Check Your 2023 WAEC GCE Results Now | Official Guide

The anticipation has culminated for candidates of the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates, popularly known as the WAEC GCE, as their results are now readily accessible online. But how does one navigate the result-checking process, and what are the key steps to ensure a smooth retrieval of these crucial academic outcomes?

West African Examinations Council (WAEC) GCE Result

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has officially announced the release of the 2023 second series West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates, commonly referred to as the WAEC GCE. This announcement brings a wave of anticipation and relief to candidates who participated in the examination, as they can now access their results online.

Result Year 2023
Access Online
Check via SMS WAECExamNoPIN*ExamYear to 32327
Credentials Needed Exam Number, Examination Year, Card Serial Number, PIN
Scratch Card Needed for Online Checking
Attempts Limit Result checker usable up to 5 times
Cost for SMS N30 per SMS

Accessing Your WAEC GCE Results Online

Step-by-Step Guide to Checking Results

  • Visit the Official WAEC Result Checking Portal: Navigate to to begin the process.
  • Enter Your WAEC Examination Number: This is a combination of your 7-digit centre number and your 3-digit candidate number (e.g., 4123456789).
  • Input the Examination Year: Enter “2023” as your examination year.
  • Select the Type of Examination: Choose “PRIVATE CANDIDATE RESULT” from the dropdown menu.
  • Scratch Card Details: Input the Card Serial Number located on the reverse side of your Scratch card, followed by the Personal Identification Number (PIN) found on the same card.
  • Submit: Click the “Submit” button and await the display of your results.

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Checking WAEC GCE Results via SMS

For those preferring to check their results via SMS, the process is equally straightforward:

  • SMS Format: Send an SMS in the following format – WAECExamNoPINExamYear to the short-code 32327 (for MTN, Airtel & Glo subscribers). For example, WAEC42501010011234567890122023.
  • SMS Charges: Note that each SMS costs N30.
  • No Spaces: Ensure there are no spaces in the message for successful delivery.

Important Note and Usage Limitation

The PIN and Serial Number required for online result checking are available on your Smart Identity Card used during the examination.

Bear in mind that you can only use your result checker PIN up to 5 times. Therefore, it’s advisable to use this resource judiciously.


The release of the 2023 WAEC GCE results marks a significant milestone for many students across West Africa. With the results now accessible online and via SMS, candidates can easily check their performance from the comfort of their homes. Remember, the path to accessing your results is just a few clicks away, so go ahead and discover how you’ve performed. Good luck to all candidates!

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