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Can I Write Just 5, 6 or 7 Subjects in WAEC, NECO, NABTEB?

Re: Can I juts write 5, 6 or 7 subjects in WAEC instead of 9?
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Number of Subjects/Papers you Can Register in WAEC

The officially accepted minimum number of subjects a student can register in WAEC is 8 while the maximum is 9.

However, English Language and Mathematics have been automatically selected for you because they are compulsory. You are required to select the other subjects or papers you wish to register for in this examination.

NOTE: In WAEC GCE (private candidates), you can sit for a minimum of seven (7) and a maximum of Nine (9) subjects/papers are allowed (English Language and Mathematics inclusive).

But I Saw a Certificate with Just 5 Subjects/Papers on it.

Yes.

This is because the candidate's passed only five subjects.

In other words, WAEC will not display subjects with F9 on the certificate issued. If you pass 3, only that will be on your certificate or original result.

But I only need five Subjects/Papers to Gain Admission.

That's true too.

Yet, you have to register at least 8.

You can be absent from those you don't want/need. Then, they will record "Absent" (ABS) for you there.

Conclusion

Registering and sitting for are not the same thing. You can register 9 subjects and write only 5, no offense about that. Just be expecting the 5 subjects when your results are released. And if the five subjects are the core subjects to your proposed course in university, polytechnic or college of education, you have nothing to fear.

However, the school you're writing the exam at will require you to register for at least 8 subjects and if it's WAEC GCE, NECO GCE, or NABTEB GCE, you can go for as less as 7 subjects. If you prefer, be present for the five needed for your admssion.

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61 comments:

  1. I wrote only seven subjects in waec can I use it to gain admission into university

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    1. Yes, you can as you can see in the post above.

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    2. Hello sir, when is GCE 2021second series form registration going to be out?

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    3. No date officially announced yet. Subscribe to this blog to receive messages when it's out and for other related education news.

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  2. Hello sir,I Have all my subjects but I need only maths for my required course to combine can i sit for just maths even if I registered other courses

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    1. No you can't sit for that only. Kindly read the post and understand.

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  3. Sir please can i sit for just 4 or it must be 5

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  4. Pls sir Is it possible to combine (GCE) with weac results in search of admission in higher institution, actually looking forward for a credit in Physics,I got a D previously.

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    1. Yes, you can. It's widely acceptable by all institutions. Read the post below for more.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/04/answers-to-your-questions-on-olevel.html

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  5. Sir can I add commerce and accounting to my Gce? I didn't write those two in my previous waec

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  6. Sir is it possible for me to combine NABTEB and GCE to enter University like (futa)

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    1. Yes. Read the post below for more explanation.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/04/answers-to-your-questions-on-olevel.html

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  7. Sir......I registered 9 subjects in WAEC but missed one paper...though it's not important but can I use another subject to replace it ?

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    1. If it's not important for your proposed course, you don't even need any replacement.

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  8. Hello I passed only four subjects in the gce can I enter the university with it

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    1. For literally all courses, you need five subjects. Let me ask the 5th subject that you don't have.

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  9. Sir i do not want to write further maths making it 7 can my result actually come out because people tell me it wont come out

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    1. Once you write the required number of subjects, as detailed in this post, your result will be out.

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  10. What would happen if someone writes 10 subjects in waec?
    Would it affect the result?

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  11. Please sir I missed civic waec exam today what will happen sir

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    1. Nothing. You don't practically need it for admission.

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    2. If I get absent from my civic result what will happen sir cause my parents are making me want to commit suicide

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    3. Nothing will happen. You don't practically need it for admission.

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  12. I got admission last year but I did not accept it is it still possible to accept the admission

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  13. Pls Sir, WAEC omitted Chemistry in the subjects am taking. What will happen to my result?

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    1. You will only be able to use the result for courses that will not need Chemistry.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/11/universities-and-courses-that-accept-d7_20.html

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    2. I want to study theater art, so can I write only 5 subjects to get admission in any University ? Especially at University of laogs (unilag)

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    3. You won't be allowed to write just 5. May be up to 7. But all you need are five subjects out of all.

