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Subject Combination for SSCE, (WAEC and NECO)

Subject Combination for SSCE, WAEC and NECO

It is always a challenge for most students to identify and choose the right subjects for their SSCE. This subject combination is not just done randomly or carelessly, it is something that should be properly thought about based on your strengths and preferred course of study in the University.
As an SS3 student, it is mandatory to you meet a G&C (Guidance and Counselor) and discuss your future aspirations and endeavours. That conversation is important to help you make an informed decision on what you want to study in the university.

Let's have a brief history of WAEC.

The West African Examinations Council, commonly known as WAEC, is an examination body established in 1952. Its mandate is to determine the examinations required in the public interest in English-speaking West African countries, conduct those exams, and award certificates equivalent to those of other international exam bodies. Students can register for different study options under WAEC. These include science, arts, and commerce subjects. 

Each study option has nine units. Four vary from option to option, while five are compulsory among all students. 

What is a Trade Subject?

It is a course that offer students the opportunity to acquire some entrepreneurship skills by instilling in them hands-on skills .

The 35 Trade subjects include; auto body repair and spray painting; auto electrical work; auto mechanical work; auto parts merchandising; air conditioning/ refrigerator; welding and fabrication/ engineering craft practice; electrical installation and maintenance work; radio, TV and electrical work; block laying, brick laying and concrete work; painting and decoration; plumbing and pipe fitting; machine wood working; carpentry and joinery; furniture making; upholstery and catering craft practice.

Others are garment making ; textile trade; book keeping; tourism; GSM maintenance; mining; photography; animal husbandry; fisheries; marketing; salesmanship; keyboarding; data processing; shorthand; cosmetology; printing and practice; dyeing and bleaching and leather goods manufacturing and repair.

What are science subjects for waec students?

As a science student planning to write WAEC, the following subject combination is applicable. The first four compulsory subjects ;

  • English
  • Maths
  • Civic Education
  • ICT/Computer Studies Or Economics 
  • One Trade Subject 

The remaining three or four subjects are chosen based on preferred course of study in the university.

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Agricultural Science
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  • Geography  Technical Drawing 
  • Food & Nutrition

What are arts subjects for waec students?

As an arts student planning to write WAEC, the following subject combination is applicable. The first four compulsory subjects

  • English
  • Maths
  • Civic Education
  • ICT/Computer Studies Or Economics 
  • One Trade Subject. 

The remaining three or four subjects are chosen based on preferred course of study in the university.

Other subjects available to an arts student based on the course of study are;

  • Literature in English.
  • Government or history
  • Christian/Islamic religious studies 
  • Language (Igbo, Hausa, and Yoruba, French)
  • Geography
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Home Management

What are commercial subjects for waec students?

  • As a commercial student planning to write WAEC, the following subject combination is applicable. The first four compulsory subjects ;
  • English
  • Maths
  • Civic Education
  • ICT/Computer Studies Or Economics 
  • One Trade Subject. 

The remaining three or four subjects are chosen based on preferred course of study in the university.

  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing 
  • Commerce
Unique Subjects for Science & Mathematics Field

Science and Mathematics are Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Further Mathematics, Agriculture, Physical Education And Health Education.

Unique Subjects for Business Field

Business Studies are Accounting ,Store Management, Office Practice, Insurance and Commerce.

Unique Subjects for Humanities Field

Nigerian Languages, Literature In English, Geography Government, Christian Religious Studies, Islamic Studies, History, Visual Art, Music, French, Arabic and Economics

Unique Subjects for Technology Field

Technical Drawing, General Metal Work, Basic Electricity, Electronics, Auto Mechanics, Building Construction, Wood -Work, Home Management, Foods & Nutrition And Clothing And Textiles.

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