13 Tips On How to Prepare and Pass WAEC Examination 2023

In this post, I will reveal helpful tips on how to prepare and pass your WAEC and NECO examinations in one sitting once and for all. I assure you that these tips would also help you to pass your JAMB and first-year exams.

The West Africa Senior Secondary School Examination (WASSCE) is a national-based exam. It is for students in West African countries. The National Examination Council (NECO) is for only students in Nigeria.

Passing either the WAEC or NECO exam is mandatory for senior secondary students. You need the SSCE result for admission into the University or Polytechnic.

The nature of the WAEC and NECO exams is multiple-choice, theoretical and practical. The practical examination is for science students only.

I remember many years ago when I wrote my WAEC and NECO exam

s. The night before the start of my first paper in WAEC, I felt unprepared. It overwhelmed me with anxiety because I thought I was going to fail my exams.

You do not need to be afraid that you will fail your exams. The secret to passing WAEC and NECO examination are to start preparations on time and study well.

In this post, I have also included some information about the WASSCE and NECO examination.

Also, read how to pass JAMB and Post UTME Exams.

If you have any questions, let me know in the comment box below. I will get back to you as soon as possible.

How to Pass WAEC Examination Excellently

Here are tips on how to prepare and pass your WAEC examination excellently;

  1. Know The WAEC Exam Format
  2. Study with The WAEC Syllabus
  3. Create A Study Timetable
  4. Read Your SSCE Notes
  5. Read and Study
  6. Practice WAEC Past Questions
  7. Join A Group Study
  8. Practice WAEC Questions Online
  9. Attend WAEC Tutorials
  10. Write WAEC Mock Exam
  11. Eat and Exercise
  12. Avoid Social Media Distractions
  13. Believe in Yourself

Know The WAEC Exam Format

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The first step to preparing for any examination is to know the format of the exam. It is necessary to know the exam format and the way to solve the problems.

Also, you need to know the number and subject combination for the exam. In WAEC, you must register for at least six subjects and at most nine subjects.

The English Language is compulsory for Science, Art and Commercial students.

Theory and multiple-choice questions are the nature of the WAEC exam. Science students write the practical exam in Physics, Chemistry and Biology for WASSCE.

I recommend that you follow the directives of your teachers in your secondary school. Ask questions about the WAEC exam format to get more clarification.

Study with The WAEC Syllabus

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Studying the WAEC syllabus is the secret to passing the SSCE exam with an excellent grade. The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) syllabus contains topics that you must study.

The syllabus serves as a guide for students to read topics they would encounter in the exam. 

Studying outside the syllabus is the sure way to failure. You must read only the topics in the syllabus.

By default, every school uses the WAEC syllabus from SSS 1 to SSS3 learning. It is advisable to go through the syllabus not to omit any topic during your study.

The WAEC syllabus serves as a guide to how what you should study. For example, you will know which topic to read first before going on to the next.

Create A Study Timetable

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Creating a perfect study timetable is necessary for you to perform well in your exam. You have to assign a different subject for each particular day. For example, you can decide to study Physics on Monday, Chemistry on Tuesday and so on.

Your daily study timetable must not comprise many topics that you cannot read. 

Set your study schedule to something that you can achieve every day. 

Read according to the pace that you understand. Because your friend reads five topics in a day should not intimidate you. Do not adopt such a style when you yet know your reading capacity. 

There is no reward for the first person to finish the syllabus. Passing your exams in flying colours is the goal and nothing else. 

Start your preparations early enough to cover the syllabus no matter what your reading pace could be.

Creating a perfect study timetable is not enough. Stick to it every day. I know that studying for an exam is not an easy task, but you must persevere to burn the midnight candle.

Do not give up or try to encourage your laziness. It is far more fulfilling to pass your WAEC once and for all in one sitting than to rewrite the exam next year.

The time to pay the price for an excellent result is now. Make sure that you stick with your study timetable.

