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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is the statutory examination body that was created to arbitrate the set of examinations needed for use in West African English speaking countries. Also, it is charged with the responsibility of organising such examinations, and also to award certificates that also equivalent to those of examining authorities internationally. 

The establishment of the West African Examination Council won’t have been possible without the efforts of The University of Cambridge local examinations syndicate. In 1948, in collaboration with other bodies, they met on issues regarding education in West Africa after which Dr George Baker Jeffery was appointed to visit several West African countries. At the end of his visit, he recommended the creation of the West African Examination Council. In 1951, countries like Nigeria, Ghana, the Gambia and Sierra Leone passed an ordinance to the establishment of the council. However, the West African Examination Council was officially established, and operations began in 1952 at its headquarters in Ghana. 

How to check WAEC result

You can check your WAEC result when it’s released by the Council on the result checking portal. However, you will need your smart identity card that has on it your result checker pin and serial or you will have to buy a scratch from any of the council offices nationwide or from an accredited dealer. 


You can check your result using the following steps: 

  1. Click on the 2019 WAEC result checking platform here. Input your Examination number in the space provided
  2. Choose your examination year, i.e. 2018
  3. Proceed and choose the examination type you took part in, i.e. PRIVATE CANDIDATE RESULT
  4. Make you input your card serial number
  5. Input your pin that is on your smart identity card or your scratch card. 
  6. Lastly, click on the ‘‘Submit’’ icon to display your result.  

How to check WAEC result without scratch card

Many candidates have been asking if it’s possible to check their WAEC result without using a scratch card.

There’s no way you can check your WAEC 2019 result without a scratch card because it contains the needed details to use in checking the result. If you want to check your result, you need a scratch card. 

I have good news for you. You can now check your WAEC result without buying a scratch card because the required details to check the result on WAEC result checkers platform are provided to the candidates in their smart identity card that was given to candidates during registration. The details on the smart identity card includes result checking pin and serial number. 

With the result checker pin and the serial number, candidates can checker their results on the WAEC 2019 result checker portal by following the steps instructed in the previous section of this article. 

How to upload WAEC result on JAMB portal or website

Recently, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) issued a statement that no candidates using awaiting O’level result can be offered admission into any of the tertiary institutions in Nigeria. This means that candidates (prospective students) would have to upload their O’level results on the JAMB CAPS e-facility so as to be considered for admission. 

In this section, I will be showing you hot to upload WAEC result on JAMB portal. Using the following steps, you can successfully upload your O’level result on the JAMB CAPS portal.

  1. You have to print your WAEC result from the WAEC result checking portal
  2. Go to an accredited JAMB CBT centre, ask them to upload your WAEC result on the CAPS portal
  3. You need your JAMB profile code and Email used during your JAMB registration 
  4. Check on your JAMB profile if your WAEC result has been successfully uploaded. 

If you have successfully followed the previous steps, you are now eligible to be considered for admission. 

How to buy WAEC scratch card online

Candidates that want to check their result online and have misplaced their smart identity card would have to purchase the WAEC scratch card form either any of WAEC states office across the country or through any trustworthy sales partner of the council. 

I will recommend candidates to make their purchase from They are one of the leading WAEC sales partners and their delivery is very fast. I will show you how to buy WAEC scratch card from their website.

  1. Click on the website here
  2. You will see a catalogue of different educational examinations cards available, simply select the ‘‘BUY WAEC RESULT CHECKER ONLINE’’ option 
  3. The price will be displayed, the price tag for the card is N850 on 
  4. You will select the ‘Buy instant pin’ option and select the amount of quantities you want. 
  5. Then, click on the ‘Proceed’ button, you will have to provide your ATM details at this stage. 
  6. After making the payment, the pin and the serial number of the card you purchased will be sent to the email or through SMS to the phone number you provided instantly. 

These are the steps required to buy WAEC scratch card online.

When is WAEC 2019, 2018 and 2017 starting?

The date for the commencement of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) SSCE for 2019/2020 has been released. It scheduled to start on from the 8th April, 2019 and end on the 31st May, 2019. 

While the WASSCE for May/June 2018 is slated to commence on 3rd April to 15th May.

Also, the WASSCE for May/June 2017 is scheduled to hold from 13th March 2017 to 4th April, 2017. 

When will WAEC result be out for 2020?

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) usually announces the official release of the result of the May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination through a nationwide press conference led by their public relations officer. 

The results for the 2020 May/June WASSCE is not yet out but it is expected to be out in July 2020. It will be posted on our website when it’s released. Ensure you have your smart identity card which contains your result checking pin and the serial number to be able to check your result when it’s released. 

How much is WAEC scratch card?

Reports from the official handle of WAEC on twitter shows that the official price for WAEC scratch card or electronic voucher is N700. This comes at a time where many are asking how much is WAEC scratch card? You can obtain the WAEC scratch card at any of WAEC state offices, designated banks and through any online dealer. 

How to check WAEC result using phone

Candidates can now check their WAEC result with phone using the new method released by the council. This improved method is easy and quick to use. 

Simply follow these steps on how to check WAEC result using a phone

  1. Ensure you have up to N30 on your mobile phone airtime balance
  2. Send an SMS to 32327 using this pattern 
  • Number*PIN*Examination year
  • this format is only applicable for MTN, Celtel & Glo subscribers.
  1. Finally, wait a few minutes for your result to be sent to you via SMS. 

How much is WAEC GCE form?

The WASSCE for private candidates is the examination organised by the WAEC council for candidates that aren’t students of a secondary school. It’s popularly called WAEC GCE; its registration starts typically from 15th Oct 2019 to 12th Jan 2020.

The price for the WAEC GCE form is N13, 950 (thirteen thousand, nine hundred fifty naira only). You will have to pay N500 as commission to the banks or accredited agents like commercial banks when making the payment for the registration. 

When is WAEC result coming out 2017?

The West African Examination Council ensures that the result of any of their statutory examination is released 60 days after the completion of the examination. This is applicable for the May/June Examination for schools candidates and the Nov/Dec Examination for private candidates. 

The result for the WASSCE 2017 has officially been released. Candidates can now proceed to the council online result checking portal to check their results. You will need your smart identity card or a scratch card/ voucher pin to be able to access your result.

Congratulations on your results. 

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