2023 WAEC GCE 'Walk-in Candidates' Registration | 1st & 2nd Series
West African Examinations Council (WAEC) 2023 'Walk-in Candidates' January/February (1st) and August/September Second (2nd) Series Registration Fees, Guidelines and Deadline for Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) Candidates for 2022/2023 Session [UPDATED].
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) wishes to to inform all candidates who couldn't register for the WAEC GCE Registration (1st and 2nd Series) examinations during the normal registration window that they can utilize the opportunity of the new scheme introduced by the council called i.e. Walk-in candidates.

2023 WAEC GCE Walk-in Candidates Introduction

The 2023  WAEC GCE ’Walk-in Candidates’ registration is for intending candidates of  the January/February - First Series OR August/September - 2nd Series WASSCE, who were unable to register during the normal registration period.

This scheme provides interested candidates register and sit for the examination as ‘walk-in candidates’.

2023 WAEC GCE Walk-in Candidates Registration Period

The ’walk-in candidates’ registration will commence after the deadline for normal registration and continue throughout the duration of the examination.

2023 WAEC GCE as a Walk-in Candidates Registration Guidelines

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.

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2023 WAEC GCE Walk-in Candidates Registration Fees

The “Walk-in- Candidates” fee is Thirty Five Thousand, Five Hundred Naira (N35,500.00) only.

All You Need to Know About the WAEC 2023 ''Walk-in-Candidates Registration

The West African Senior School Certificate Examination for Private Candidates (WASSCE – P), as the name implies, is simply for private, out-of-school candidates.

Prospective candidates enrol for the examination after the float of entries, either during the normal entry period or through the walk-in-candidates option.

The NORMAL entry period lasts very close to the beginning of the examination. The close of normal entries is supposed to end access to the examination. In which case, no prospective candidate can register for the examination any more after the close of the normal entry period.

However, in an attempt to assist prospective candidates who missed out on the normal registration exercise due to one reason or the other, the walk-in-candidate option was devised and introduced to the pre-examination (registration) process.

Thus, it enables prospective candidates to participate in the examination without necessarily having to wait till next year’s diet.

Highlights of Walk-in-Candidates:

  1. It obtains only in the Private Candidates Examination; it is not obtainable in the School Candidates Examination.
  2. There is only one central centre per state. The walk-in-candidates are not mixed up with the normal candidates. The centre is to be sited close to where the WAEC Office is located.
  3. A prospective candidate reports in person to the Zonal or Branch Office of residence for registration. Enrolment can only be done in the WAEC Branch or Zonal Office.
  4. A prospective candidate is enrolled on the spot. His/her photograph and biometric features are captured on the spot. His/her photo card is printed and presented to him or her instantly.
  5. No registration by proxy. Nobody can register on behalf of the candidate.
  6. A prospective candidate can only enrol for and take the subjects that had not been taken at the time he/she wants to enrol for the examination.
  7. Enrolment can be done a day or even hours to the commencement of the subject(s) a prospective candidate wishes to sit provided the process is completed and the candidate gets to the Examination Hall before the commencement of the examination.
  8. As a corollary of the above, the normal entry period ends close to the commencement of the examination. The walk-in-candidates entry can only commence after the close of normal entries, either a day or hour(s) to the commencement of the subject a candidate wishes to sit. It does not take place simultaneously with the normal entries.
  9. There is no difference between the candidature of the candidate that enrolled through normal entries and the walk-in-candidate. Both of them write the same examination and the scripts are given the same treatment. The results are processed and released together.
  10. While the normal entry fee is N18,000.00 (Eighteen Thousand Naira) only, the walk-in-candidates entry fee is N35, 500.00 (Thirty Five Thousand, Five Hundred Naira) only. It is a bit higher because of the logistics involved.


The walk-in-candidates option is primarily meant for candidates who missed the normal entry period. It enables them to move on with their academic pursuit without having to waste an extra year at home for reasons of not taking advantage of the normal entry window. It affords candidates the ample opportunity to correct their deficiencies in their ‘just-released’ results and quickly move on to access the next level of their academic pursuit.