WAEC Study Timetable

Science Student Study Timetable

Here is a sample of a WAEC study timetable for Science students taking the following subjects;

  1. Mathematics
  2. English Language
  3. Physics
  4. Chemistry
  5. Biology
  6. Agricultural Science
  7. Geography
  8. Civic Education
  9. Economics
DaySubject ISubject IISubject III
MondayEnglish LanguageEconomicsEnglish Language
TuesdayAgricultural ScienceMathematicsBiology
WednesdayGeographyEnglish LanguagePhysics
FridayChemistryGeographyAgricultural Science
SundayBiologyCivic EducationChemistry
This table contains the study timetable for Science students taking the WAEC examination
Art & Commercial Student Study Timetable

Here is a sample of a WAEC study timetable for Art and Commercial students taking the following subjects;

  1. Mathematics
  2. English Language
  3. Government
  4. Literature in English
  5. Economics
  6. CRS/IRS
  7. Commerce
  8. Nigerian Languages (Yoruba or Igbo or Hausa)
  9. Civic Education
DaySubject ISubject IISubject III
MondayEnglish LanguageEconomicsEnglish Language
WednesdayCRS/IRSEnglish LanguageLiterature in English
FridayCommerceGeographyLiterature in English
SundayNigerian LanguageCivic EducationChemistry
This table contains the study timetable for Art and Commercial students taking the WAEC examination

If you have any problem setting up a study timetable, let me know in the comment box at the end of this post.

Read Your SSCE Notes


Reading your SSCE note is also a vital key to passing your WAEC exam. You must know everything that you have done since your SSS 1 class till now.

Your notes will make you study well as they will help enhance your understanding as you read your textbooks.

When you are having difficulties understanding a topic, consult your old notebooks. It will help to make things easy for you.

Get your old notes to study the topics in the WAEC syllabus

Study your notes with the recommended textbooks for WAEC that is at the end of this post.

Read and Study

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Reading and studying is the only way to pass your examination with flying colours. There are no two ways about it. It is the only secret to how you can make A’s in WAEC.

Reading your notes and textbooks is not enough. You must study between the lines to understand the topics in the syllabus. 

The spirit of laziness makes you want to skip difficult topics. Do not try it or else you will encounter problems on the day of your exam.

Tell me topics that you have difficulties understanding in the comment section. I will give you the guidelines on how you can tackle the problem.

Also, for difficult topics, watch tutorials on YouTube and search for an explanation on Google. Besides, meet your secondary school teachers to solve your problems.

Some subjects like Mathematics and Physics may need constant practice with problems.

How to Read and Understand

  1. Read at a specific time every day.
  2. Attempt to solve the calculation questions in your textbooks and examples in class.
  3. Do not cram the calculations in your note or textbooks.
  4. Study your note and textbooks between the lines.
  5. Understand the concepts on a page before moving to the next.
  6. Do not check your WhatsApp and Facebook during study hours.
  7. Learn and understand the steps for calculations.
  8. Do not lie down when you are reading.
  9. Study in a serene environment with no form of distractions.
  10. Plan your study ahead of time.
  11. Use mnemonics to study that helps you to recall what you read.
  12. Create a perfect study environment.
  13. Do not read text aloud when you study.
  14. Suppress every feeling of laziness.

The truth of the matter is that WAEC Physics and Mathematics calculations are not hard. You need to understand the basic principle of how to solve the problems.

After you know the laws of the calculations, you can then begin to solve questions.

Practice WAEC Past Questions

Nigerian student studying

Practising WAEC past questions and answers is the way to pass your examinations. Buy a past questions booklet with correct answers.

As you practice these questions, you get familiar with how WAEC set their exam. The theory section of the past questions will help you to know how to answer essay questions.

Do not make the common mistake of cramming the answers in the past question booklet. You need to practice how to solve problems. The purpose of the past questions is for you to learn how to tackle the questions yourself.

It is necessary to get past questions and answer booklet that has an explanation for the answers.

Join A Group Study

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Joining a group study would help to make you better prepared for the exam.

WAEC group study is when a few students about four persons come together to study. The group study is based on reading the syllabus and practising past questions.

A group study will help you not relent on your exam preparations. Even when you feel like being lazy, other members will serve as motivation for you to study.

The common problem with group study is that one or two members of the group may be unserious.

It will go to affect the efficiency of the group tutorials negatively. Whenever you find yourself in such a situation, withdraw from the group.

Look for serious-minded students who want to pass the WAEC exam with distinctions once and for all. Do not get yourself into the wrong group that would distract you from your studies.

Note that a group study is not a substitute for your private reading. The group reading should comprise about ten per cent of your preparations. 

Your private reading takes the bulk for you to excel in your examination.

You and your group members should draft a timetable and decide the day of the week to meet together. For example, you all may choose to meet every Saturday at 2 pm.

