WAEC: 10 Things You Must Know

Waec is an acronym which stands for the West African Examination Council. This organization is a non-profit-making one with its headquarters in Accra, Ghana. It was established in 1952 after the Governments of Ghana (then Gold Coast), Nigeria, Sierra Leone and The Gambia enacted the West African Examinations Council Ordinances in 1951.


Liberia became the fifth member of the Council in 1974. The enactment of the Ordinances was based on the Jeffrey Report, which strongly supported the proposal for the setting up of a regional examining board to harmonize and standardize pre-university assessment procedures in the then British West Africa.

The main objectives of waec are:

  • To conduct examinations in the public interest
  • To award certificates, provided that the certificates did not represent lower standards of attainment than equivalent certificates of examining authorities in the United Kingdom.


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The Ghana National Office of waec conducts the following examinations for public schools on behalf of the Government.

  • The Basic Education Certificate Examination for both School and Private Candidates (BECE)
  • The West African Senior School Certificate Examinations for both School and Private Candidates (WASSCE)
  • The Business Certificate Examinations made up of the General and Advanced Business Certificate Examinations for both School and Private Candidates(BCE)


Waec also administers customized aptitude tests upon request for the selection of applicants for

admission into training institutions, the award of scholarships and employment purposes.


In addition to the above, waec  conducts various examinations on behalf of the following foreign examining bodies such as the

  • Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM)
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)
  • Association of Business Executives (ABE)
  • Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS)
  • Institute for the Management of Information Systems (IMIS)
  • University of London International Programme
  • Cambridge International College (CIC)
  • Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE)
  • London Centre of Marketing
  • Paris Graduate School of Management (PGSM)
  • Educational Testing Service



Waec Result Checker

Are you wondering how to check your waec result online? Worry no more.


Follow these simple steps below:


  1. Visit WAEC website here
  2. Enter your 10-digit WAEC Examination Number.

(This is your 7-Digit centre number followed by your 3-digit candidate number eg. 4123456789).

For examination year < 1999, enter your 8-digit WAEC Examination Number.

(This is your 5-Digit centre number followed by your 3-digit candidate number eg. 19865001)

  1. Enter the 4 digits of your Examination Year eg. 2002
  2. Select the Type of Examination
  3. Enter the e-PIN Voucher Number

Enter the Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your e-PIN

  1. Click Submit and wait for the results window to come up


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Waec Result 2021

I completed in 2021 but do I need to buy a scratch card to check my WAEC result?

The council has already given each candidate its result checker PIN and Serial Number. You can check the Smart Identity Card used during the conduct of the examination to check for your Result Checker PIN and Serial Number.

But in case you have exceeded the number of checks or you’ve misplaced your PIN and serial number, you will need to visit the WAEC Request Management System portal to order your PIN online.

Candidates interested in purchasing the e-PIN/result checker can do that on the council’s Request Management System portal. Follow the procedure below to buy WAEC result checker PIN:


  1. Go to the WAEC Request Management System portal
  2. Your Transaction Ref No will be generated automatically.
  3. Under the Select a Request Type option, pick Request For Service from the list of options.
  4. Under the Select a Request option, pick Sale of WAEC Direct Result Checker for the list of options.
  5. Now enter your NamePhone Number and Email Address in the required columns.
  6. Finally, click on Proceed to Online payment to make payment and access your WAEC result checker PIN.


You don’t need to purchase any scratch card/pin to access your result. Check your Smart Identity Card for your Result Checker PIN and Serial Number.

  • STEP 1: Check your WAEC results here
  • STEP 2: In the required column, enter your WAEC Examination Number.
  • STEP 3: Choose 2022 as your Examination Year.
  • STEP 4: Choose your examination type, i.e. SCHOOL CANDIDATE RESULT.
  • STEP 5: Fill in the Card Serial Number.
  • STEP 6: Enter your card’s PIN.
  • STEP 7: Finally, click the “Submit” button to obtain your WAEC result.



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Checking WAEC Result Via SMS

Send SMS in the format below:

To short-code 32327 (MTN, Airtel & Glo subscribers)

For example -: WAEC*4250101001*123456789012*2022


  • Ensure you adhere strictly to the format above. There should be no space in the message.
  • Wait for your WAEC result to be delivered to your phone via SMS. (SMS Cost N30 Only)



Problem Checking WAEC Result?

If you have a problem checking your WAEC result online or via SMS, simply follow the procedure below.

