The popularly known Nigeria WAEC examination or WAEC GCE results is simply the Board responsible for the registration and management of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), a type of standardized test in West Africa including Nigeria and Ghana. It is administered by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). It is only offered to candidates residing in Anglophone West African countries. The academic school-leaving qualification awarded upon successful completion of the exams is the West African Senior School Certificate (WASSC).
There are two different types of the examination:
- WASSCE May/June is the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for school candidates. It is taken by final year students in
senior secondary schools. They wear their respective school uniforms. This examination is offered during summer (April to May), and the results are available by August.
- WASSCE Nov/Dec, also known as General Certificate Examination (GCE) or WAEC GCE, is a private examination and uniforms are not required but biometric registration is compulsory as in the former. This examination is only offered during autumn and it is usually taken by secondary school leavers who want to correct deficiencies in their results. The results are available by December.
Nigeria WAEC GCE Results 2019: How To Check And Print Result Online
Here we shall discuss how to check the results.
Getting set to check your WAEC GCE results?
Its not so fast. You need to get your results checker card from WAEC office or accredited dealers close by for N500 (five hundred naira only). Then you need to get an internet enabled device such as mobile phone, laptop, desktop etc and internet data. Once you get these, you may now proceed to check the results online.
Before you go online to check your results and print it, I would advise you check through SMS first. It will only cost you N30 (thirty naira only). Its simple and anyone can do it. You will also get your results in few minutes. You don’t need anything other than your details and the results checker PIN. Please ensure you have sufficient airtime balance before you send the SMS. This service is available for MTN, Glo and Airtel subscribers. Here is how to check your WAEC GCE results via SMS;
How To Check Your Nigeria WAEC Result 2019 Via SMS
- On your mobile phone, navigate to the SMS menu
- Type message in this format WAEC*ExamNo*PIN*ExamYear that is, if your exam number is 7890123456, exam year is 2018 and PIN to be 1234567890123 then simply type WAEC*7890123456*1234567890123*2018
- Verify the details and forward to 32327.
- You will get your results in few minutes via SMS.
After seeing the results, you may decide whether or not to print it. If you will like to print it,kindly follow the steps below to view the results online and print it
How To Check And Print Your Nigeria WAEC Result Online
- Log on to the WAEC website, www.waecdirect.org
- At the left hand side of the web page, you will see few forms to fill to check your results. Fill in the details beginning with exam number, the year, Card Serial Number, PIN and select private candidate results.
- Verify all details and if there is no error, click on submit
The results will be displayed on the next page.
- To print, simply press the keys Crl with P and the printing block will come up. Check the settings and print. If you are checking via business center, its best to call for assistance for the printing.
It is worthy of note that sometimes the whole results may not be released and that means you need to exercise patience and check back. Also, keep at heart that your results checker card can only be used five (5) times. This include checking your results via SMS too.
If you need any assistance, please speak with any accredited WAEC agents you have around. You may visit the WAEC GCE results office in your state in case of any serious issue.
About the Nigeria WAEC GCE examination and results management board
Examinations Council (WAEC) is an examination board established by law to determine the examinations required in the public interest in the English-speaking West African countries, to conduct the examinations and to award certificates comparable to those of equivalent examining authorities internationally. Established in 1952, the council has contributed to education in Anglophonic countries of West Africa (Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and the Gambia), with the number of examinations they have coordinated, and certificates they have issued. They also formed an endowment fund, to contribute to the education in West Africa, through lectures, and aid to those who cannot afford education.
Dr. Adeyegbe, former HNO of WAEC Nigeria (2004) said “the council has developed a team of well-trained and highly motivated staff, and has administered Examinations that are valid and relevant to the educational aspirations of member countries”. In a year, over three million candidates registered for the exams coordinated by WAEC. The council also helps other examination bodies (both local and international) in coordinating Examinations.
Candidate Information Candidate Number 2111345015 Candidate Name YRIAH, JASON Z Examination W A S S C E (Regular), 2019 Centre TAPPEH MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL EXT. Subjects/Grades ECONOMICS F9 GEOGRAPHY F9 HISTORY F9 LITERATURE-IN-ENGLISH E8 ENGLISH LANGUAGE E8 MATHEMATICS (CORE) F9 BIOLOGY E8 CHEMISTRY F9 PHYSICS F9 Card Information Card Use 1 of 5 ]]==WAEC grading system ==
|A1||Excellent||75% – 100%||1|
|B2||Very good||70% – 74%||2|
|B3||Good||65% – 69%||3|
|C5||Credit||55% – 59%||5|
|C6||Credit||50% – 54%||6|
|D7||Pass||45% – 49%||7|
|E8||Pass||40% – 44%||8|
|F9||Fail||0% – 39%||9|
HISTORY of the Nigeria WAEC GCE ressults and examination
The University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, University of London School Examinations Matriculation Council and West African Departments of Education met in 1948, concerning education in West Africa. The meeting was called to discuss the future policy of education in West Africa. At the meeting, they appointed Dr. George Barker Jeffery (Director of the University Of London Institute Of Education) to visit some West African countries, so as to see the general education level and requirements in West Africa. At the end of Jeffery’s three-month visit (December 1949 – March 1950) to Ghana, the Gambia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria, he tendered a report (since known as Jeffery report) strongly supporting the need for a West African Examination Council, and making detailed recommendations on the composition and duties of the Council. Following this report, the groups met with the governments of these countries, and they agreed on establishing a West African Examination Council, fully adopting Jeffery’s recommendations.
The Establishment of the Council
The legislative assemblies of Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, and the Gambia passed an ordinance (West African Examinations Council Ordinance NO. 40) approving the West African Examination Council in Dec 1951. The Ordinance agreed to the coordination of exams, and issuing of certificates to students in individual countries by the West African Examination Council. Liberia later issued their ordinance in 1974, at the annual meeting held in Lagos, Nigeria. After the success of forming an examination council, the council called a first meeting in Accra, Ghana on March 1953. In the meeting, the registrar briefed everybody about the progress of the council. In that same meeting, five committees were formed to assist the council. These committees are: Administrative and Finance Committee, School Examinations Committee, Public Service Examinations Committee, The Professional, Technical and Commercial Examinations Committee, and the Local Committee. The total number of people present for this meeting was 26.
Attendance of first meeting
Below is the list of people who were present during the first meeting held by the West African Examination Council.
- Mr. A. N Galsworthy (Chairman of the Council)
- George Barker Jeffery (Chief Secretary of the West African Inter-Territorial Secretariat)
- Mr. J. L. Brereton (Secretary of the Cambridge Syndicate)
- 13 members nominated by the governments of Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, and the Gambia.
- 10 Observers, one of whom was Constance Rulka, who would later become the Chief Examiner, and, appointed Assistant Registrar of the West African Examinations Council, and put in charge of examinations in English at all levels in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and the Gambia.
50th birthday celebration
On March 2002, the Council celebrated their 50th anniversary in Abuja, Nigeria. The theme of the Anniversary was “WAEC: 50 years of Excellence”. All member countries joined in the celebration in their respective countries, apart from the general celebration in Abuja, Nigeria. During this anniversary the book, “The West African Examinations Council (1952-2002): Half a century of Commitment to Excellence and Regional Cooperation”, was launched.