easier.