2023 WAEC GCE Registration Form | Aug/Sept [2nd Series]
2023 WAEC GCE Second Series Registration Form: West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates [WAEC GCE] Second (2nd) Series [August/September] Online Registration Form | Payment | Price | Closing Date for 2022/2023 Session.
This is to inform intending candidates of WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2023 - Second Series that e-registration for the examination commenced on Monday 10th July - Friday 13th October, 2023.

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), began the conduct of two series of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates in 2018.

The Second Series Examination for 2023 will be conducted in October, 2023.

The WASSCE for Private Candidates 2023 - Second Series would be an urban-based examination. It is intended to help candidates, who have deficiencies in their WASSCE results, bridge the gap.

Thirty Six (36) Subjects will be available for the Examination. Intending candidates for the examination are, therefore, strongly advised to visit the link – www.waecnigeria.org- to confirm available examination towns and subjects before obtaining the registration PIN.

RECOMMENDED: WAEC GCE Exam Timetable | Aug/Sept 2nd Series.

REMINDER: WASSCE Private Candidate 2023, SECOND SERIES Normal Registration is on-going. Closing date for Generation of PIN is Friday 13th October, 2023. Intending candidates are to finish their Biometrics capturing and Online Upload by 11:59pm on Sunday, October 15, 2023.



Intending candidates for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) are hereby informed that the Private Candidates, 2023 - Second Series registration will be online.

Prospective candidates can either purchase the registration pin themselves online and proceed to a cyber cafe to register or do all the registration process in an approved registration cyber cafes.

Candidates can obtain their registration pin online by clicking HERE.

After obtaining the Registration PIN. candidates should log on to www.waeconline.org.ng for registration. Candidates should also note that the registration procedure has been designed to accommodate biometric features that will be used for validation at the examination centres.


Each Candidate is expected to have a National Identification Number for the Registration exercise. SEE: WAEC Makes NIN Compulsory for SSCE Registration.



Candidates are expected to pay a registration fee of Eighteen Thousand Naira only (N18,000) at branches of any of the following banks or any accredited agent and obtain the registration PIN and the information VCD:

Access Bank Plc First Bank of Nig. Plc. Sterling Bank Plc Zenith Bank Plc
Access (Diamond) Bank Plc First City Monument Bank Plc Skye 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 BankPlc

In addition, candidates will be required to pay Five Hundred Naira (N500.00) commission to the banks/accredited agents.

NOTE: Sales of PIN for the 2023 August WAEC GCE Second Series Examination Pin can be obtained via Remita OR via VTPASS Platform.

After PIN purchase, registration to be completed at https://registration.waecdirect.org/Register/Start


The normal registration period is from Monday 10th July - Friday 13th October, 2023. Candidates who purchased the registration pin and are yet to register have until Friday 13th October, 2023 to complete their registration before the final closure of registration portal on Sunday, October 15, 2023 by 11:59pm.

After obtaining the registration PIN, candidates should log on to for registration. Candidates should also note that the registration procedure has been designed to accommodate biometric features that will be used for validation at the examination centres.

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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.

This will serve as their photo card during the examination. The result checker PIN will also be on the photo card.

Only Digital Personal Scanner should be used for fingerprint registration.

See Also: WAEC GCE Registration Form Template | Download & Print


Candidates with disabilities /impairment will also register online like other candidates but they must clearly state their disabilities /impairment e.g blind, low vision, spastic, speech, etc.


Candidates who wish to register for the examination after the close of entries may be accommodated as "Walk-in-Candidates" provided they register not less than twenty four hours to the scheduled time of the paper (s) they intend to write. The "Walk-in-Candidates" fee is Thirty Thousand Five Naira (N30,500.00) only.

See: WAEC GCE 'Walk-in Candidates' Registration Guidelines


(1) Candidates should view the Information VCD before they register for the examination.
(2) Candidates should note that examination fees are 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.

Passport Capture Specification

WAEC Passport Capture Specification

1)Both eyes must be visible.
2)Image must not be blurry.Very Clear.
3)Ears need to show.

1)Face must be clear and visible.
2)The face must be centralized.

1)Head section must be at least 0.5 cm margin from the upper border.
2)Head must not tilt to the left or right.

1)No image in the background.
2)Background may be white or grey.

1)The edges of the picture must not be distorted by objects.
2)Picture Dimension 275x314 and size of 7 to 15kb must be adhered to.

1)Adequate lighting must be provided to brighten the face.

(5) Candidates should study the Regulations and Syllabuses as well as the Timetable for the examination, Sample Scheme and Questions which they can download from WAEC's website ( ) using their registration PIN.

(6) All candidates must go to their examination halls in mufti and without arms. No professional uniform of any kind will be allowed in the examination hall.

(7) The entire results of candidates who sit for the examination in more than one centre will be cancelled.

(8) Smoking is not allowed in the examination hall.

(9) Any candidate that comes into the examination hall with mobile phone and /or electronic or communication gadgets will have his or her entire results cancelled.

(10) All candidates must ensure that their entries are correctly uploaded, as the Council will not be held responsible for errors in candidates' particulars. No request for correction will be entertained on any information which 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 cancelled but may be prosecuted.

(13) Candidates must ensure they provide valid email address and telephone number (s) during registration.

(14) All candidates MUST be prepared to observe any other Regulations.