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The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has announced the commencement of the general certificate examination, WAEC GCE 2020 registration second series.

After concluding the first series exam in January, many thought the COVID-19 outbreak will hamper the commencement of the registration of the second series, but the board has announced the registration will commence, filling GCE form is not difficult but candidates should note that the GCE form CANNOT BE FILLED ON MOBILE PHONES.

WAEC GCE 2020 registration

WAEC GCE 2020 registration

The board announced that the sale of the WAEC GCE 2020 registration form (second series) will be from June 10th, 2020 and till the end of July, July 31st, 2020.

Candidates who intends to sit for the forthcoming GCE registration should note that, extending date of registration is solely prerogative of the board and they can only decide to extend or not, meaning, intending candidates should ensure they obtain the GCE form as early as possible. The process of registration is outlined below from obtaining the GCE form to data capturing and others.

For the purpose of newbies, lets explain some terms:


GCE means general certificate examination, it is an examination meant for people who are unable to make their results in their SENIOR SECONDARY CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (SSCE). It also serves as avenue for people who wants to further their education but needs O’level result.


GCE used to be done previously only in November/December which used to be the only one written in a year while WASSCE in MAY/JUNE.

WAEC GCE 2020 registration

WAEC GCE 2020 registration


WAEC GCE 2020 registration

WAEC GCE 2020 registration

In January 2018, WAEC commenced the FIRST SERIES OF GCE (JANUARY/FEBRUARY), making the November/December exam the second series. However, the November/December series is now written in September/October with registration commencement in June/July.



As it has been in recent years, the WAEC GCE 2020 registration will also be done online.

Intending candidates are advised to log on to WAEC website, to read other information necessary.

Candidates are to purchase PIN from any of the designated banks or retailing agents, then proceed to any WAEC GCE registration center for biometric capturing.


Candidates are to pay the sum of N14450 being payment for N13950 for PIN and bank charge of 500. This can be purchased from any of the branches of the banks listed by WAEC or any accredited agent.

Candidates will also be given VCD upon successful purchase of the pin.


  1. Ecobank Plc
  2. Fidelity Bank Plc
  3. WEMA Bank Plc
  4. Unity Bank Plc
  5. Access Bank Plc
  6. Second Bank of Nig. Ltd.
  7. First City Monument Bank Plc
  8. Guaranty Trust Bank Plc
  9. Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc
  10. Standard Chartered Bank Plc
  11. Zenith Bank Plc
  12. United Bank for Africa Plc
  13. Unity Bank Plc
  14. Diamond Bank Plc
  15. Heritage Bank Plc
  16. Sterling Bank Plc
  17. Polaris Bank Ltd

As said earlier, candidates are required to pay additional five hundred naira (500.00) as commission to banks and agents.

After successful purchase of the WAEC GCE 2020 REGISTRATION PIN, candidates should proceed to the registration portal for validation, but this can only be done after successful biometric capturing.

Candidates should however note that there are two types of PINS and they should ensure they purchase the right pin for registration.


The following information are made available to students by WAEC for smooth registration, candidates are advised to read through and thoroughly.

CANDIDATES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: Candidates with disabilities (special needs) are also to register online like every other candidate but MUST ensure they state their disabilities clearly e.g speech problem, spastic, blindness, low vision and others.

 WALK-IN-CANDIDATES: Candidates have the grace of registration after the close of entries stated on WAEC website. These category of candidates are regarded as “Walk-in-Candidates”.

This grace is only valid until twenty-four hours (a day) before the first paper the candidate intends to write.

However, Walk-in-Candidates pay a different sum of money from what other candidates pay. Walk-in-Candidates are to pay the sum Thirty Thousand Five Hundred Naira (N30,500.00), only.

COMPLETION OF REGISTRATION: It is COMPULSORY candidates’ complete registration after two weeks of biometric capturing. Candidates are to ensure they give accurate information like gender, disability, date of birth, subjects, preferred examination local government and town, residential and postal addresses etc.

After successful biometric capturing, candidates are to print their Photo Card and are advised to make photocopies and keep in a safe place, the photo card contains vital information about the candidate eg Registration Number, Centre Number, Pin for result checking after release of results etc.

The Photo Card is the candidate’s ID CARD during examination, candidates without the photo card will not be allowed to sit for the examination.

Note: After purchasing your PIN, you are advised to keep your pin from people as it can be used by any other person.


  1. The WAEC GCE registration fee is not refundable
  2. Candidates are advised to always visit the WAEC portal to download updated timetable for the examination
  3. The required passport specification is that, the background MUST not be coloured, the size MUST be 275 by 214 pixels, well the DIGITA persona camera will do justice to that.
  4. Mobile phones and other electronic gadgets are not allowed into the examination hall.
  5. Candidates who appears to sit in two examination halls will have his/her entire results cancelled.
  6. The Photo Card is the only means of entrance into the examination hall, candidates without the Photo card will be denied entrance into the examination hall.
  7. Smoking and drinking is not allowed in the examination hall.
  8. Candidates must ensure they provide valid email address and phone numbers during registration, so they can easily be contacted if need be.
  9. The results of candidates who engage in examination malpractice will have their results cancelled and will be handed over to appropriate authorities for prosecution.
  10. Candidates are to sit for the exams in mufti, professional uniforms are not allowed even from the men of the armed forces, firearms and other ammunitions are also disallowed from the examination hall.
  11. Candidates are strongly advised to crosscheck their data before its uploaded as WAEC will not be responsible for errors made during registration. However, corrections to entries can only be made before the commencement of the examination.
  12. All intending candidates should download WAEC Syllabuses for individual subjects on WAECs portal ( for adequate preparation for the examination.
  13. Candidates should also download and study the regulations on WAECs portal. (
  14. All candidates will be given a VCD after successful purchase of PIN, candidates are advised to watch the VCD for proper information.
  15. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic outbreak, there definitely will be guidelines for candidates, Candidates must be ready to COMPLY with all given COVID-19 Regulations

From all of us at, we wish good luck in your forthcoming examination.


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