All you need to know about WAEC Examination

West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE) School Candidate

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The West African Examinations Council is an examination board saddled with the responsibility of conducting examination in English Speaking African Countries, and to award certificates comparable to those of equavalent examining authorities internationally. The examination is only given to students who have completed 6 years in the senior school, (i.e. A student who had completed classes from JSS 1 - SS 3). Therefore if you're not in the SS3 class, then you are not eligible to register for the West AFrican Examination Internal Candidate (School Candidate). SS3 is the last checkpoint for Senior School Students after which they proceed to higher institutions. At the SS3 Level a student can also enroll for The National Examinations Council.

The board conducts 3 set of examination which is (i) WAEC Internal for School Candidates (ii) WAEC External, First Series for Private Candidate (ii) WAEC External, Second Series also for private Candidate.

When does WAEC commence registration

The board registration for school candidates usually kickstart at the end of each year that is at December. The registration last a period of two to three months from December through February.

The WAEC registration WASSCE for Private Candidates, First Series. The first series is the newly introduced urban-based examination, the registration begins at November through December 31st. The examination usually holds January through February.

The board registration WASSCE for Private Candidates, Second Series begins June of each year, the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2020 - Second Series registration has commenced the registration will last a period of One month only, starting from 10th June, 2020 to July 31st 2020.

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How to register for a WAEC examination

To enroll for WAEC Internal, School Candidate in Nigeria, you will have to register at any Secondary School, it is the school's resposiblity to forward you information to WAEC and provide room for your to sit for the examination nevertheless, the registration can also be carried out online.

To enrol for any of the External examination, First Series or Second Series, the registration is done completely online via the official waec portal. waec online registration. During registration, you will be asked to pick a venue to sit for your examination.

When will waec result be released?

Upon completion of the WASSCE examination, result will be made available online for checking after 45 days. Head over to to check your waec result. You will be required to provide a Result Checker Card which you can purchase online.

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