Practice WAEC Questions Online

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Practising WAEC questions online is necessary to make A’s in the examination.

Practice WAEC questions online on platforms like Myschool. You can also download WAEC android apps on Google Playstore. Also, if you have a laptop, you can download the Myschool WAEC Past Questions Software.

These platforms would help you to answer multiple-choice and theory WAEC questions. It will also help you to answer questions within a time frame.

You should know that the WAEC exam is a timed exam. That is, you answer all questions within a time frame. Thus, it is necessary to work with the clock as you practice questions.

In the exam, the key to answering multiple-choice exams is to skip difficult questions. Do not waste time on a question that you do not understand.

In these online platforms, you would interact with other students also preparing for WAEC. These connections assist in your preparations and boost your confidence during the exam.

Attend WAEC Tutorials

students sitting inside a lecture hall

Attending WAEC tutorials would help you to understand difficult topics. In the tutorial centres, you get simple explanations of topics.

You may find it difficult to ask questions in your convention classroom during the school period. But during tutorials, you have the opportunity to request more explanations.

Ensure that the tutorial you attend is exam-focused. Do not go to lesson centres where students go to show off the latest fashion and mobile devices. They are distractions to your exam success.

Most secondary schools organize WAEC lessons for their students. You would be better off attending the tutorial organized by your school.

Write WAEC Mock Exam

how to pass examination

The WAEC mock exam is a preliminary exam organized by schools to test students for the SSCE exams.

Mock exams have the standard of the main SSCE exam. The nature of the mock exam is the same format as the WAEC exam.

WAEC mock exam allows you to determine your level of preparedness.

After the test, you would know your chances of passing the WAEC exam as you know your performance.

Do not make the common mistake of not taking the mock exam seriously. Prepare and write the exam as if it were the main examination.

If you do well in your mock exam, the chances are that you will pass your WAEC in flying colours.

Eat and Exercise

exercise equipment

Eating healthy foods and exercising will help your brain to keep all that you read. As you prepare for your examination, only eat healthy foods rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, etc.

Do not eat junk foods as they do not have any nutritional benefits to assist with your exam preparations. 

Also, as you read, make sure that you drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated.

Exercising for about 30 minutes or more every day will help to optimize your brain. The body loves when you engage in physical activities like exercise.

I recommend that you create a workout routine when you can engage in exercise.

It is best to exercise in the evenings than in the morning for students.

  • Eat fruits and plenty of vegetables.
  • Drink plenty of water to stay dehydrated
  • Eat food rich in protein like beans, eggs, fish, milk, etc.
  • Avoid junk foods.
  • Never study on an empty stomach.

Avoid Social Media Distractions

Person holding iPhone

Staying away from Facebook and WhatsApp will help to make you prepared and pass your exams. 

These online platforms are a big distraction for many students.

They take away your study time. You must learn how to shut out these distractions as you prepare for the SSCE exams.

Here are tips on how to avoid social media distractions while studying;

  • Do not check your mobile phones while studying.
  • Turn off push notifications for Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.
  • During the period of your preparations and exam, stay away from social media networks.
  • Do not pick up unimportant calls while you are studying.
  • Discipline yourself not to check your Facebook and WhatsApp for a specified period like two days or one week.
  • Switch off your phone while you are studying
  • Get a torchlight phone to answer important calls.

Believe in Yourself

A group of students taking pictures

Believing in yourself that you can achieve success is the key to how to pass your WAEC examination.

Doubting your mental ability is a kind of mental preparation for failure.

Do not look down on yourself that you cannot make it to the exam. It does not matter if you are not attending the best secondary school in your state. 

There is never an excuse for failure. Envision success with the little privilege that you have right now.

Develop a positive mindset inside of you that you will make distinctions in the exam. This self-motivation propels you to study harder for your exams.

You are not a failure but a victor. Do not give up on your dreams of passing your SSCE exam.

Are you scared that you will fail a particular subject in your WAEC exam? 

Let me know in the comment section so I can give you strategies to study and get success.

WAEC Syllabus

Boy holding a white paper

The WAEC syllabus is a subject outline for each topic you need to study for the WASSCE examination. WAEC syllabus serves as a guide for students to know what to read and understand for the exam.

Every student must prepare for their examinations using the WAEC syllabus. It is the only way to prepare for the exam.

