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How Important are Math and English to Education?

For as long as one can remember, Math and English have enjoyed the enviable esteem as the two subjects on which all of our education hinge on. Without a pass in both of these subjects, one does not make progress educationally. As a matter of fact, a credit in both subjects is required for advancement at many levels.


In WAEC (West African Examinations Council) and SSCE (Senior Secondary School Examination), credits in five subjects including Math and English is the criterion for determining if a student passes or not.


In recent times, there have been controversies around the fairness of using credits in these two subjects to judge the percentage of students that pass exams. A central argument is that not everyone ends up needing English and Math. As such, it is expedient that we examine this argument.


  • Everyone needs to communicate. In a multi-lingual country like ours, English is the official language. The reality also is that English is by and large the official language of the world. Without upholding English as important, the country will soon degenerate into Babel.
  • For years, employers and recruitment agencies have complained about the inability of the average university graduate to compose a flawless sentence in English. We can only imagine what will happen if we decide that English is no longer important to educational development.
  • There is no profession or vocation in the country that does not require a proficiency in communication, and English is the default language for that. How do professionals communicate effectively if students are allowed to pass with or without proficiency in English?
  • Math is an everyday tool for everyone. We budget with it, go shopping, carry out buying and selling, evaluate personal, corporate and national statistics with our knowledge of Math. Personal salaries, business revenue and profit, taxes and a whole lot more on a personal level, are all dependent on our knowledge of Math.


In the light of the above, it is difficult to see reason with those who would have us drop Math and English as requirements for passing examinations and moving forward. They are very essential to education and living. Making these two subjects unimportant will further tear down the already bad standard of education in the country.


Since we are in the business of creating solutions, our Question Bank, a CD software of WAEC past questions, is a useful resource for the student preparing for WAEC. Read more the First Veritas Question  Bank here.

First Veritas Question Bank: WAEC past questions with answers

Anyone who has ever sat for an examination and had access to past questions and answers of same exams in the years before knows the value of such material. For one, past questions and answers help students have a fair idea of what to expect and how to deal with those challenges.  Not only do those issues include question types and formats, but also how best to manage time while taking the examination in question. As such, it is important also to be sure of the source of the past resources that one uses.



Here are a few quick benefits of past question and answer tools:


–        they help you find out what you already know and what you don’t know

–        they help you practice time management in the exam hall

–        they help you get a better understanding of the exam topics


First Veritas has an electronic product, Question Bank, a student examination self-preparation tool

which provides past questions and answers to WAEC examinations over the past 20 years. The team at First Veritas actually have high profile experience of twenty years in the publishing field, making the brand a trustworthy one.


Question Bank is an electronic resource – installable on your Windows PC. It provides:


–        revision tests, practice tests, and exams

–        study tips

–        you can select different subjects, exam years, and time frames for each test you want to take in Question Bank

–        the Question Bank itself has a built-in usage guide

–        being electronic, wear and tear that traditional paper resources are subject to is eliminated


Question Bank is a great support tool to prepare for WAEC in the 21st century. Your children are able to use the tool they are already familiar with – the PC or laptop – to polish up their preparation. It does not replace the need for the student to study. Every student preparing for any exam has to have a fair grasp of the subjects being covered in order to get the best out of past questions and answers. Any student who has done that will benefit immensely from using First Veritas’ Question Bank.


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First Veritas Question Bank

Making Nigerians Truly Globally Competitive


A step towards making Nigerians truly globally competitive is being introduced by First Veritas, a leader in educational publication. With the use of educational technology, it has come up with a self-help tool designed to help students preparing for final secondary school examinations. The system is called Question Bank, a compendium of WAEC examinations in all major subjects for the past 23 years, presented in CD form and compatible with any computer.

In order to give students ample preparation and to familiarize with the examination questions, the Question Bank operates in three modes: Practice mode, Revision mode and Examination mode.

In the practice mode, a student can chose a set of questions on any subject and test his knowledge accordingly. This is especially useful because students are able to study the questions at his or her own pace allowing for thorough comprehension. The revision mode allows the learner to get instant feedback on the answers that he or she has provided allowing for correction until the correct answer is provided.

When the student feels more confident with the test, he or she can opt for the examination mode and get a taste of how the actual examination is like. In this level, a student takes a simulated exam with the same number of questions and time allocation as the actual WAEC exam. The test is immediately marked and graded.

The Nigerian dilemma of high failure rate in terminal examinations among students has now found a solution. With the help of this Question Bank, students are expected to be better equipped and to perform better in the WAEC exams. Giving the students the best preparation is empowering them for a better future.

The importance of education to nation building may have become a cliché. But isn’t it the truth?