Between JAMB and WAEC/NECO, Which One Comes First? -

Between JAMB and WAEC/NECO, Which One Comes First?

JAMB, WAEC, and NECO play important roles in admission, with their registrations often overlapping in January and February, followed by exams typically held in March/April for JAMB and WAEC, while NECO exams are usually in July/August, and despite JAMB being the first, it's the results of WAEC and NECO that hold more weight in admissions, with all three exams contributing to securing a seat in desired institutions.

If you're stepping into the exciting world of higher education in Nigeria, you've probably come across these three letters: JAMB, WAEC, and NECO. Don't worry, I've got your back! 

Let's dive into the ultimate guide on which one comes first and how they all fit together in your academic journey.

The Registration Race - JAMB, WAEC & NECO

Picture this: it's a new year, and you're ready to conquer your academic dreams. But wait, which registration should you tackle first? 

JAMB, WAEC, or NECO? The good news is that, when it comes to signing up for these exams, they pretty much march to the same beat. 

JAMB's registration typically kicks off in January and February. Simultaneously, WAEC is welcoming registrations with open arms. Talk about a synchronized dance! NECO usually follows a month or two later, ensuring that the registration whirlwind envelops eager students like you. 

So, if you're a first-timer, rest assured that you won't be left behind, as all three exams offer their registration waltz around the same time.

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The Battle of the Exam Dates - JAMB, WAEC & NECO

Alright, you've got your registration sorted, but now comes the big showdown: exam dates. Fear not, young scholars, for I'm here to untangle this web of dates for you. 

JAMB takes the lead in this race, with its UTME (Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination) typically taking place in March and April. 

Just as the spring breeze heralds the blooming flowers, JAMB heralds the beginning of the exam season. 

WAEC is no slacker either, usually launching its exams around the same time. However, don't be surprised if you see a carefully choreographed timetable that ensures JAMB and WAEC don't step on each other's toes. 

It's like watching two dance partners flawlessly glide across the floor! 

NECO, the third player in this trio, enters the scene a bit later, usually in the months of July and August. 

So, to sum it up, JAMB takes the lead, followed by WAEC, and NECO wraps up the exam marathon.

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The Awaited Results - JAMB, WEAC and NECO

Alright, the exams are done, and the wait begins. You might wonder, "Do these exams even matter for my JAMB admission?" 

The answer is a resounding YES! 

Even though JAMB takes the spotlight with its earlier exam, it's the results of WAEC and NECO that shine on the admissions stage. 

Here's the scoop: JAMB's admission process is like a grand theater production, and WAEC/NECO results are the dazzling costumes that the actors wear. 

Your success in these exams is what truly matters when it comes to securing that coveted seat in your dream institution. That's why JAMB kindly lets you use your awaited WAEC/NECO results to apply for admission in the same year

So, don't fret if your JAMB exam happened before the others – your performance in all three exams will be in the spotlight for your academic future.


The whirlwind journey between JAMB, WAEC, and NECO might seem like a complex dance routine, but fear not – you've got the steps down now. 

From synchronized registrations to a well-timed exam ballet and the awaited results that seal the deal, these three exams are all integral pieces of the puzzle that is your higher education journey. 

Keep your chin up, sharpen those pencils (or keyboards!), and take on each exam with the knowledge that you're one step closer to your academic dreams. Here's to acing those exams and dancing your way into a brighter future! 🎓💃🕺

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