Here is the WAEC syllabus for all the subjects you will write in your forthcoming exams. Both the WAEC and JAMB syllabus is the same.

How to Answer WASSCE Questions

The best way to answer WASSCE questions is to prepare for the exam and be confident with your answers. Learn how to answer multiple-choice and essay questions.

Do not allow yourself to get overwhelmed with anxiety. Fear prevents you from utilizing your full potential. It will make you choose the wrong options and not perform well in your exam.

Sometimes, anxiety can make your head go blank in the exam hall. That will not be your portion during your exam. Turn your fear into motivation to prepare for your exam.

I recommend that you do not waste time with unfamiliar questions. Attempt the questions that you know before tackling other problems.

Also, learn to work on your own inside the exam hall. Do not make the mistake of trying to collaborate with other classmates inside the exam hall.

Collaborating with other students inside the exam hall will affect your performance. As you are preparing, make the decision that you want to be independent during the exam. 

When you decide to work alone, your brain will make you study harder for your exams. This inner push is because you know there is no other way to pass your exams.

It is necessary to obey the instructions of the WAEC officials in your exam centre. Violating any of the rules may lead you to failure.

Never be in a rush to answer questions in the exam.

Read the instructions in the question paper before you begin the test. For example, you have to answer four questions out of six questions in the question booklet.

Online Quiz for SSCE Students

Online quiz for SSCE students is a platform like Myschool Classroom students practice WAEC multiple-choice and theory questions. Other online quizzes for SSCE are available as WAEC mobile apps on Playstore. Also, you can use CBT software to practice SSCE questions if you have a laptop.

How to Pass WAEC Without Stress

You cannot pass WAEC without stress if you do not intend to cheat during the examination.

Be aware that exam malpractice is against the policy of the West Africa Examination Council. You will not get your result if you violate the rules of the examination body.

Prepare for your exam by going through the necessary stress. 

WAEC Exam Secret

The secret to passing WAEC is to study for the exam using the WASSCE syllabus. Persistency in studying is the key to excellence. Attend tutorials

  • Read your books every day
  • Practice past questions
  • Be confident in yourself
  • Seek help to understand difficult topics
  • Avoid social media distraction

The recommended textbooks for WAEC are materials that help you to understand the subject matter in the syllabus. Get these textbooks from bookshops around you.

You can check the different recommended textbooks on the JAMB Integrated Brochure and Syllabus Syllabus System (IBASS).

You do not need to get all the recommended textbooks for your studies. Of course, there is no way that you can read all of them before your examination.

Get at least one of the recommended texts for each subject. The textbooks follow the WAEC syllabus.

WAEC Study Tips

The best time to study for your WAEC exam is now. Even if you are in SSS1 or SSS2, you can begin to prepare for the SSCE exam.

Do not wait till your last class in senior secondary school before you start your preparations.

If you are currently in SSS 3, it is not too late to start your preparations. Draft out a study schedule that will work for you.

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191 thoughts on “13 Tips On How to Prepare and Pass WAEC Examination 2023”

  1. Hi sir please am not good in mathematics and I don’t really have that zeal for reading. And would be writing waec soon pls how do I Cath up?

  2. Hello sir ,
    Pls I’m so scared right now because I have only few months to jamb and most importantly for me , waec I haven’t even started preparations
    Is it still possible for me to meet up? , I’m having challenges with balancing everything up .
    How can I catch up sir?

    • Hello Crown,

      It is normal to be scared about your upcoming JAMB and WAEC examinations.

      It’s possible to meet up with your exam preparations.

      All you have to do now is to relax and plan your study.

      Let me know if you are experiencing any challenges with your study.

  3. Hi sir My name is Adeleke Quseem,
    I’m about to face the penalty of waec next year, I am an Art student trying to become an upcoming military in the future, buh the only problems that I’m facing now it’s my mathematics ☹️, infact it’s very difficult to me to understand I’ve tried my best, but still yet I find it difficult I don’t know maybe you can help me out.

    • Hello Quseem

      It is nice to meet with you.

      What exactly are the challenges you are experiencing with Mathematics?

      Go through the comments below; you will find tips I have given on how to study and understand mathematics.

  4. I am in art student I my school,I didn’t know Yoruba at all and my weak subject is English studies,sir what can like do too achieve two subjects are face.

