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Least & Highest Age to Write WAEC, NECO, NABTEB

Have you heard the buzz around town? It's all about the age factor – that mystical gatekeeper that might have you wondering if you can sit for the revered WAEC, NECO, and NABTEB exams at ages ranging from 13 to even 70!

Yes, you read that right, and in this exciting post, we're diving deep into the magical realm of age requirements for these exams.

Age is Just a Number – The Young Achievers 🌟

Imagine this: you're barely a teenager, yet you're crushing your studies like a seasoned scholar. Well, believe it or not, it's possible! 

Picture yourself acing WAEC, NECO, or NABTEB at the tender age of 13, 14, or 15. 

Hold on, I know what you're thinking – is this too good to be true? But guess what? It's not!

Meet Kayode – the prodigious 14-year-old who wowed everyone with his distinctions in Mathematics and Further Mathematics. In 2017, he faced the General Certificate Examination (GCE) and emerged victorious, leaving teachers and parents awestruck. 

And Kayode isn't alone. Hundreds of young minds aged 15 or below are taking on the challenge of these exams and shining brilliantly.

It's a breath of fresh air to know that there are no specific age restrictions imposed by WAEC, NECO, or NABTEB. If you're interested and determined, age won't hold you back. 

However, keep in mind that some schools might have their own policies – like not allowing students in SS1 or SS2 to take these exams. 

But fear not! If you're a rebel with a cause, you can opt for the GCE versions of these exams, which are equally open to candidates of all ages and stages.

Dreams vs. Reality – The 16-Year-Old Threshold 🎓

So, you've conquered the exams at a young age, and you're already envisioning yourself striding through the hallowed halls of higher education. But, there's a twist in the plot – you can't be admitted until you're 16. Bummer, right? But don't lose heart!

Here's the scoop: the age requirement of 16 only applies to JAMB, the exam you take before gaining admission to higher institutions in Nigeria.

If you're not 16 yet, don't fret! You can take your time, explore other horizons, and sharpen your skills until you reach the magical age. Your WAEC, NECO, or NABTEB results are your golden tickets – keep them safe and sound until the time is right to embark on your higher education journey.

Golden Age Learners – Age is Just a Number... Really! ✨

Let's talk about the seasoned dreamers – those who are a bit older and wiser. Can you write WAEC at 35? How about at 50? Can you imagine someone in their 70s cracking open their textbooks to prepare for these exams?

Well, hold on to your hats because it's not just imagination – it's reality!

Remember that time Afeez Oyetoro, the beloved Nollywood actor, decided to return to secondary school and tackle WAEC at nearly 60? If he can do it, so can you, no matter your age!

There's no maximum age limit when it comes to writing WAEC, NECO, or NABTEB. Seriously, no age is too advanced to pursue education and chase your dreams. 

GCE to the Rescue – Unleash Your Potential 💪

But what if circumstances prevent you from re-enrolling in school? Fear not, my friends, for WAEC GCE, NECO GCE, and NABTEB GCE are here to save the day!

These external exams offer a beacon of hope to those who can't wear the school uniform but still yearn for knowledge. 

All you need to do is register and unleash your potential at dedicated centers. It's a chance to prove that the desire to learn knows no boundaries.


The minimum and maximum age to write WAEC, NECO, and NABTEB is not carved in stone. It's a flexible journey where age is a mere number – a companion on your quest for knowledge.

So, whether you're a young prodigy aiming to conquer the academic world early or an experienced individual looking to rewrite your destiny, remember this: your determination, passion, and dreams are what truly define your educational journey.

So go on, take that step. Whether you're 13 or 73, the world of education is yours to explore. 

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1 comment:

  1. I am 37 years old, I was told I am too old to write waec, that the age range on waec biometric registration cannot take 37 years and again does neco have maximum age limit?


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