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WAEC GCE 2023 Registration Form [Second Series] is Out

WAEC GCE Second Series 2023 Registration Begins.

The Waec GCE second series 2023 registration form is now out. This is to inform intending candidates for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates, 2023 – Second Series that the registration has commenced.

The WAEC Second series is the existing WASSCE for Private Candidates examination which is normally written between August /September of every year.

The WASSCE for Private Candidates 2021 – Second Series would be an Urban-Based Examination. Thirty-six [36] Subjects will be available for the Examination. Intending candidates for the examination are strongly advised to visit http://www.waecnigeria.org to confirm available examination towns and subjects before obtaining the registration PIN. waec office building

How to Apply for WAEC GCE Second Series 2023.

Candidates are 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;
– First Bank of Nig. Ltd;
– Sterling Bank Plc
– Zenith Bank Plc;
– Diamond Bank Plc;
– First City Monument Bank Plc;
– Polaris Bank Plc;
– Union Bank of Nigeria Plc;
– Ecobank Ltd;
– Guaranty Trust Bank Plc;
– Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc;
– United Bank for Africa Plc;
– Fidelity Bank Plc;
– Heritage Bank Plc;
– Standard Chartered Bank Plc;
– Unity Bank Plc;
– WEMA Bank Plc
– Jaiz Bank.

In addition, candidates must pay a Five Hundred Naira (N500.00) commission to the banks /accredited agents. After obtaining the Registration PIN, candidates should log on to https://registration.waecdirect.org/SecondSeries.html for online application.

Candidates with special needs will also register online like other candidates but must dearly state their disabilities e.g. blind, low vision, spastic, speech, 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 /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. Only a Digital Personal Scanner should be used for fingerprint registration.

Candidates should also note that the 2021 WAEC GCE registration procedure has been designed to accommodate biometric features that will be used for validation at the examination centers.


  1. Candidates should view the Information VCD before they register for the examination.
  2. Candidates should note that the registration fee is not refundable.
  3. Candidates should print the examination Timetable at the completion of their registration.
  4. Entries must be uploaded with good-quality passport-size photographs, not “wait and get” photographs. The background of such photographs MUST NOT BE BLUE OR RED. The size should be 275 by 314 pixels. Entries with unacceptable passport photographs will be rejected.
  5. Candidates should study the Regulations and Syllabuses as well as the Timetable for the examination which they can download from the WAEC website (http://www.waeconline.org.ng/) using the Registration PIN.
  6. Candidates must go to examination halls in mufti and without arms. No professional uniform of any kind will be allowed in the examination halls.
  7. The entire results of candidates who sit the examination in more than one centre will be canceled.
  8. Smoking is not allowed in the examination hall.
  9. Any candidate who comes into the examination hall with a mobile phone(s) and /or electronic gadget(s) will have his or her entire results canceled.
  10. Candidates must ensure that their entries are correctly completed before uploading as the Council will not be held responsible for errors in candidates’ particulars. Request for correction will NOT BE entertained on any information that a candidate voluntarily gives at the point of registration as soon as the examination commences.
  11. Candidates must come into the examination hall with their original Photo Cards.
  12. Candidates who engage in examination malpractice will not only have their results canceled but may be prosecuted.

Closing Date.

The normal registration ends on Sunday, 15th August, 2023. Please note that registration for walk-in candidates will commence after this period.

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