  5. Sir pls am finding it difficult in chemistry ever since my principal changed my teacher 😥😥
    Same with mathematics and physics…
    Pls sir how can I become good at those subject before my waec

    • Hello Marvellous,

      Sorry about your experience with your new Chemistry teacher.

      It is normal to encounter such challenges with a new teacher.

      What do you think the problem is with your new teacher?

  6. Please sir I am an ss3 student and an art student sir and not that good him maths and am afraid of the exam I will be writing next year sir please give me some tips sir.

  7. Pls am currently in shs three but I’m finding it difficult to remember all what i learn and I’m finding it difficult to learn nowadays

    • Hello Benjamin,

      It may be the result of how you study and how consistently you study.

      Sometimes, for the things you learn to stick, you have to be consistent about it.

      I’ll recommend you find out what works best for you. Some people remember pictures more than letters so they prefer to watch videos.

      Try to find out what will work for you.

  8. Good day sir , I am a commercial student .Am finding it difficult to set a studying timetable.
    My subject are,
    English language
    Book keeping
    Civic education
    Office practice

  9. I’m scared to sit for my jamb and waec in 2023
    And I have 6 months to prepare
    And I have difficult topics from Ss one and two which I have to cover….

  10. I failed woefully in my WAEC and will like to rewrite the exam next year becos I really need to have my O’level certificate.
    Pls I need a very strict study plan

    • Hello Chinenye,

      I sympathise with you concerning your WAEC result.

      Are you a Science student or an Art student?

      You can watch my video on how to pass the WAEC examination using the link below.


      Let me know if you have further questions.

    • Sarah,

      It depends on if you are prepared to write the WAEC exam in SS 2.

      Do you know why your Dad insists you take the WAEC exam early?

  11. Please sir help me set my time table, math, English,chem, biology, physics, economic, computer,data processing,Civic edu …..
    And also I feel lazy to read what can I do?
    And I have exams phobia 😭

    • Hello Charity,

      It is nice to hear from you.

      Why do you think you feel lazy to study? Is there anything that is distracting you?

      Here is a timetable you could use to study.

      Monday – Chemistry

      Tuesday – Biology

      Wednesday – Physics

      Thursday – Mathematics

      Friday – Economics & Civic Education

      Saturday – Data Processing & Computer

      Sunday – Revision

    • Hello Abrafi,

      I hope your WASSCE mock exam went well?

      The next step is to identify the challenges you encountered during the mock exam.

      Start by reviewing those topics and questions that gave you tough times.

      Also, work towards revising the topics that you did not have any trouble with during your exams.

      The goal right now is to achieve perfection.

      I wish you success.

      Let me know if you have any further questions or need further clarifications.

  12. sir, am in ss2 and am preparing for Waec 2023 and am having problems with mathematics.

    please sir! help me out.

    • Hello Gift,

      Read through the comments in this post below.

      I have answered the question on how to study Mathematics for the WAEC examination.

      Let me know if you need further clarifications.

  13. Goodmorning sir, sir i need help, you said that cramming is a mistake, you said that i should just study and understand the topic, the problem is that i will study when, i pinish studying a topic but still when i pick a past question pass paper still it will be difficult for me to answer that topic that i read in the past question please help me out

    • Cornelius,

      You can cram your notes for your WAEC theory exams.

      But you must understand what you are cramming.

      Concerning your question on solving past questions. You need to study with understanding.

      Try to develop an open mind when studying. No form of distraction at all.

      If you cannot answer questions after studying, then read the topic again.

      You will notice some improvements.

      Watch YouTube tutorials for topics you do not understand.

    • Excellent, you do not have to be scared.

      Follow the tips in this article.

      Also, read through the comment to see my advice to other students concerning the above-listed courses.

      Let me know if you need further guidance.

  14. Good evening sir
    I am currently in SS3
    And also a waec candidate but the issue i have is that i dont know any practical how will i cope during the waec practical

    Also since i have not been able to read, and i have data processing on 19th how can i study

  15. Sir i have not really been studying my past questions and I am in SS2 currently third term and I want you to help me organise a timetable for studying past questions in a way that won’t affect my daily reading and also help me get prepared. By the way I am a science student. Thank you sir.

    • Hello Cherish,

      It is nice that you have begun preparations for your O’level exams.

      Concerning your question, you should study your past questions after your personal study.

      For example, let’s say you study Chemistry on Mondays for 4 hours.

