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  • 1. Exam With Wale Micaiah Preparation GuideWAEC & JAMB Edition
  • 2. Independently presented at Paradigm Initiative Nigeria H.U.G.E Foundation (February 22nd, 2014) & (March 22nd, 2014)
  • 3. 4/20/2014 3 Blog: walemicaiah.blog.com @WaleMicaiah About Me – Wale Micaiah I Speak and Mentor Students on how to achieve outstanding success in their academics and help Young professionals become sought-after Employees
  • 4. 4/20/2014 4 Our Focus WAEC – West African Examination Council (WASSCE & GCE) JAMB – Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (UTME)
  • 5. 4/20/2014 5 A National Embarrassment!
  • 6. 4/20/2014 6 WAEC / NECO – Performance Statistics Year Exam Failure Rate Success Rate 2013 WAEC - Nov / Dec 71% 29% 2011 NECO - June / July 69% 31% 2010 WAEC - May/June 75% 25% 2010 WAEC - Nov / Dec 80% 20% 2010 NECO - Nov / Dec 80% 20% 2009 NECO - Nov / Dec 98% 2% 2009 NECO - June / July 90% 10% 2009 WAEC - May/June 74% 26% 2008 NECO - Nov / Dec 65% 35% 2008 WAEC - May/June 86% 14% 2007 WAEC - May/June 77% 23% Approximately 2 in 10 Candidates pass WAEC / NECO!
  • 7. 4/20/2014 7 Year Applicants < 200 ≥ 200 % ≥200 2009 1,182,381 460,702 548,543 46.39% 2010 1,375,652 - 501,463 36.45% 2011 1,493,604 842,851 597,494 40.00% 2012 1,503,931 711,250 673,394 44.78% 2013 1,644,119 674,787 738,375 44.91% JAMB Performance Statistics Approximately 4 in 10 candidates pass JAMB! Besides, less than 30% are eventually admitted yearly due to Higher institutions’ low carrying capacity
  • 8. 4/20/2014 8 If 20% of total Candidates pass WAEC / NECO and 40% of these 20% pass JAMB, then Approximately about 1 in 10 Candidates secure admission into Universities! …in Summary
  • 9. 4/20/2014 9 …in Summary Fear Time Effort Money Failure weakens, it questions your competence and ability to ever get things done the right way!
  • 10. 4/20/2014 10 Today, I want to show you the Tricks to Excelling in your exams!
  • 11. 4/20/2014 11 …ultimately, I want to help achieve… Outstanding Success in National Examinations!
  • 12. 4/20/2014 12 Your success in this Exam depends on You So, do all you can, when you can, because you can!
  • 13. 4/20/2014 13 1. Preparation 2. Policies Preparation is Key, but also know the Policies so you can adapt them to your advantage!
  • 14. 4/20/2014 14 Admission Policies 1. 45:35:20 2. 40:40:20 3. 70:30 4. 60:40 Merit Catchment ELPS Technology Science Humanity Federal Government Admission Policies as applicable to Courses & Federal and States Institutions
  • 15. 4/20/2014 15 Illustration – Merit, Catchment, ELPS Different Cut-off Marks applies to Candidates that are from States which are Catchments of Institutions
  • 16. 4/20/2014 16 Preparing for Success 1. Set a Goal Those who set goals, score goals!
  • 17. 4/20/2014 17 Goal Setting - WAEC Grade Definition A1 Excellent 75% - 100% B2 Very good 70% - 74% B3 Good 65%- 69% C4 Credit 60% - 64% C5 Credit 55% - 59% C6 Credit 50% - 54% D7 Pass 45% - 49% E8 Pass 40% - 45% WAEC grading system Example: Fidelis Subject Grade Score Math C5 58 English B2 73 Biology C4 61 Economics B3 67 Government A1 87 History B2 72 Lit. in English B2 71 Geography C4 63 Fine Art B2 74 CRS/IRK B2 70 If you don’t know the way to a City, how then can you get there? Knowing WAEC grading systems helps your Goal Setting!
  • 18. 4/20/2014 18 www.waeconline.org.ng/e-learning/index.htm Analysis of Students’ performances on previous exams and how You can perform better in future exams If you are cognizance of where others failed, and you take measures to avoid those pitfalls, you are unlikely to repeat their errors!
  • 19. 4/20/2014 19 I will achieve a score of 265 in my past question practice. Goal Setting - JAMB Don’t just say “I want to PASS”, be SPECIFIC in what you want to achieve then write it on paper, paste it where you can see it often!
  • 20. 4/20/2014 20 Goal Setting - JAMB Example: Francisca Subject Score Use of English 62 Government 67 Economics 70 Accounting 66 Expected JAMB Score = 265 Break down your Goal into its various elements, It will help you pursue achieving each element individually and ultimately achieve your Goal!
  • 21. 4/20/2014 21 Goal Achievement A Practical example of Goal Setting I asked one of the Students to Set goals for his Exam; he wrote his Goals on the left hand side, the right hand side contains his eventual result.
  • 22. 4/20/2014 22 Syllabus In a Syllabus you will find the following:  Exam sections; A, B, and C.  Aims and Objectives  Examination Scheme  Types of Questions – OBJ/Essay  Time allocated for each paper  Recommended Textbooks  Total Marks available The Syllabus is your master guide to Success – use it!
  • 23. 4/20/2014 23 WAEC Syllabus
  • 24. 4/20/2014 24 JAMB Syllabus Using WAEC Syllabus and Textbooks to prepare for JAMB exams is called examination suicide – failure is inevitable! What each Exam body expects from Candidates are totally different, and these expectations are boldly spelt out in their respective Syllabus.
  • 25. 4/20/2014 25 Past Questions Econs, 2006: What is population census? Econs, 1997: Define population census. Econs, 2006: What is an economic system? Econs, 2007: What is an economic system? There is nothing new under the Sun, even Exam Questions!
  • 26. 4/20/2014 26 Expected Results Examination Number 4200355154 Candidate Name XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Examination MAY/JUNE WASSCE2014 Centre XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Subject Grades Economics B2 Geography C5 English Language B3 Yoruba Language C5 Mathematics B2 Agricultural Science B3 Biology B2 Chemistry B3 Physics C4 Subject Score English 62 Economics 67 Government 70 History 66 265 This is Someone’s reality, it could be Yours if you follow this guide
  • 27. 4/20/2014 27 Victoria Ascerta!!! Facing your Exams with Success assured