2021 WAEC GCE First -SeriesRegistration Has Commence

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) began conducting two series of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination for Private Candidates in 2018. The first series of 2021 will be conducted in February 2021

WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2021 -First
series would be an urban-based examination. It is intended to help candidates who have deficiencies in their WASSCE results, bridge the gap. Nineteen (19) subjects would be available for the examination. Prospective candidates are advised to visit the Council's Corporate website - to confirm available examination towns and subjects before obtaining the registration PIN.


Registration for WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2021-First Series will be online. After 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 are also informed that all WAEC Past Questions, both objective and theory, together with their solutions and answers, are now available online. You no longer need to carry multiple past questions or books to excel in your coming exams.


The normal registration period is from Monday December 21st, 2020 to Friday 29th January, 2021

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

  •  Access Bank Plc
  • Ecobank Plc
  • Fidelity Bank Plc
  • First Bank of Nig
  • First City Monument Bank Plc
  • Guaranty Trust Bank Plc
  • Heritage Bank Plc
  • Jaiz Bank
  • Polaris Bank Ltd
  • Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc
  • Standard Chartered Bank Plc
  • Sterling Bank Plc Access Bank Plc
  • Ecobank Plc
  • Fidelity Bank Plc
  • First Bank of Nig
  • First City Monument Bank Plc
  • Guaranty Trust Bank Plc
  • Heritage Bank Plc
  • Jaiz Bank
  • Polaris Bank Ltd
  • Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc
  • Standard Chartered Bank Plc
  • Sterling Bank Plc
  • Union Bank of Nigeria Plc
  • United Bank for Africa Plc
  • Unity Bank Plc
  • WEMA Bank Plc
  • Zenith Bank Plc

In addition, Candidates will be requested to pay five hundred naira (N500.00) commission to the banks/accredited agents


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-Candidate" fee is Thirty Thousand, Five Hundred Naira (N30,500.00) only.


Candidates with special needs will also register online like other candidates but they must clearly state their Impairments e.g Visual, Low vision, Spastic, Speech, Hard to hear, etc


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, as Evidence of successful registration, which will serve as
identification during the examination. The Result Checker PIN will also be on the Admission Notice. The acceptable fingerprint Scanner is UareU digitalPersona fingerprint device.


Candidates should view the
Information VCD before they
register for the examination -
Candidates should note that
registration fee is not refundable

Candidates should continue to
check the website for the
examination Timetable

Entries must be uploaded
with passport photographs
captured with digital camera . The
specification of the digital camera
should be Microsoft HD 3000.
The passport photographs must
be of good quality BLACK &
only, 275 by 314 pixels with 72
dbi resolution) and with a
BACKGROUND. There must be
no obstructive items . Please note
that the submission of a defaced
or poor quality photography by a
candidate would automatically
invalidate the entry of the
candidate. For further details,

Candidates should study the
Regulations and Syllabuses for the
examination which they can
download from WAEC website
( using
the Registration PIN

Candidates must go to
examination halls in mufti and
without arms. No professional
uniform of any kind will be
allowed in the examination halls

The entire result of candidates
who sit for the examination in
more than one centre will be
cancelled -Smoking is not allowed
in the examination hall

Any Candidate that comes into the
examination hall with mobile
phone(s) and /or any other
electronic gadget(s) will have his
or her entire results cancelled

Candidates must ensure that their
entries are correctly completed
before uploading as the Council
will not be held responsible for
errors in candidate's particulars.
Request for amendments will NOT
BE entertained on any information
which a candidate voluntarily
gives at the point of registration.

Candidates must come into the
examination hall with their original
Admission Notice

Candidates who engage in
examination malpractice will not
only have their results
cancelled but may be prosecuted

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

All Candidates MUST be prepared
to observe all COVID-19



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