WAEC Registration 2022/2023 Exam Date And Procedures

We have learnt that many students are buying the view which says WAEC is difficult. Please do well to disregard that information as with good preparation, you are likely to make parallel A’s.


The West African Examinations Council e-Registration System is a user-friendly online registration package for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination. It allows School schools in Nigeria to register their candidates online through the Internet.

The WAEC e-Registration service makes registration easier for the schools and also eliminates errors in registration information which are hitherto made on paper and only detected while processing the paper forms by WAEC. Such documents as Timetable and Syllabus for the examination could easily be printed or downloaded by the School Authorities.


This manual for WAEC e-Registration covers the following details:

  • Payment for the examination
  • Identification of Examination Officer
  • Registration of Candidates
  • Reviewing/Editing of Candidates Information
  • Generation of Examination Numbers
  • Downloading of Information
  • Offline Registration

NOTE!! For a School Principal/Examination Officer to use the e-Registration Website as a new user, the school must have procured the Online Registration Scratch Card or Pay Voucher from the WAEC Zonal/Branch Office in charge of his/her State. The Examination Officer could then use the PIN (Personal Identification Number) on the Scratch Card or Pay Voucher to sign up as a new user.


Different schools charge different registration fees for candidates. It is no news that many schools in Nigeria (especially private secondary schools) charge up to 50,000 naira and even above for WAEC registration in their respective centres.

The normal price fixed by WAEC is  N18,000 (eighteen thousand naira). It is advisable you go to centers that charge less. You should also note that miracle centers charge higher for WAEC registration.


Having heard a different rumour about WAEC, you may be left with the question, can I really pass WAEC without runs or expo? I am here to boldly tell you that you can pass the exam without WAEC 2021 runs or expo.


You can decide to choose any secondary school as your examination center. You don’t really need to be a student there. All you need to do is go to the center when WAEC registration 2021 is close and indicate your interest.
One thing you must note is that you could be charged more than the bonafide students. Schools are fond of charging external candidates more registration fee.


Someone helping you to sit for WAEC 2022 examination is malpractice. So long you can read and write, you should be able to pass WAEC. It just requires patience and a little hard work on your part.
You can still prepare and pass any examination. Even the blind and deaf do pass WAEC exams.
On the other hand, if you experience any health issue during the examinations, feel free to contact the school principal for guide and the way forward.


Are you aware that the way you prepare for WAEC is very different from how you prepare for your class examination? Now you know.

WAEC requires strong preparation tactics. One of the things you should learn while preparing for WAEC 2022 is studying for long hours without losing concentration and how to remember everything you read in the WAEC exam hall.


On one or two occasions, you would have heard someone say something like, “WAEC seized my result or withheld some of my subjects”. It is very common…
Now, have you ever asked why WAEC seizes result? It’s due to three major reasons and they include malpractice, errors while filling your WAEC details and errors on the part of WAEC. Error on the part of WAEC could be a missing script.


WAEC 2022 Registration closing date is 26th February 2022. However, Deadlines may be extended


The time table for 2022 WAEC Examination can be found HERE

How to Register for the WAEC Examination 2022

The WASSCE registration process for school and private candidates will be totally online. In order to register, candidates must first obtain a Registration PIN and then visit www.waecnigeria.org.

In addition, candidates should be informed that the registration procedure is set up to support biometric features that will be used for verification at the testing centers.

Below are the registration requirements for WAEC in 2022.

  • Get your NIN (National Identification Number) together first. To obtain one, visit any local NIMC registration center.

  • After getting their Registration PIN, candidates should go to https://registration.waecdirect.org/ and register.

  • Candidates must register within two weeks of their first visit to the website during the registration period.

  • They should check all of their information, including their names, gender, passport photographs, birth dates, and any other pertinent information.

  • As a proof of successful registration and for identification purposes during the examination, they must also print their WAEC Photo Card on paper. On top of that, the Photo Card contains the PIN code for the Result Checker.

  • Only a Digital Personal Scanner should be used for fingerprint registration.

Registration After The Deadline

“Walk-in-Candidates” can be accommodated provided they register for the examination at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled time of the paper(s) they plan to write, if the deadline for submissions has past.

The fee for “Walk-in-Candidates” is N30,500.00.

Registration For Candidates with Disability

It is the same process for candidates with special needs, but they must provide additional information about their condition, such as being blind, having low vision or spasticity or having difficulty speaking.

It is Important to Know the Following

There are a few things candidates for the WAEC need to know about:

  1. Candidates should review the Information VCD before enrolling for the exam.
  2. It is important for candidates to be informed that registration is required.
  3. If you’re going to take pictures like these, don’t use a blue or red background! The image should have a resolution of 275 x 314 px. Passport images that appear to be posed in an unprofessional manner will not be accepted.
  4. Read the WAEC Regulations and Syllabuses as well as the Examination Timetable, which can be obtained by entering your 2022 Registration PIN on the WAEC website (waeconline.org.ng).
  5. Exams must be taken in mufti, and no weapons may be brought into the room. There will be no professional attire allowed in the testing facilities.
  6. A candidate’s entire examination record is nullified for multiple-sit attempts.
  7. The exam results of any applicant who brings a cell phone or other electronic equipment into the examination room will be voided.
  8. Prior to submitting their applications, candidates should double-check their information to ensure that it is correct. Requests to correct any information will not be considered once the examination has begun.
  9. In order to sit for the exam, candidates must bring their official Photo Cards.
  10. In addition to having their test scores revoked, students who cheat on exams may potentially be charged with a crime.
  11. The application process necessitates the submission of an up-to-date email address and a working phone number.

Requirements for Taking the WASSCE Examination

At least eight (8) and no more than nine (9) subject must be registered for by candidates.

The following must be included in the application;

  • at least one Nigerian language
  • English, and
  • mathematics
  • At the very least, you’ll need to have taken a course in physics, chemistry, or biology.
  • English literature, history, or geography are all required.
  • At the very least, take an agricultural science or vocational course.

These are the most critical subjects to consider. There are a number of other elective courses that students must complete in addition to those listed above, including three electives from the following categories: biology; economics; physical science; bookkeeping; chemistry; typewriting; additional mathematics; shorthand; commerce; history; geography; English literature; agriculture; woodworking and health sciences.

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