Candidates applying admission into higher institutions of their choices often ask, “how long can I use my WAEC, NECO, NABTEB results for Admission?” Many of them ask this question considering the fact the JAMB UTME Result is only valid for one year.
The fact is your O’level result; be it WAEC, NECO or NABTEB is valid for a lifetime and has no expiration date.
The Examination conducted by these examination bodies is known as “achievement test” and therefore the certificates awarded are valid forever.
So if you have been wondering whether your O’level result is still valid for admission; the answer is yes. The certificates for these exams are awarded ones and that means it’s valid for a whole lifetime.
However, there are institutions that give specifications concerning the period an O’level result must have been obtained to be valid for admission for a particular academic year. It is just a way to ensure that over-aged candidates are not admitted.
So if your school’s O’level requirements or specifications do not mention that, then regardless of how long ago you obtained your O’level result, it is still valid. These exam results will be accepted for admission for as long as the original owner is alive and presents it for admissions.
Similarly, during employment or scholarship application, some companies and scholarship sponsors may demand results that are not more than a specific number of years. It is a way to also ensure that only those that fall within an age bracket are employed or awarded the scholarship as the case may be.