Examination boards in Nigeria Biography ( Jamb, waec, Neco, jupeb, post utme)

As we all know to be admitted in any higher institution in Nigeria you must get up to the school cut off mark and get at least 5 (five) credits in either your WAEC or NECO result but we don't know much about the educational examination boards so we are going to be sharing some information about the Biography  of some Universities Examination Boards in Nigeria.

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1. WAEC 

Pre University examination board

Waec :pre University examination board

The west African Examination Council (WAEC) is an examination body established by it's member countries Gambia, Liberia, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Nigeria in 1952. The West African Examination Council (WAEC) which is the oldest education examination body in West Africa conducts West African senior school examination for university and jamb direct entry, this examination body consist of 3 (three) committee's namely

  • International committee : They deal on matters concerning all member countries. 
  •   National committee : They deal on matters concerning a specific  member countries. 
  •  Sub committee : this committee deals mostly on the examination financial status.

The west African Examination Council only allow the minimum of 8 (eight) subjects and the maximum of 9 (nine) subjects during registration and their grading system are

B2-----Very good

NECO  pre University examination board in Nigeria

The National Examination Council popularly known as NECO  is an examination body established by the former head of state of  Nigeria (Abdul salami Abubakar) in 1999.
   The National Examination Council (NECO) conducts senior secondary school examination to enter any University, monotechnic, polytechnic and college in Nigeria and their grading system are:
B2-----Very good

Pre  University examination board

 The Joint Admission Matriculation Board is popularly known as JAMB or UTME, it is an examination board in control of the examination that qualifies you to be matriculated in any university, polytechnic, monotechnic and college of education in Nigeria, it was established by an Act in 1978 which was later amended in 1989 and 1993.
 The JAMB examination is conducted once a year (it also expires that year) and only students who wrote (awaiting result) or have a WAEC, NECO, NBC or NTC result are eligible to register for the exam.

Pre University examination board

The Joint University Preliminary Examination Board popularly known as JUPEB was established in 2013 with about 10 (ten) universities.
The JUPEB exam is a university based examination that gives students the opportunity to enter direct to 200 level without writing JAMB, the JUPEB  program is said to be the best way to gain admission but it demands a lot of income to run.


Post utme  is an examination written after Jamb, it is conducted by a school/University to check if the applied candidate is truly qualified, the post utme examination first started in 2005 when universities complained of students scoring high in jamb and performing low in test,  due to the agitation universities were allowed to set their exam after Jamb.

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  2. Enter your comment...which course can I study with this my WAEC result?
    English c6
    Mathematics B3
    civic c6
    financial Account D7
    commerce F9
    computer c6
    Yoruba C5
    Garment making E8
    Economics C6

    1. With this kind these kind of subject combination am not sure you can get a good course to study Just take another waec and jamb also