WAEC GCE 2024 Registration Now Open: Exam Dates, Fees, and New CBT Format


WAEC GCE 2024 Registration Now Open: Exam Dates, Fees, and New CBT Format

Are you planning to take the WAEC GCE in 2024? The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has just announced the registration details for the first series of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates. But what's new this year, and how can you ensure your registration is successful? With the introduction of biometric features and a mix of computer-based and traditional exams, let's delve into what you need to know to be fully prepared.

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has heralded a significant opportunity for private candidates aiming to sit for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) 2024. With the official announcement of the commencement of registration for the first series, it’s essential for you to grasp every detail to ensure a seamless registration process.
📅 Registration Open WASSCE Private Candidates 2024-First Series
🌐 Exam Format Hybrid (CBT and Paper-Based)
💻 Mock Exam Online Platform Familiarisation
💷 Exam Fee N27,000 + N500 Bank/Agent Commission
🗓️ Exam Dates 31 Jan – 17 Feb 2024
📍 Examination Towns Dopemu, Egbe, Ijegun, etc.
🌐 Website www.waeconline.org.ng
🛂 Biometric Feature For Validation at Exam Centres

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Overview of WASSCE for Private Candidates
Bi-annual Series for Private Candidates

WAEC conducts the WASSCE for Private Candidates in two series annually. These include the First Series (Jan/Feb) and the Second Series (Aug/Sept). This structure provides flexibility for private candidates to choose the series that best fits their preparation schedule.
Incorporation of Biometric Features

A pivotal update in the 2023 WAEC GCE registration is the inclusion of biometric features. This modern approach is designed to facilitate validation processes at examination centres. It underscores WAEC’s commitment to maintaining the integrity and security of the examination process.
Transition to Computer Based Exams

The 2024 WAEC GCE will predominantly be a Computer Based Test (CBT). The Objective papers will be fully conducted via CBT. However, the examination will adopt a hybrid format for essay and test of Practicals, where questions will be displayed on screens while you capture your answers on paper.

WAEC GCE: Online Mock Examination for Candidates

An Online Mock examination will be available for registered candidates. This initiative aims to familiarize you with the testing platform, ensuring you are well-prepared for the actual examination. Details regarding the date and modalities of the Mock test will be communicated in due time.
Important Dates and Locations
Examination Schedule

The examination is scheduled to commence from 31st January and will conclude on 17th February 2024.
Examination Towns

The examination will be conducted in various towns, including Dopemu, Egbe, Ijegun, Ogba, Yaba, Ilupeju, Oshodi, Okota, and Ejigbo.
How to Apply for the 2023 WAEC GCE

The examination fee is set at N27,000. Additionally, candidates are required to pay a commission of N500 to the accredited Banks or Agents.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

Alternatively, candidates can explore any of the following cashless payment channels included in the new advert to procure the registration token with a credit/debit card.

After obtaining the Registration PIN, candidates should log on to https://registration.waecdirect.org/ for registration.

NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (NIN):Each Candidate is expected to have a National Identification Number for the Registration exercise.

CANDIDATES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: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

COMPLETION OF REGISTRATION: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.

GENERAL INFORMATIONCandidates should view the Information VCD before they register for the examination
Candidates should note that the 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 a digital camera. The specification of the digital camera should be Microsoft HD 3000. The passport photographs must be of good quality BLACK & WHITE OR COLOUR (JPEG File only, 275 by 314 pixels with 72 dbi resolution) and with a CONTRASTING 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, visit www.waecnigeria.org
Candidates should study the Regulations and Syllabuses for the examination which they can download from WAEC website (www.waeconline.org.ng) 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 candidates’ 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

DEADLINE: January 8, 2024.

As a private candidate preparing for the WAEC GCE 2024, it’s crucial to stay informed and adhere to the guidelines to ensure a successful registration and examination experience. This is your step towards unlocking future academic and professional opportunities.
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