Many has wondered in the past years the Difference between WAEC and NABTEB, we all know they are well known examination bodies in Nigeria and west Africa at large but what are the differences and similarities between this two bodies and what are their aims and goals.
For those who possess the certificate what are what can they do with them and what are their limitations, which is better will be a topic for another day.
At the end we hope this post will help you understand all you need to know about the two examination bodies and certificates.
Frequently asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I combine my WAEC and NABTEB?
Can I use my NABTEB result to study abroad?
Do all Schools accept NABTEB?
Between WAEC and NABTEB which is better?
Can I get a job with the both certificate?
Can I register for the both exams same year?
For answers to the questions above get to the bottom of the post.
Major Difference between WAEC and NABTEB is WAEC is for candidates who are in normal private, federal and state secondary schools while NABTEB is for candidates who are Technical schools. SSCE for technical students/craftsmen NABTEB.
What is WAEC/Who is WAEC
FULL MEANING OF WAEC: WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATION COUNCIL.
Established in 1952 the Council has the responsibility of determining examinations required in the public interest in West Africa and to conduct such examinations and to award certificates.
No need for the long write up and grammar lets break it down to the simplest way you can understand it.
Their work is conduct examinations, senior school certificate examinations SSCE and award certificates to those who partake in the examinations; SSCE is for Candidates who has just completed their secondary school education. Their certificate is essential for candidates who wish to continue their study in the University and want to gain higher education level, also with the certificate you can employed to work in private and government owned firms but your pay grade will be limited same goes to your position.
What is NABTEB/Who is NABTEB
FULL MEANING OF WAEC: National Business and Technical Examinations Board
The National Business and Technical Examinations Board was established in 1992 to domesticate craft level examinations which were hitherto conducted by City & Guilds, Pittman’s, and Royal Society of Arts all of UK in accordance with the provisions of the National Policy on Education. Its establishment was the climax of an evolutionary process which spanned 15 years from 1977 to 1992 and in which FOUR Government Panels at different times were set up to review the place and structure of public examinations in our educational system.
Another reason why this board was formed was to reduce the burden of WAEC, their mission to become a Globally Acknowledged Assessment Body for Craftsmen and Technicians.
To cut the long story short NABTEB was is meant for craft men, people who went to technical schools and people who wish to have the certificate for reason best known to them.
Who needs/gets the WAEC certificate.
Candidates who just finished their senior secondary education and wish to further their studies in the university, polytechnics, college of education etc .the O-level certificate can also signify that you have completed your 3 years senior secondary education in a private, federal or state school and can be used to gain employment.
Who needs/gets the NABTEB certificate.
Candidates who has completed their senior secondary education in a Technical school and wish to further their studies in the university, polytechnics, college of education etc .the O-level certificate can also signify that you have completed your 3 years senior secondary education in a private, federal or state technical school and can be used to gain employment.
Typical WAEC SUBJECTS
English Language, Mathematics Biology, Economics, Physics, Book-Keeping, Chemistry, Typewriting, Further Mathematics, Shorthand, Commerce, History, Geography, Literature-in-English, Agricultural Science, Woodwork, Health Science, Auto-Mechanics, Building Construction, Music, Clothing and Textiles, Art, Christian Religious Knowledge, French, Islamic Studies, Physical Education, Arabic Studies, Government, Metal Work, Applied Electricity, Electronics, Foods and Nutrition, Technical Drawing Home Management.
Typical NABTEB SUBJECTS
English Language (O01);
ICT – Information Communication Technology (O08) are compulsory for Technical Candidates while
Economics (O03) and Literature-in-English (O07) are optional for them.
Candidates for the under listed Trades can offer Biology as a trade-related subject, but other technical candidates are not allowed to offer Biology. The trades are:
Catering Craft Practice (34O), Ladies Garment Making (33O), Men’s Garment Making (32O), Cosmetology (31O), Fisheries (20O), Animal Husbandry (18O)
Introduction to Building Construction (211) is a compulsory subject for candidates offering the under listed trades:-
Carpentry and Joinery (22O), Painting and Decorating (25O), Plumbing and Pipefitting (26O), Draughtmanship Craft Practice (27O)
Time of the exams
WAEC is usually twice a year same goes with NABTEB, the may/june examination is for candidates who are still in school while the nov/dec examination is for external candidates who wish to rewrite the exam.
HOW to register the exams
The both boards usually advertises entry periods and entry procedures in national newspapers.
In respect of the WASSCE for example, the Council conducts two exams each year; the first in May/June for school candidates and the second in October/November (same for nabteb) for private candidates.
Registration for either May/June or the November/December WASSCE is done through the Internet (online). The May/June exam is for school candidates and all entry formalities are undertaken by the schools presenting candidates.
In the case of the private candidates’ examination, entry is on an individual basis. A prospective candidate purchases the entry scratch card which enables him/her to complete the entry form on the Council’s registration website-www.waeconline.org.ng.
A registered candidate subsequently prints out from the website the identification photo card, which contains vital information about the candidate’s centre name, location, number and the subjects entered for. The examination timetable and subject syllabuses are also made available to prospective candidates on the website.
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