Kindly send the following details to [email protected] for verification and assistance:

  1. Error message displayed.
    2. Your examination number.
    3. Type of Exam.
    4. Year of Exam.


Waec Registration Portal

WAEC Online Registration for WASSCE PRIVATE CANDIDATES. Below is a list of steps that you will go through to complete this registration. Go through these steps carefully, making sure you have the necessary information required before you proceed.
1.  MANUAL FOR WASSCE PRIVATE CANDIDATESClick here to download a copy of the Manual for Registration for the 2022 WASSCE FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES.

Refer to the manual for the following:

  • Notes for the Guidance of Candidates
  • Directions to Candidates
  • Rules and Regulations of the Examination
  • List of prescribed texts for English Language (Core) 2 for the examination
  • List of set texts for Literature- in- English

Click here to download a copy of the of the time table for the WASSCE FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES

3.  LIST OF MUSIC SET PIECESClick here to download a copy of the music set pieces for the 2022 WASSCE FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES

4.  SET OF LITERATURE BOOKSClick here to download a copy of the set of literature books for the 2022 WASSCE FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES

5.  SPECIAL NEEDS FORMClick here to download a copy of the special need form

6.  PRACTICAL VENUESClick here to download a copy of your practical venues

7.  Click here to download the WAEC Biometric Software

8.  Click here to download scheme of Examination

9.  Click here to download prescribed texts for English Language (Core) paper 2

10.  Click here Click here to download prescribed texts for Ghanaian Languages



Read Also: BECE: 5 Things Every Candidate Must Know


Waec Internet Solution is a website without age restrictions, so you can safely browse it. It seems that team has yet to grow their social media activity, as the major social networks contain little or no materials related to this domain.

For BECE Private Candidate, Login ID is your Index Number. Press Enter for Password.



Waec Website

Click here and fill in your details appropriately:


  1. Enter your Index Number.
  2. Select the Type of Examination (e.g.  WASSCE).
  3. Select your Examination Year eg. 2003.
  4. Enter the Serial Number found on the Voucher.
  5. Enter the 12-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your Voucher eg. 012345678912.
  6. Confirm your Index Number and Examination Year. This is to ensure that your examination information is correct.
  7. Click on Submit and wait for the display in the popup window. This may take several minutes.



Wassce Timetable

Getting the official Timetable remains paramount as it will help help you to identify your date, time of exams hence the exam Board won’t be held responsible if you fail to show up on the date of the exam. In the event that you miss your exams certainly there will be nothing like rescheduling


Here is how you can download the waec timetable:


  • Make sure you are connect to the internet
  • Then log on to waec portal
  • Navigate to WAEC Timetable section and click on download
  • You can download the timetable once it’s out.


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Passing Waec with Timetable and Syllabus

Most WAEC candidate have the bad habit of waiting till the exam date get close before they will start reading their books, this is very bad honestly as it will definitely put you on the hot sit of WAEC.

It’s better you plan your self now by practicing with WAEC past question and syllabus as this will position you very well ahead of time.

Immediately you get access to the WAEC Timetable, it’s advisable you go through it gently because the Timetable is vast and looks confusing a lot. Make the date your exams fall and jot it down on a piece of paper, if possible paste it on the wall. Try and create a reading schedule with the aid of the Timetable for yourself.

Most students don’t really know or understand the enormous power the WAEC Timetable has, most take it for granted not knowing that their success in this exam might lie in the timetable.


  • The WAEC table will help you know the date and time of the exams
  • Once you know when you have your exams you plain ahead of time, so the WAEC Timetable will help you plan your reading ahead of time
  • The WAEC Timetable will help you tackle those important subject and to also pay attention to them


Looking at the WAEC timetable you will agree with me that it’s not easy to comprehend, because of the fact that it contains a lot of subjects that has nothing to do with you.

Normally you registered for just 9 subjects and practicals that comes with science subject however looking carefully at the WAEC Timetable you get confuse the more. Let show you the next line of action to take.

  • Get a sheet of paper and write down the subject you registered for.
  • Use this subject to form a timetable.
  • Paste your timetable on the wall or any place of your choice for easy access.
  • Create a reading /study time from the timetable.
  • Finally double your reading habit.


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How To Study For Waec

WAEC is now a determining factor in university, polytechnic and college of education admission process, I will advise you all to take this exam very serious.

Try your best to answer each and every question very well. Avoid anything that will make the exam body withheld your result, don’t engage in any activity that will bring your results to jeopardy.


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