The West African Examination Council, WAEC, has begun the sale of its WAEC GCE registration for private candidates.
The WAEC GCE registration form began selling on Wednesday, 13th of July, 2022 and will end on Friday, 12th of August 2022.
In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about WAEC GCE and how to register for the form.
If you only want to read about how you can register for WAEC GCE, click here.
- What is WAEC GCE 2nd series?
- Where to Buy WAEC GCE Registration Pin
- How to Register for the WAEC GCE Examination
- Step 1: Purchase the WAEC GCE Registration Pin
- Step 2: Create a Profile
- Step 3: Fill in Your Details
- Step 4: Do your Biometrics
- Step 5: Login and Preview all Information
- General Information for WAEC GCE Exam
- Important Tips for WAEC GCE Candidates
- 1. Choose the Right Subject Combination
- 2. Cross Check your Biodata
- 3. Try to Make Good Grades at One Sitting
- 4. Write down your Examination Number
- 5. Download the WAEC GCE Timetable
What is WAEC GCE 2nd series?
In December 2017, WAEC announced that it will begin to hold WAEC GCE exams twice a year; the first set to hold by January/February (1st series) while the second set will hold by August/September (2nd series). Before then, WAEC GCE exams were held only once a year.
The sales of the WAEC GCE 2nd series registration form usually commence around July while the exam holds from August to September.
After writing the WAEC GCE exams, the results come out after 45 days.
Candidates that failed subject(s) in the WAEC SSCE exam or NECO SSCE exam and still want to get admitted in this academic session can use the WAEC GCE exam as a backup plan.
Candidates must complete the WAEC GCE registration within two weeks of accessing the GCE registration portal before the deadline.
Where to Buy WAEC GCE Registration Pin
The pin will be used for the registration. When you purchase the WAEC GCE pin, you will be given an information VCD. The GCE Registration pin can be gotten at the following places;
- Access Bank Plc
- Ecobank Ltd
- Fidelity Bank Plc
- First Bank Of Nigeria
- Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB)
- WEMA Bank
- First City Monument Bank
- Heritage Bank
- JAIZ Bank
- Sterling Bank
- Polaris Bank.
- Stanbic IBTC Bank
- Standard Chartered Bank
- Union Bank of Nigeria
- Zenith Bank
- United Bank of Africa (UBA)
- Unity Bank PLC
How to Register for the WAEC GCE Examination
Follow the steps below to register for the form;
Step 1: Purchase the WAEC GCE Registration Pin
Visit any of the stipulated outlets below to purchase the WAEC GCE registration pin. The pin costs from 18,000 to 19,500 depending on where you purchase it from.
Step 2: Create a Profile
Visit the WAEC GCE registration portal to create a profile. While creating the profile, you will need to enter a unique username and password.
Type in the WAEC GCE pin you purchased in step 1 and click on continue.
Step 3: Fill in Your Details
In this part, you will fill in your full name, date of birth and other relevant information. You will also be required to select your exam state, town and subjects.
Make sure your names are spelt and arranged properly. Your date of birth needs to be correct too. If there is a mistake in the form, you only have limited time to make any correction.
Step 4: Do your Biometrics
Your registration is not complete without the Biometrics enrollment. If you have a computer, fingerprint scanner and webcam, you can do the biometrics by yourself. Simply install the WAEC GCE Biometrics software.
Open the Biometrics software after installing, and enter the username, email and password you created in step 1.
Place your thumbs on the fingerprint scanner. Take a clear headshot with the webcam and submit it if everything goes well.
If you do not have a computer, you should visit a cyber cafe close to you to do the Biometrics capturing.
Step 5: Login and Preview all Information
Login to the GCE registration portal, and preview all the information you filled in before the final submission. If there is no error, you can submit the file and print your exam photocard.
The exam photocard contains the candidate’s details, exam venue, subjects and result checker.
General Information for WAEC GCE Exam
- Examination fees are not refundable after purchase.
- Candidates should view the VCD they were given after purchase of pin before they register for the examination.
- Candidates should ensure they print the examination Timetable at the completion of their registration. This is to ensure they know their exam date and time.
- Entries must be uploaded with good quality passport size photographs, not “wait and get” photographs. The background of such photographs MUST NOT BE BLUE OR RED. The size should be 275 by 314 pixels. Entries with unacceptable passport photographs will be rejected.
- Candidates should go through the WAEC GCE Syllabuses and regulations as well as the Timetable for the examination which they can download from WAEC’s website (www.waeconline.org.ng) using their registration PIN.
- Candidates should go to the exam hall with mufti. Uniforms of any kind are not allowed
- The whole results of candidates who sit for the exam in more than one centre will be seized.
- Smoking and alcohol are not allowed in the examination hall.
- Candidates that come into the examination hall with a mobile phone, or electronic or communication gadgets will have his/her entire results cancelled.
- All candidates must ensure that their entries are correctly uploaded, as the Council will not be held responsible for errors in candidates’ particulars. request for correction will be entertained on any information which a candidate voluntarily gives at the point of registration as soon as the examination commences.
- Candidates must come into the examination hall with their original photo cards.
- Candidates who engage in examination malpractice will not only have their results cancelled but may be prosecuted.
Important Tips for WAEC GCE Candidates
1. Choose the Right Subject Combination
Some candidates pick the wrong subject combinations during their G.C.E registrations.
Your subject combination should tally with the course you want to study in a higher institution.
Before applying for the GCE form, you should check the subject combination of the course you want to apply for in tertiary institutions first. This would help you avoid future mishaps. If you come to Lagschools Cafe for registration, we will help you select the best subjects for the course you want to study.
Some of the mandatory subjects include;
Art candidates: Mathematics, English Language, Literature in English and Government.
Commercial candidates: Mathematics, English Language, Economics, Commerce, Accounting and Government.
Science candidates: Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geography.
2. Cross Check your Biodata
Your bio-data are your names, date of birth, state of origin and local government of origin.
Once you are done with your registration, make sure you check if this information was filled in correctly on your form.
You can check your birth certificate to see how your names are arranged and your date of birth.
3. Try to Make Good Grades at One Sitting
It is always advisable you get good grades in your core subjects at one sitting so that when you are applying for tertiary education, you can use a single result instead of combining.
Some schools give bonus marks to candidates who apply with one result.
While applying for tertiary institutions, a single mark matters a lot.
4. Write down your Examination Number
Some candidates misplace their exam numbers after writing the WAEC GCE exam. This could be an issue when you need to check your result or collect the original certificate.
If we registered for you, we will keep your exam number for you and provide it whenever you need it.
5. Download the WAEC GCE Timetable
You definitely do not want to miss your exams. Downloading a copy of the WAEC GCE timetable to your device allows you to access it anytime. You could also print the timetable out for easier access.
Click here to download the WAEC GCE exam timetable.
We hope this article has shown you all you need to know about the WAEC GCE registration for the 2022/2023 academic session. You may also want to see our article on answers to WAEC frequently asked questions.