WAEC GCE 2024 Registration Now Open: Exam Dates, Fees, and New CBT Format

Are you planning to take the WAEC GCE in 2024? The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has just announced the registration details for the first series of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates. But what's new this year, and how can you ensure your registration is successful? With the introduction of biometric features and a mix of computer-based and traditional exams, let's explore what you need to know to be fully prepared.

WAEC GCE Registration Form

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has heralded a significant opportunity for private candidates aiming to sit for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) 2024. With the official announcement of the commencement of registration for the first series, it’s essential for you to grasp every detail to ensure a seamless registration process.

Registration Open WASSCE Private Candidates 2024-First Series
Exam Format Hybrid (CBT and Paper-Based)
Mock Exam Online Platform Familiarisation
Exam Fee N27,000 + N500 Bank/Agent Commission
Exam Dates 31 Jan – 17 Feb 2024
Examination Towns Dopemu, Egbe, Ijegun, etc.
Website www.waeconline.org.ng
Biometric Feature For Validation at Exam Centres

Overview of WASSCE for Private Candidates

The 2024 First Series of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates is scheduled for February 2024. This examination, primarily conducted in urban areas, aims to assist candidates who need to improve their WASSCE results. Nineteen subjects will be offered. Candidates should visit the Council’s website at www.waecnigeria.org to check the available examination towns and subjects before purchasing the registration PIN.

Bi-annual Series for Private Candidates

WAEC conducts the WASSCE for Private Candidates in two series annually. These include the First Series (Jan/Feb) and the Second Series (Aug/Sept). This structure provides flexibility for private candidates to choose the series that best fits their preparation schedule.

Incorporation of Biometric Features

A pivotal update in the 2024 WAEC GCE registration is the inclusion of biometric features. This modern approach is designed to facilitate validation processes at examination centres. It underscores WAEC’s commitment to maintaining the integrity and security of the examination process.

Transition to Computer Based Exams

The 2024 WAEC GCE will predominantly be a Computer Based Test (CBT). The Objective papers will be fully conducted via CBT. However, the examination will adopt a hybrid format for essay and test of Practicals, where questions will be displayed on screens while you capture your answers on paper.


WAEC GCE: Online Mock Examination for Candidates

An Online Mock examination will be available for registered candidates. This initiative aims to familiarize you with the testing platform, ensuring you are well-prepared for the actual examination. Details regarding the date and modalities of the Mock test will be communicated in due time.

Important Dates and Locations

Examination Schedule

The examination is scheduled to commence on 31st January and will conclude on 17th February 2024.

Examination Towns

The examination will be conducted in various towns, including Dopemu, Egbe, Ijegun, Ogba, Yaba, Ilupeju, Oshodi, Okota, and Ejigbo.

How to Apply for the 2024 WAEC GCE

The following information provides a comprehensive guide on registering for the 2024 WAEC GCE. It includes step-by-step instructions and essential details to ensure a seamless registration process. This guide is designed to assist candidates in understanding the requirements and procedures necessary for successful enrolment in the 2024 session.

Registration Fee

  • Candidates must pay a non-refundable fee of Twenty-Seven Thousand Naira (N27,000) only.
  • Additional Bank Commission: A commission fee of Five Hundred Naira (N500.00) is payable to the banks/accredited agents.

Payment Locations

The fee can be paid at any of the following:

  • Banks: Access Bank Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, United Bank for Africa Plc, Ecobank Plc, Heritage Bank Plc, Standard Chartered Bank Plc, Unity Bank Plc, Fidelity Bank Plc, Jaiz Bank, Sterling Bank Plc, WEMA Bank Plc, First Bank of Nigeria Ltd, Polaris Bank Ltd, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, Zenith Bank Plc, First City Monument Bank Plc.
  • WAEC Registration Centres.
  • Accredited Agents.

Cashless Payment Options

Registration token can also be obtained using credit/debit card through:

  • Bancwize Limited, Paga, Coralpay, Cyberspace Ltd, Brinq Africa, Palmpay, Etranzact, Fidelity Bank, Broadshift Technologies Ltd, Paycom, IQ Pay, Itex, Citiserve Ltd, System Specs Ltd, Unified payments, UBA, Xpress payment, Interswitch, Capricorn Ltd, Kuda.

After obtaining the Registration PIN, candidates should log on to https://registration.waecdirect.org/ for registration.

Registration Process

Requirement of National Identification Number (NIN)

Candidates with Special Needs

  • Candidates with special needs should register online like others.
  • They must specify their impairments (e.g., visual, low vision, spastic, speech, hard of hearing).

Completion of Registration

  • Registration must be completed within two weeks of first accessing the website during the registration period.
  • Candidates must verify their names, gender, passport photographs, dates of birth, and subjects.
  • They must print the Admission Notice as proof of successful registration and use it as identification during the exam.
  • The Admission Notice will include the Result Checker PIN.

Fingerprint Scanner Specification

  • The required fingerprint scanner is the UareU digitalPersona device.

General Information

  1. Computer-Based Examination (CBT):
    • Objective papers will be entirely CBT.
    • Essay and practical exams will be hybrid: questions on screen, answers on paper.
  2. Online Mock Examination:
    • Available for candidates wishing to familiarize with the testing environment.
    • Details about the mock exam will be sent via SMS, email, and social media.
  3. Non-Refundable Registration Fee:
    • Candidates should note that the registration fee is non-refundable.
  4. Examination Timetable:
    • Candidates are advised to regularly check the website for the exam timetable.
  5. Passport Photograph Requirements:
    • Photographs must be taken with a Microsoft HD 3000 digital camera.
    • Acceptable formats: Black & white or color JPEG, 275×314 pixels, 72 dpi resolution.
    • Size limits: Minimum 7kb, maximum 15kb, with a contrasting background.
    • No obstructive items; poor quality photographs may invalidate the entry.
    • For more details, visit www.waecnigeria.org.
  6. Study Materials:
    • Regulations and syllabuses can be downloaded from www.waeconline.org.ng using the Registration PIN.
  7. Dress Code for Examination Halls:
    • Candidates must wear mufti, no professional uniforms.
    • Weapons are strictly prohibited.
  8. One-Center Rule:
    • Results will be cancelled if a candidate sits the exam in more than one center.
  9. No Smoking Policy:
    • Smoking is not allowed in the examination hall.
  10. Prohibition of Electronic Gadgets:
    • Bringing mobile phones or any electronic gadgets will result in cancellation of results.
  11. Accuracy of Entry Information:
    • Ensure correctness of entry details; errors cannot be amended post-registration.
  12. Requirement of Original Photocard:
    • Candidates must bring their original Photocard to the examination hall.
  13. Consequences of Malpractice:
    • Results will be cancelled and candidates may face prosecution for exam malpractice.
  14. Valid Contact Information:
    • Provide accurate email and telephone numbers during registration.

Registration Deadline

The deadline for registering for the 2024 WAEC GCE has been set for January 22, 2024. Candidates interested in participating in this examination are advised to complete their registration by this date to ensure eligibility for the 2024 session of the West African Examinations Council General Certificate Examination.

In conclusion, as a private candidate preparing for the WAEC GCE 2024, it’s crucial to stay informed and adhere to the guidelines to ensure a successful registration and examination experience. This is your step towards unlocking future academic and professional opportunities. For more detailed information and updates, visit www.waeconline.org.ng.