Can I write JAMB without WAEC – Using Awaiting result 2024

“Can I write JAMB without WAEC?”, “Can I use Awaiting result for JAMB registration?- This is a popular question asked by students, especially those whose O’level results are not ready yet.

You will find answers to these different questions and more in this article

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What does it mean when we say Awaiting Result?

This has to do with applying for JAMB or admission to a specific school in Nigeria and your O’ level result is not ready, say WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, GCE, etc.

Such a student or candidate is often referred to as a candidate with awaiting results.

Can I Register for JAMB with Awaiting Results?

Yes, you can register and write JAMB without WAEC. JAMB allows candidates with Awaiting Results to participate in UTME. Don’t worry if your results are not ready yet. You can always upload them later.

The question about whether you can write JAMB without WAEC should not stop you from registering for JAMB.

Can I change my O’ level result in JAMB?

JAMB allows O’level results to be loaded once, but updating is possible. During the UTME/DE registration you will need to enter your O’ level/ A’ level results and if you don’t have any, use awaiting results. When your results are out, you must return to an accredited JAMB CBT center to upload it.

Can anyone write JAMB before WAEC?

Yes, you can write JAMB before WAEC. This question is valid if you will be writing both exams in the same year. Typically JAMB exam falls within the months of March and April, while WAEC falls around May and June. So, you will have to write JAMB before WAEC.

Can I write post UTME with Awaiting Result?

Yes, you can register and write your school’s post-UTME screening exams with awaiting results.

In as much as you can write JAMB without WAEC easily, writing Post JAMB without WAEC is possible but there are limitations to this.

The school of your choice will require that you provide your O’ level result before the end of the admissions process for that particular year so that the school can make a final determination as to whether or not you qualify for admission.

This simply means that you can apply for JAMB with awaiting results and still choose any school as your first choice.

You can also register for your Post UTME in that school with awaiting results, but to be considered for admission you must first upload your WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, or GCE result to the school portal and JAMB website.

Also, all schools in Nigeria (universities, polytechnics, teacher training colleges) accept pending results for UTME and Direct entry candidates. Just make sure the results are uploaded before the end of your school’s admission screening.

Can I combine result for JAMB ?

Yes. However, you are allowed to combine only two O’level Results.

JAMB expects that candidates seeking for admissions upload their results on the board’s portal during their UTME/DE registration. And if you will be using awaiting results, it is important you go and upload the result(s) once it is released.

Can I get admission to a tertiary institution without WAEC?

Yes, you can be admitted without WAEC results into tertiary institutions. Some schools will accept NECO, WAEC GCE, or even NECO GCE instead of pure WAEC results. Unless your WAEC result is good or you are missing some grades, please prioritize it if you want to apply for admission to any University, Poly, or College Of Education in Nigeria.

Having a WAEC will serve you better because it is recognized internationally compared to NECO for instance.

Can I use the NECO score for university entry?

Yes, NECO is a Nigerian O’level exam and is accepted by the majority of universities, if not all.

Can I combine WAEC and NECO results to gain admission into the University?

Yes! It is possible to combine WAEC and NECO  for admission to any university, college, or teacher training college in Nigeria. WAEC and NECO results are the most valid results in Nigeria.


Now you have gotten an answer to whether you can write JAMB without WAEC, i.e. with awaiting results.

We are sure you have gotten the answers to many questions lingering in your heart. If you are looking to write JAMB without WAEC, then go ahead and register for JAMB now because you can absolutely do that.

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