      You can study for three hours thirty minutes. The rest of the 30 minutes will be for studying past questions.

      It is best to study past questions relating to what you have studied for the day.

      Generally, you can assign a time on Saturday or Sunday to study past questions for all subjects.

      I hope you understand?

      Let me know if you have further questions. I will be glad to offer you the best assistance.

  16. Sir pls I find it difficult when working plane Geometry and trigonometry hw can I make it easier
    b.) Also I may plan to study for 4hrs every evening but after 2hrs I will be feeling lazy pls hw can I cope with this whilst I’m in my finals

    • Hello Abrafi,

      Concerning not being able to study for 4 hours, here is what you should do.

      Break your study time into different sessions.

      Do not study for 4 hours on a stretch.

      You can decide to study for 2 hours in the morning and another 2 hours in the evening.

      That’s a total of 4 hours.

      This method is more effective for your study.

      Then on passing Mathematics,

      The open secret of passing the Mathematics exam is to practise past questions.

      Try to solve as many problems as possible.

      Do not assume that you can do the calculations until you solve them in your book.

      Studying Mathematics is not the same as other subjects.

      The more problems you solve, the more understanding you get to pass your exams.

  17. Sir pls, I find it difficult in working plane Geometry and trigonometry hw can it be easier for me
    b) I may also plan to study for at least 4hrs but after 2hrs I will be feeling lazy pls hw can I cope with this whilst I’m in my finals

    • Hello Jega,

      The open secret of passing the Mathematics exam is to practice past questions.

      Try to solve as many problems as possible.

      Do not assume that you can do the calculations until you solve them in your book.

      Studying Mathematics is not the same as other subjects.

      The more problems you solve, the more understanding you get to pass your exams.

  18. Please sir i need help to set a time table my subject are:
    *Civic education
    *Catering craft practice

    • Hello Sylvia,

      I have included the WAEC study timetable for Science students in this post.

      Go back to the post to see the timetable.

    • Favour,

      Go through the comments here.

      You will see my tips on how to understand Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

  19. Good evening sir. I am a SS2 student. I wanted to write jamb but I’m not prepared. I want to write waec and neco this year but I don’t know how to set a reading timetable. Can you help me out sir? If yes, my subject combination are
    1. Math
    2. English
    3. Physics
    4. Chemistry
    5. Further Math
    6. Computer
    7. Civic
    8. Economics.

    Do you have any way that I can understand physics and chemistry?

    • Hello Lase

      Read how you can prepare and pass your JAMB exam excellently.

      Go through my post in the comment section on this post to understand how you can understand Physics and Chemistry.

      WAEC Study Timetable

      Monday – Math

      Tuesday – Physics

      Wednesday – Chemistry

      Thursday – Further Maths

      Friday – Economics

      Saturday – Civic & Computer

      Sunday – English

      You can study a subject in addition to the subject for the day.

    • Hi, Naomi,

      Follow the study tips in this post.

      Also, read through the comments to get insight on how to study Math.

  20. im in ss2 and I’m preparing for waec …
    does waec really give syllabus before the exam …. and is it legit …..
    if it is please send the link ….
    and also how would it get familiar with the practicals when I’ve not done them before ….
    and how will it also read and understand perfectly …. and i would i know the topic the usually repeat its self …

  21. im in ss2 and I’m preparing for waec …
    does waec really give syllabus before the exam …. and is it legit …..
    if it is please send the link ….
    and also how would it get familiar with the practicals when I’ve not done them before ….
    and how will it also read and understand perfectly …. sir..

  22. Good mornings sir am having issue with history and I want to study law and I have registered history in WAEC what can u do about it
    And please how do I get the WAEC syllables here

  23. I am in ss3 and I have a problem in setting a study plan please help me.
    The subjects am doing are:
    English language
    General science

  24. I am in ss3 and I have a problem in setting a study plan please help me.
    The subjects am doing are:
    English language

    • Monday – Chemistry

      Tuesday – Physics

      Wednesday – Further Maths

      Thursday – Mathematics

      Friday – Geography

      Saturday – Biology

      Sunday – Physics

  25. Pls sir i am in SS2 and i am taking my waec, neco and jamb this year 2022. do you think is ok and how do i go about the preparation.

    • It is okay for you to take the WAEC or NECO exam.

      Read through this post to find out how you can go about your preparation.

