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WAEC Registration 2023: How To Register For WAEC Exam

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is a regional examination body responsible for conducting and administering examinations for secondary school students in West Africa.

The council operates in five countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, and Liberia. Every year, WAEC conducts examinations for over 2 million students across the region.

If you're planning to write the exam, this blog post will guide you on your WAEC registration in 2023.

WAEC Exam Overview

The WAEC exam is conducted once a year, generally in May or June, and it includes a variety of courses, including Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry.

The exam is divided into two categories, the WASSCE for school candidates and the WASSCE for private candidates.

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Eligibility Criteria For The WAEC Exam

Before you register for the WAEC exam, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must be a secondary school student in one of the five WAEC member countries.
  • You must have completed or be in your final year of secondary school education.
  • You must have obtained the necessary credits in your core subjects, as specified by your country's education board.

Requirements For WAEC Registration 2023

Any candidate must meet all the following requirements if you want to register for WAEC 2023 exam.

  • You must have completed or be in your final year of secondary school.
  • You must have a National Identification Number (NIN): Latest update from WAEC said no candidate could register for 2023 WAEC without NIN. Go to any NIMC Registration centre near you to get yours now if you haven't.
  • You must have valid names, gender, date of birth, addresses, states of origin, and nationalities. 
  • You must have a valid Photograph, Fingerprint, Phone Number, and Email Address.
  • You must have the 9 lists of subjects you want to write in your WAEC exam.
  • You must also have the WAEC exam fee during your registration.
NOTE: School candidates should go to the school they want to write the exam for registration. And also, private or external candidates should go to their preferred centres for registration. 
Learn How To Apply For National Identification Number Here

How Much Is WAEC 2023 Registration Fee?

Before you can be qualified as a candidate to sit for the WAEC 2023 exam you are expected to pay a registration fee of Eighteen Thousand Naira (N18,000) at any WAEC Registration centre near you or your chosen school.

NB: Registration fee varies in different schools (especially private schools) if you are a school candidate.

WAEC Exam Registration Procedures

There are two methods of registration for the WAEC exam, online and offline methods.

Online Registration

To register online for the WAEC exam, candidates should follow these steps:

  1. Visit the WAEC registration portal (www.waeconline.org.ng).
  2. Click on the "Registration" link.
  3. Fill in the required information, such as your name, date of birth, and other personal details.
  4. Upload your passport photograph and signature.
  5. Select your preferred examination centre.
  6. Submit the form and print out the confirmation page.

Offline Registration

To register offline for the WAEC exam, candidates should follow these steps:

  1. Visit any WAEC office or designated banks.
  2. Obtain the WAEC registration form.
  3. Fill in the required information, such as your name, date of birth, and other personal details.
  4. Attach your passport photograph and signature.
  5. Submit the form and collect your examination timetable.
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WAEC 2023 Registration Starting Date

The 2023 WAEC SSCE exam registration starts on the 5th of February, 2023 and ends on the 26th of March, 2023 for both online and offline registration.

WAEC 2023 Registration Closing Date (Deadline)

The West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced that there won't be an extension of the registration for the 2023 WAEC candidates. 

The deadline for the 2023 WAEC exam will be on the 26th of April, 2022. Candidates should register for the exam before the deadline.

WAEC Exam Commencement Date 2023

What date is the WAEC 2023 exam starting? The exam is starting on the 3rd of April, 2023 and will end on the 15th of May, 2023.

Is WAEC 2023 Timetable Out?

According to our source, the 2023 WAEC timetable is out. The West Africa Examinations Council has released the 2023 WAEC timetable. The timetable will be available for download by Monday.

Is WAEC 2023 Syllabus Out?

Yes, the WAEC 2023 syllabus for all the subjects offered in Senior Secondary School is out. Candidates should get the syllabus and start preparing for the exam.

The WAEC 2023 Syllabus will be available for download on your blog next week.

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WAEC Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the age limit for WAEC?

The WAEC exam does not have an age limit. The requirement is that you must have completed or be in your final year in secondary school.

2. Does WAEC Certificate Expire?  

WAEC certificate does not have an expiry date. Once you have the certificate, you can own it for life. 

3. Can I change the age on my WAEC?

Yes, you can change your age on your WAEC certificate. However, there is a standard procedure you must follow. These are the things you must provide to change your age:

  • Birthday Certificate
  • An Affidavit
  • A Formal Application Letter
  • Photocopies of Original Registration Forms
  • Passport Photographs (6 copies)
  • Original WAEC certificate to be corrected

4. Can I join two WAEC results together?

Yes, you can combine two WAEC results together to process admission to any tertiary institution in Nigeria. Meanwhile, most institutions accept a combination of WAEC results. 

5. Can I sit for WAEC twice?

Yes, you can sit for the WAEC twice or even more.  

6. Can I use only WAEC to enter university?

Yes, you can use only WAEC to gain admission into any university, polytechnic, or college of education in Nigeria.

Other SSCE results you can use to gain admission into tertiary institutions are NECO, WAEC GCE, NECO GCE, and NABTEB. 

Do you have any questions? Kindly use the comment box to ask any questions concerning the 2023 WAEC examination. We'll do our best to answer all your questions. 
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What time the WAEC GCE form will be out for registration?

June 25 2023
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A student made a mistake and used two names for offline waec registration and want to change it to three names

May 11 2023
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Pls add me to your group

March 28 2023
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Please l need help oh. I have know body supporting me in this year wace I am not scanning. I come from a very poor family places l need help.....

March 28 2022
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So does it mean that apart from the end date of Wassce 2022 which maybe on 30th of April, 2022 there won't be any panalty to those candidate who where not having money for the entry of that period. Becuase i think there must be an opportunity or chance for such candidate or student coming from a poor home like me.

February 18 2022
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