The grading system for different examination varies like the WAEC grading system might be different from NECO grading system and also JAMB grading system. Most students will also want to know the latest WAEC (WEST African Examination Council) for 2021. This is to enable them to prepare adequately for the examination.
Recently the highest grade and can get in WAEC is A1 while the worst grade is F9, so candidate with A1 in any of the subjects in WAEC score excellently in the subject. This content will bring to you the current WAEC grading system in 2021, what you need to know about WAEC and also the least credits one should have in WAEC.
What You Need to Know About WAEC (West African Examination Council)
The headquarter of WAEC is in Accra, Ghana and WAEC (West African Examination Council) was established in 1952. Currently, five countries conduct WAEC examination in west Africa, which are Ghana, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Gambia, and Liberia. Students with a WAEC certificate can also study in any of the countries under WAEC.
Mathematics and English Language is also a core subject in WAEC and that means candidates who sit for the WAEC examination must write mathematics and English language in the examination. Also, the maximum subject to write in WAEC examination is nine, while the minimum subject is eight.
Candidates with WAEC result can also study in any of the Nigerian university, polytechnics, college of education and other higher institutions in Nigeria. But to do that the students are expected to have at least five credits in WAEC with mathematics and English language, the subject combination must be correct. Also, the student is expected to reach the required JAMB (Joint Admission and Matriculation Board) cut-off mark.
WAEC (West African Examination Council) Grading System
Candidates who wish to enrol for WAEC (West African Examination Council) is expected to know their current Grading System. This is to enable them to prepare adequately for the examination and also enable them to set targets for themselves. A1 is also the highest grade in WAEC while F9 is the lowest grade.
Candidates with F9 in Mathematics and English is likely to write the examination again and also no Universities in the country will accept that grade. But to give the student a higher chance of admission the student is expected to have at least five credits in WAEC.
In percentage the following grade can be written as follow
|A1||EXCELLENT||75% – 100%|
|B2||VERY GOOD||70% – 74%|
|C5||CREDIT||55% – 59%|
|C6||CREDIT||50% – 54%|
|D7||PASS||45% – 49%|
|F9||FAILURE||0% – 44%|
Apart from making students prepare well for WAEC, this table also students who have already written WAEC their grade and also tell them how well they performed in the examination.
How to Pass WAEC with Good Grades
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) always seem to be a nightmare to Nigerian student, and with that, the student always see reasons to be scared. Information to pass WAEC easily has been gathered and below are the steps a student needs to follow to pass WAEC easily
- The student should attend extra moral class
- Start preparing early enough for the examination
- Cover the WAEC syllabus for the various subjects
- Study WAEC past questions and answers and also get used to WAEC questions formats
If the students follow these steps, the student can come out with at least nine credits in all the subjects written in the examination.