  26. I need help in planning a good study plan my subjects are
    Catering craft practices
    Civic education
    Thank you sir

    • Monday – Chemistry

      Tuesday– Biology

      Wednesday – Physics

      Thursday– Economics

      Friday – English

      Saturday – Civic Education & Catering Craft Practices

      Sunday – Computer

      Feel free to modify the timetable to meet your study schedule.

      I wish you success.

  27. Sir, I have difficulties in English
    And I am really scared of chemistry and physics
    And I am in ss3
    Even after reading chemistry and physics
    I can’t remember anything

    • You should study these subjects using the WAEC syllabus.

      Ensure that you answer past questions for each of the topics in the syllabus.

      Also, check out YouTube tutorials to learn difficult topics.

  28. Am a very unserious type,I always cheat in my exam,that’s what help me to pass from ss1 to ss3.now am in ss3 preparing for waec and I don’t think I understand anything from my ss1 to ss3 and am a science student,and I wanted to study agriculture science. Sir how can you help to pass

  29. The subject that i’ll be taking in my WAEC English Mathematics Chemistry Biology Physics Marketing Civic Education Geography Economics or Agricultural science

  30. I’m an SS2 science student and i’m preparing ahead for my waec, neco and jamb exams but i need help drafting my timetable but i’m already working my way through creating or joining a study group but, i,m still having problems going about it please don’t just help me but advice me

    • List out the subjects you would be taking in your WAEC examination?

      The tips you need to pass your WAEC examination are in this post.

        • Hello Wuyah,

          First, you need to overcome the fear of failure.

          It is common to not feel fully prepared for your WAEC exam.

          Try to stay calm.

          At this stage, you have to trust your brain to produce all that you have been reading to prepare for your WAEC exams.

          Good luck. I hope to hear good news from you.

    • All you have to do is to list out the subjects you will be taking in the WAEC exams.

      Assign each day for a particular subject.

    • Well, Bright,

      The tips in this article should help you with the strategy of how to read for long hours.

      Reading for long hours takes practice. You can read for 30 minutes today and 40 minutes tomorrow. That’s how it works.

      Note that it is not advisable for just read for long hours. You need to take short breaks in between your study time.

      Another good strategy is to study in a serene environment with no form of distraction.

      List your subject let me help you draft a personal timetable.

  31. I recommend buying this textbook: Hidden facts in mathematics ssce by M A Otumudia… You can know maths with this book even without a teacher.. it’s a a good book and it’s very big…

  32. For maths, get this textbook: Hidden facts in mathematics ssce by M A Otumudia… It’s a very good book… One can learn with the book without any teacher…

    • Here are the core WAEC courses for Engineering aspirants.

      1. Mathematics

      2. English Language

      3. Physics

      4. Chemistry

      5. Biology

      6. Agricultural Science

      7. Technical Drawing

      and others.

      For the weekly timetable.

      You can assign a subject to study on a particular day.

        • Hello Blessed,

          Read through the comments.

          I have provided a detailed explanation of how to pass Physics and Chemistry.

          Let me know if you need further assistance.

    • Blessing,

      Your best bet is to practice Physics calculations as often as you can.

      Try to learn the principle for every calculation.

      It will be of great assistance if you meet your teachers or friends to explain difficult calculations to you.

      Also, you can learn Physics calculations on YouTube.

    • Emmy,

      I would need you to be specific.

      What challenges are you experiencing with these subjects?

      Also, read the comments below to get helpful tips.

  33. Hello. Please how do I get the recommended textbooks for.
    English lang.
    Data processing.
    Computer sci.
    I want to prepare myself for WAEC EXAM for 2022. You’re suggestion will be appreciated

    • English: A-Z English Textbook by Dele Ashade

      Chemistry: Lamlad’s SSCE & UTME Chemistry by F. O. Ayinde and F. O. Asubiojo

      Physics: Lamlad’s SSCE & UTME Physics by O. Ajaja and H.B. Olaniyi

      Biology: Explicit Biology by O.J. Olaoye

      Mathematics: Integrated Mathematics Textbook Afolabi J.R.

      Government: Comprehensive Government for Senior Secondary Schools

      Literature: Exam Focus Literature-in-English

      Economics: Essential Economics for Senior Secondary Schools

    • Isabella,

      You do not need to be afraid to fail mathematics. It is necessary at this stage to face your fear.

      Get all the help you can to pass Mathematics.

