WAEC GCE [1st Series] Registration 2020 Commences | Jan/Feb

The West African Examination Council, WAEC has begun the selling of Registration forms for WAEC for Private Candidates [January/February] – 1st Series for the 2020/2021 academic session.

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 2018. The First Series for 2020 will be conducted between the Month of January/February, 2020.

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This is to inform intending candidates for the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2020-First Series that registration will commence today Tuesday, October 15, 2019 and end on Tuesday, December 31, 2019.”

Twenty Four (24) Subjects will be available for the Examination. Intending candidates for the examination are, therefore, strongly advised to visit the link – www.waecnigeria.org– to confirm available examination towns and subjects before obtaining the registration PIN


After obtaining the Registration PIN. candidates should log on to www.waeconline.org.ng 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.

Intending candidates for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) are hereby informed that the Private Candidates, 2020 – First Series registration will be online.


Candidates are expected to pay a registration fee of Thirteen Thousand, Nine Hundred and Fifty Naira only (N13,950) at branches of any of the following banks or any accredited agent and obtain the registration PIN and the information VCD:

Access Bank PlcFirst Bank of Nig. Plc.Sterling Bank PlcZenith Bank Plc
Access (Diamond) Bank PlcFirst City Monument Bank PlcSkye Bank PlcUnion Bank of Nigeria Plc
Ecobank LtdGuaranty Trust Bank PlcStanbic IBTC Bank PlcUnited Bank for Africa Plc
Fidelity Bank PlcHeritage Bank PlcStandard Chartered Bank PlcUnity Bank Plc
WEMA BankPlc

In addition, candidates will be required to pay Five Hundred Naira (N500.00) commission to the banks/accredited agents.

NOTE: Sales of PIN for the 2020 Jan/Feb WAEC GCE First Series Batch Examination is still obtainable via Remita Platform. Visit http://bit.ly/remitawaec to buy yours.

After PIN purchase, registration to be completed at https://registration.waecdirect.org/FirstSeries/


The normal registration period will commence on Tuesday 15th October to Friday 31st December, 2019.

After obtaining the registration PIN, candidates should log on to 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.


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.

Only Digital Personal Scanner should be used for fingerprint registration.

This will serve as their photo card during the examination. The result checker PIN will also be on the photo card.


Candidates with special needs 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.

(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, Sample Scheme and Questions which they can download from WAEC’s website (www.waeconline.org.ng) 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.

(13) Candidates must ensure they provide valid email address and telephone number (s) during registration

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