I have encountered many students who don’t know the next step after getting their WAEC / O’level results.
We all have what we wish to become during our primary or secondary school days. Let me see an example during our secondary school when most of us are asked what we wish to become.
We mostly reply to the questionnaire with a medical doctor, engineer, or pilot as our answer. Have you watched a video of a boy saying he wants to become a daddy? Is that also what you want to be? Hmmn… don’t worry, relax. Very soon, you’ll become a father.
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The one you intend to become should already be known to you. We all know you need to attend a tertiary institution to achieve this goal.
One of the important documents that will get you there is nothing but your WAEC / o’level result. If you don’t have this, you must get it to start your future trip.
However, as we know that
“All fingers are not the same”
So not everyone is going to succeed the same way.
Have you ever asked your parent if they can send you to a particular tertiary institution for your first degree?
If yes, then which type are they capable of sending you to? Is it a college of education, polytechnic, university, etc.?
After you might have been told the ones they are capable of. The next step is to start planning your journey into the institution.
What should I do to proceed further with my academics? As a student willing to get admitted into tertiary institutions. The first thing you should do is apply for the Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination form governed by Jamb.
During your registration, you can input the institution which you wish to go to based on the conclusions of your parents. Go for tutorials or extra lessons to get your brain refreshed. But if the reverse is the case, what should be your action?
What to do After WAEC 2023
- Discover what you are good at: Find out what you have passion for and what you are good at doing. After knowing it think of various ways to solve human problems. From there, you also will start earning some cash and become comfortable.
- Engage in valuable skills: You can venture into many things, including skill acquisition. Try going for any of these programs. They require zero or less capital to set up examples, including solar building, web development, graphic designing, blogging, digital marketing, etc. You can also learn work like farming, carpentry or furniture, bricklaying, vulcanizing, drama, singing, tailoring, etc. Don’t be ashamed of those works I listed above. Not every one will work with their certificate; the idle hand is the devil’s workshop. Try to do any of these or research the ones you love to help yourself, and after getting money into it, you can further your education if you still have an interest.
- Always put God in whatever step you take: Before you are created, God already had a good plan, for it’s now left to you to consult him for the good deeds he has for you. Don’t forget you can’t be successful without the help of God, so always learn to submit whatever you want to do to him, and I am sure he will take absolute control.
In conclusion, after obtaining your waec / O’level result. Try as much as possible to learn a skill before going for any admission exercise into a tertiary institution. It will enable you to become self-dependent even whenever you need something.
Sam is a brilliant young Nigerian biochemistry student and an aspiring entrepreneur. Despite facing many challenges, he has never lost his passion for learning and drive to make a difference in the world. Read more about him here.