How To Register for the 2019 August/September WAEC GCE

It is important to state that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) began the conduct of two series of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates in 2019. Intending candidates are hereby informed that registration for the second series of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates, popularly known as WAEC GCE, which is usually written in August/September, has commenced. And this registration must be done online.
How To Register for the 2019 (August/September) WAEC GCE

After obtaining the Registration PIN, candidates should log on to  or  for registration. Candidates should also note that the registration procedure has been designed to accommodate biometric features that will be used for validation at the examination centres. 

The examination will be urban-based, and thirty six (36) subjects will be available for the examination. Intending candidates are, therefore, strongly advised to visit to confirm the available examination towns and subjects before obtaining the registration PIN.

Candidates are expected to pay a registration fee of thirteen thousand, nine hundred and fifty naira (N13,950) only at any of the branches of the following banks or any accredited agent to obtain the registration PIN and the information VCD:
Ø  Access Bank
Ø  FirstBank
Ø  Sterling Bank
Ø  Zenith Bank
Ø  Diamond Bank
Ø  First City Monument Bank (FCMB)
Ø  Union Bank
Ø  Eco Bank
Ø  Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB)
Ø  Stanbic IBTC Bank
Ø  United Bank for Africa (UBA)
Ø  Fidelity Bank
Ø  Heritage Bank
Ø  Standard Chartered Bank
Ø  Unity Bank
Ø  WEMA Bank

In addition, candidates will be required to pay the sum of five hundred naira (N500.00) as commission to the banks/accredited agents while paying for their registration PIN.

The registration for the examination commences on Monday, May 27, and ends on Friday, July 19, 2019. After obtaining the registration PIN, candidates should log on to to begin the registration process. Candidates should also note that the registration procedure has been designed to accommodate biometric features that will be used for validation at the examination centres.

Candidates must conclude registration within two weeks of first access to the website during the registration period. They should ensure that their names, gender, passport photographs, dates of birth and subjects are correct. They are also to print the admission notice/photo card as evidence of successful registration. This will serve as their photo card during the examination. The result checker PIN will also be on the photo card. Only Digital Personal Scanner should be used for fingerprint registration.

Candidates with disabilities/impairment will also register online like other candidates, but they must clearly state their disabilities/impairment; e.g., blind, low vision, spastic, speech, etc.

Candidates who wish to register for the examination after the close of entries may be accommodated as "Walk-in-Candidates" provided they register not less than twenty four hours to the scheduled time of the paper(s) they intend to write. The "Walk-in-Candidates" fee is twenty-five thousand naira (N25.000.00) only.

1. Candidates should view the Information VCD before they register for the examination.

2. Candidates should note that examination fees are not refundable.

3. Candidates should print the examination Timetable at the completion of their registration. Click here to print or download the 2019 (August/September) WAEC GCE timetable.

4. 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.

5. Candidates should study the regulations and syllabuses as well as the timetable for the examination; they should also study the sample scheme and questions which they can download from WAEC's website using their registration PIN.

6. All candidates must go to their examination halls in mufti and without arms. No professional uniform of any kind will be allowed in the examination hall.

7. The entire results of candidates who sit for the examination in more than one centre will be cancelled.

8. Smoking is not allowed in the examination hall.

9. Any candidate that comes into the examination hall with mobile phone and/or electronic or communication gadgets will have his or her entire results cancelled.

10. All candidates must ensure that their entries are correctly uploaded, as the Council will not be held responsible for errors in candidates' particulars. No 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.

11. Candidates must come into the examination hall with their original photo cards.

12. Candidates who engage in examination malpractice will not only have their results cancelled but may be prosecuted.

I wish you good success!

Tamuno Reuben

Those who seek knowledge seek power because the pen is mightier than the sword.

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