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  14. Any idea about the most required subjects to sit for in o level when going for computer science in the university

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    1. English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Futher Maths

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  15. Enter your comment...Hello sir,can i gain admission with the following WAEC result?
    English:B2
    Maths:B2
    Biology:B3
    Govt:F9
    Lit-in-eng:F9
    Book-keeping:F9
    Civic:C5
    Yoruba:C4
    C.r.k:C4

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    1. Try related art courses in colleges of education e.g. Religious studies, Yoruba/Social Studies, Yoruba. The post below may also be of help.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/05/schools-accepting-civic-education-in.html

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  16. In my gce...I did maths, English, biology, chemistry,economics,physics and Civic
    Can I still study medicine and surgery if I have at least 5 credits in my core subjects

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    1. Yes. Subjects you need to study Medicine are English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

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  17. Are trade subjects compulsory for engineering students.

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  18. Sir I registered for waec GCE 2022 and I only need English to combine with my other result, if I sit for English alone will my result be released?

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    1. Not certain. You will sit for at least 5.

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    2. Not certain. You will sit for at least 5. But if you only pass English, they will still release that and issue certificate for only English.

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  19. Good day and thank you for the educative blogs.
    Similar to the last question, I need only English. So during the maths yesterday in the current WAEC first series, I asked a WAEC staff about the possibility of writing one paper. I was told that it is possible just that only the written subject if passed will be published on certificate. The absent subjects will be hidden, and if the written subject is failed, no certificate will be issued to such candidate.
    So I'm reaolving to writing just two subjects. Besides, I'll not be using the result for admission, just to get another certification.
    Could you verify please?
    Thank you.

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    1. If a WAEC official told you this, then that supersedes my own point. So, nothing to verify again.

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    2. Thank you for the response.
      But have you seen any scenario to support your opinion or where is the source of your information please?

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    3. I'm an education consultant with more than a decade of experiences. Even while filling the form, the form will not submit unless the required number of subjects a selected. If it's possible to register for 1 subject, schools don't need to register their candidates for more than 5 subjects needed for admissions.

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  20. Goodday sir,I wrote my waec 2017 but I was absent on the day I was meant to sit for government...I want to study bus admin in yabatech pls is it compulsory to have government for my course(9subject with f9 on my government)

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    1. You don't need government to study business administration. It's optional .

      For Business Administration, you only need Five (5) SSC credit passes including English Language, Mathematics, Economics and two (2) other relevant subjects.

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  21. Sir.i have a questions bothering my mind.what if I am the only one that registered a subject in the whole of a center.like registering for Music or History.will I be opportune to seat for the paper or not?

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    1. Sure. They will make the provision for your paper as the only student that registered it.

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  22. Sir I Got B2 In English, B2 In Biology, B3 In Physics, And C4 in Chemistry Can I Study Zoology Course

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  23. Sir pls I wrote waec last year
    And my result didn't go well
    Maths e8
    English d7
    Although I can't remember the rest
    But am an art student I want to study law
    So pls sir what should I do
    Another is can I as an art student enter into the university with English D7 and maths E8
    Secondly can I combine this two subjects maths and English with my GCE to gain admission?
    Thirdly of what grade do dey need an art student to get in maths that will qualify you to enter into the university and knowing well an art student has nothing to do with maths in talking of calculation.
    Fourthly if for example I combine the two in my waec result and the remaining 7 in my GCE can I gain admission?

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    1. For Law, you need at least C6 in English and at least D7 in Maths. You can combine another results if you don't have one grade in one result. Read the posts below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2021/05/ssceutme-requirements-for-law-admissions.html

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/02/universities-that-accept-d7-or-e8-in.html

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  24. My sister uploaded 10 subjects instead of 9 though it's only 9 that was graded.1 was awaiting result. Will that affect her admission?

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    1. No it won't. Check the post below for better understanding.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2022/01/my-jamb-caps-shows-10-olevel-subjects.html

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  25. Is there a way to register 10 subjects in waec for the sake of admission purposes

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  26. Sir I miss my computer weace is there any problem

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    1. No problem. You won't need that for your admissions.

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  27. Sir I did 7 subject in waec what can I study with dis result math a1,eng c6, CRS C5,govt b3, civic b3,eco d7, book keeping d7 my utme result is 201

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    1. You can try Guardian and Counseling, Political Science or any other course that doesn't require literature and/or economics

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