WAEC opens second series WASSCE registration for private candidates


The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has opened registration for the second series of the West African Senior School certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates in 2018.

Head of Public Affairs at the WAEC National Headquarters, Demianus Ojijeogu disclosed to EduCeleb.com on Sunday that the examining body would be making registration open between Monday, 14th May and Friday, 6th July, 2018.

He said that the registration procedure has been designed to accommodate biometric features that will be used for validation at the examination centre.

“After obtaining the registration pin, candidates should log on to www.waeconline.org,” he said.

The council also said there is provision for “walk –in” candidates and candidates with special needs.

“Walk –in candidates, who wish to write the examination after the close of entries may be accommodated provided they register less than 24 hours to the scheduled time of the paper they intend to write. The walk-in candidates fee is 25000 only,” the body said.

Also, special needs’ candidates have the opportunity to register online but “they must state clearly their disabilities: blind, low vision, spastic, speech etc.”

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The council said candidates are expected to pay a registration fee of N13,950 and a commission of N500 to banks and accredited agents.

WAEC directed candidates to ensure that they complete their registration within two weeks of first access to the website.

“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 which will serve as identification during the examination. The Result Checker PIN will also be on the Photo Card,” WAEC spokesperson added.

EduCeleb.com recalls that in January 2018, an additional series of the WASSCE for private candidates was conducted for the first time. This one would be the second in 2018. It is expected to hold between August and September 2018.


  1. Tanks for your info.pls would want to know when registration will commence for 2019 WASSCE ( private candidates) first series. Its urgent tanks.

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