USA Visa Lottery. Education Requirements for Nigeria.
7:16 AM 7/13/2016
DV-2017 Visa lottery program didn't allow the Nigeria born natives for the draw as the country had sent more than 50,000 people to the USA within the last 5 years period. Although some Nigeria born natives participated in this draw as they are qualified for the draw.
The American visa lottery program requires Nigerian people to have the following educational requirements. Many of the bogus agents can tell you that you may qualify under the work experience. But it is very rare to qualify from the Nigeria for the Green card lottery under the work experience. We suggest you don't apply for the DV Lottery if you don't have the educational qualification or country eligibility.
Qualifying Through Work Experience:
You must have 2 years of work experience within the last 5 years, after learning / training for the job for 2 years and this should meet the requirements of the American labor Department's Onet database classifications.
Your Educational Qualification according to the US Embassy in the Nigeria is given here.
To qualify for the DV program, you must have the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma. In Nigeria, this means you must have 5 scores of "6" or higher in 5 different subjects on the WAEC, SSCE, NECO, or NABTEB certified exams. You may also qualify with a BSC degree, HND, or OND from an accredited university or polytechnic institution.
Do all subjects on WAEC or NECO count for the purposes of the DV?
No. To qualify, the subjects must be academic subjects such as English, biology, or math.
Trade subjects, for example plumbing or garment making, do not count for the program.
Can I combine scores from different exams?
Yes you are allowed to combine them. Any combination of exams from different years can be combined. For example, you can use 3 passing scores from a WAEC exam from 2002 and 2 passing scores from a NECO exam in 2003 that will qualify for the program.
However, each of the 5 passing scores MUST be in different subjects.
What else should I bring to the interview to demonstrate my educational qualifications?
At the time of interview, you should bring the official exam certificate or a computer printout with an unused scratch card to check your results online. If you have a higher educational qualification, such as a National Diploma, Higher National Diploma, or a University degree, you should bring the appropriate certificate. And transcripts, though not required, are very helpful. National youth service completion certificates also - not required, but will be helpful if you have them.
Do NOT bring fake certificates (even if they happen to show your real scores!)—you will be disqualified.
Do NOT bring scores from exams for which you did not sit yourself—you will be disqualified.