I want to study Law, please help review my O’level result

Dear Jarus,

My name is Lugard Henry. I am 18 years old. I wrote my SSCE this year and I’ve checked it, but as I type this I’m totally confused because the grades are quite discouraging. Though I’ve posted this same question on sites like Nairaland and the replies there were somewhat encouraging. But I feel like this place should be the bus stop.

This is it, I got 7 credits in my WAEC result in the listed subjects:
*English language
*Agricultural science
Ouch, I got D7 in CRS and  Economics.
Now, with the above scores, do you think I would be given Law or  Mass
Communication to study in Universities?
I’m asking this question because I didn’t enrol for NECO, and by next
year, I’m planning to enroll for JAMB. Any hope?
Thanks for reading this and your answers would highly be  appreciated.


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Dear Henry,

You absolutely don’t need CRS or Economics to study Law or Mass Communication in the university. Rather, the key subjects that you need (English, Literature in English and any other three subjects) you already got credit pass in. You passed the key subjects (thankfully, you passed government, another Art subject that may be key) and got the required minimum of 5 subjects. So that should be good enough for Law/Mass communication in any Nigerian university.

Start studying for UTME now. Don’t think next year is  far.  You should have attempted UTME from SSS 3 when you were in academic form (now that you’re not in school, you can easily become study-rusty.) In fact, I normally advise my younger ones to attempt JAMB right from SSS 2, if not for anything, to prepare them to go all-out in SSS3, having learnt from the lesson of the SSS2 attempt. In actual fact, some people (like my secondary school mate, Micheal Taiwo) actually gained admission into university with UME they wrote in SSS 2.

In conclusion, while I mentioned earlier and still maintain that you don’t need a credit pass in CRS or Economics to gain admission to study law or Mass Comm., I will still advise that, if you have the resources, you may attempt them at GCE next year. You never can tell which o’level subject would be useful in the long run. After finishing from university and you apply for a job, you may apply for a job where economics in particular will be useful (or credit pass in it required). You never can tell. The job market is becoming more and more competitive and recruiters are coming up with stringent criteria (things as far back as o’level result) to prune candidates. That may make a difference in the long run. Be forward looking.

I wish you all the best. Stay close to JarusHub for encouraging articles and posts such as tips for making First Class in the university.





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