Last updated on April 25th, 2022 by Chris. Akuneme
Are you looking for how to retrieve WAEC examination number for yourself or a friend?
WAEC examination numbers are a 10 digit number that is unique to each candidate writing any WAEC exam in a specific year.
There is no way you can check your waec result without knowing your examination number.
In this article, you will learn how to retrieve your WAEC examination number. You will also learn what to do if you are not able to retrieve it online by yourself.
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- What are WAEC Examination Numbers?
- How to Retrieve WAEC Examination Number
- WAEC SSCE Examination Number Retrieval Process
- Method 1: Using the WAEC SSCE Exam Centre Number Database (Nigeria only)
- Method 2: Locate the School you Wrote your Exam
- Method 3: Go to WAEC Office
- How to Retrieve WAEC GCE Examination Number
- Lagschools WAEC Exam Number Retrieval Service
What are WAEC Examination Numbers?
Immediately a candidate successfully registers for a WAEC exam, they are assigned a unique 10 digit number. These numbers are specific to a candidate only in the year the exam was registered.
WAEC exam numbers consist of two parts; the first parts contain the 7 digit centre number while the last three numbers are the candidates seat number.
In WAEC SSCE exams, seat numbers are arranged according to the spelling of the candidates surname while in WAEC GCE exams, they are arranged based on when the candidate registered for the exam.
Here is an example to help you understand better;
Bisola wrote her WAEC exams in the year 2009 at QueensBay High School, Ikeja, Lagos and her seat number was 041.
Let’s assume that the exam centre number for QueensBay High School is 4409813.
If we combine the exam centre number and seat number, we will get 4409813041 to be Bisola’s WAEC examination number for 2009.
How to Retrieve WAEC Examination Number
This tutorial will be divided into two parts. The first part will teach you how to retrieve WAEC SSCE examination numbers while the second part will teach how to retrieve WAEC GCE examination numbers.
WAEC SSCE Examination Number Retrieval Process
There are three methods you can use to retrieve WAEC SSCE examination numbers. Check for the method that is suitable for you.
Method 1: Using the WAEC SSCE Exam Centre Number Database (Nigeria only)
WAEC has a database that contains a list of schools in the participating countries and their WAEC centre numbers. Luckily, the WAEC SSCE centre numbers for schools in Nigeria is available online.
If you wrote your WAEC SSCE exams in Nigeria and you remember your seat number, then this is the best method for you. To be able to use this method, you also need to remember the name of the school where you wrote your exams.
We are going to provide you with the WAEC SSCE centre numbers for schools in Nigeria.
When you get to the page, click Ctrl-F on your keyboard and type the name of the school you did your exam in the search box then copy centre number.
If you are using a mobile phone, when you get to the page that contains the WAEC SSCE centre numbers for schools in Nigeria, press the options button and locate the “Find” or “Find in page” button then type the name of the school you did your WAEC. Copy the centre number either on your phone or on a piece of paper.
After you have copied the exam centre number down, just add your seat number to it without leaving any space. The seat number is in three digits E.g (006, 035, 412).
Method 2: Locate the School you Wrote your Exam
If you cannot find the name of your school on the list then this method will work for you.
Locate the school where you sat for your WAEC SSCE exam (probably your secondary school) and explain to the principal that you need your WAEC SSCE examination number.
Every secondary school has a master list of candidates who have written examination in their centre. The master list contains the names and examination numbers of each student.
Method 3: Go to WAEC Office
Go to a court and do a sworn affidavit for loss of examination number or photo-card. Take the affidavit and one passport photograph to any WAEC office.
You will be charged ₦4,000 for the retrieval service and a compulsory WAEC result checker pin.
How to Retrieve WAEC GCE Examination Number
For now, WAEC GCE centre numbers are not currently available to the public. To retrieve your WAEC GCE examination number, visit a WAEC office with a passport photograph and affidavit to request for an exam number retrieval service.
Lagschools WAEC Exam Number Retrieval Service
If you are far from a WAEC office, outside Nigeria or do not want to go through the whole stress, you can let us help you to retrieve your WAEC examination number.
We will help you retrieve your WAEC examination number and send you a PDF copy of your WAEC result after retrieval. The WAEC result contains your examination number and full name.
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After payment, we will request for your full name, exam type, year of exam (not compulsory) and a passport photograph (upload a scanned copy).
We will deliver your WAEC examination number to you within three working days.
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