      The key is to practice math questions as often as you can.

      Meet people to teach you difficult topics.

      Also, you can learn all mathematics topics on YouTube. Video. will enhance your learning.

    • I recommend buying this textbook: Hidden facts in mathematics ssce by M A Otumudia… You can know maths with this book even without a teacher.. it’s a a good book and it’s very big…

    • The compulsory WAEC subject combination for Mass Communication are;

      1. English Language

      2. Literature in English

      3. Mathematics

      4. Government

      5. Economics/Geography

      6. Any Nigerian Language like Igbo, Yoruba, etc.

      7. CRS/IRS

    • Serena,

      The best way to know that you are understanding what you are reading is by testing your knowledge with questions.

      Your study is effective by the time you are able to answer questions on the topics you have read.

  34. Sir,I need to know how to prepare for my study timetable and how to follow it.
    I also finding Mathematics difficult, please sir,how can it be easier

    • Rachael,

      1. Write down the subjects that you are taking in your WAEC exams.

      2. Assign a day to a subject.

      3. It is better to start the week with a difficult subject.

      4. Discipline yourself to follow the timetable. For example, no checking of WhatsApp messages or status until you finish your target for the day.

      For mathematics, well, you need to do more practice.

      Do not study mathematics like Biology.

      Make effort to know the principle of every mathematical problem.

      Apply the principles by practising questions.

  35. Hello sir, please I need the waec syllabus for Chemistry, physics, maths, biology, English,economics etc

    Also, please is there any WhatsApp group I can join to learn and prepare for waec.
    I appreciate your effort sir.

  36. Please, I need a reading timetable and also a waec syllabus for mathematics, chemistry, and physics. Those three subjects are the main problem. I will have a flying color in my exam and I believe I will. Thank you, pls I really need a reading timetable. Thanks

    • Yes, Eniola

      You can be good at Mathematics and Literature.

      Check the comment below where I explained how to be good in Mathematics.

      For Literature, you need to study the recommended textbook.

      If peradventure you notice that you do not understand basic concepts in Literature. Get started from the beginning.

      Start to study the basics of Literature with understanding.

      Dedicate time to study without any form of distraction.

      The more you read the better you become.

  37. pls what can I do,I try my every best to read always
    .sometimes I will remember what I read and sometimes I might not remember anything

    • Forgetting what you read is normal.

      It only a few people that can read a book once and recall what they have read.

      You are not alone.

      The way around this is to practice and practice. What I mean is to read over and over again.

      Learn to test yourself with questions after reading. It is a form of active reading.

      You can arrange with a friend to study together once or twice a week.

      By the time you begin to explain a topic to your friend, you will remember everything.

      It will make you have a sharp and retentive memory.

      Develop confidence in yourself.

      Read topics online and watch YouTube tutorials. You’d be amazed how far you will go.

      Let me know if you need further clarification or assistance.

    • Hello Jeffrey,


      You can be good in Chemistry by reading your Secondary School textbook.

      You will encounter some difficult concept as you study for your WAEC exam.

      At this stage, you will have to make use of the internet. Check out any concept that you don’t understand on Google.

      Better still, you can watch tutorials on YouTube. Trust me, you must get an understanding after seeing video tutorials.

      I recommended you watch tutorials from Khan Academy and Organic Chemistry Tutor on YouTube.


      Physics has theoretical and calculation part.

      For the calculation aspect, you need to practice as many Physics questions as you can.

      Your goal should not be to just look at calculations in your textbooks.

      Learn the formulas and solve questions with your hands in a notebook.

      The more you solve problems the better you will become in Physics.

      You can also check out YouTube video for guidance.

      For the theory aspect of Chemistry, study with the goal to get understanding.

      Look for someone serious that is also taking the exam. You both can meet once a week to teach each other.

      You cannot forget what you teach.

      Let me know if you have any further question.

    • The problem is that many of us did not get a good foundation in Mathematics.

      Now, the solution to your challenge is to get the determination to know the subject.

      Studying mathematics requires that you solve the problems yourself. You can not learn the subject by mere looking at your note or textbooks.

      I will advise that you get a good mathematics textbook.

      Attend tutorials or meet someone to teach you.

      Start from the basics of mathematics.

      Solve questions yourself.

      All of these tips will help you to know the subject.

      I will love to hear from you as you continue to make progress. You can make it.


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