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How To Register For 2021 WAEC GCE [August-October Second Series]

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) back in 2018 started conducting two series of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination for Private Candidates. 

The 2021 WASSCE GCE for Private Candidates – Second Series will be an urban-based examination, set aside to help candidates with deficiencies in their WASSCE results. The education council announced that 19 subjects will be available for the examination. Prospective candidates can now apply and submit their application form through the official page of the Council’s Corporate website –

Download and check the 2021 NECO GCE examination timetable.

Candidates are also advised to check for the available examination towns and subjects before obtaining the registration PIN.

The 2021 WAEC GCE registration procedure will feature biometric capturing, which will be used for validation at examination centers across the nation.

When is the WAEC GCE Registration deadline?

WAEC GCE registration opened on 23rd August 2021 and will end on 15th October 2021 at 12.00 midnight however, generation of the PIN will stop on October 15, 2021, at midnight.

How much is the registration fee for WAEC GCE 2021?

Walk-in registration is Thirty Thousand, Five Hundred Naira (N30,500.00) only per candidate. Registration must be done not less than twenty-four hours to the scheduled time of the paper(s) intended to sit for.

How do I apply for the 2021 WAEC GCE?

Candidates who want to apply for the WAEC GCE examination are to pay a registration fee of Eighteen Thousand Naira (N18,000) only. You can pay at any branches of the following banks or accredited agents and obtain the Registration PIN and Information VCD:
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
Whichever bank you choose, you’ll be required to pay a Five Hundred Naira (N500.00) commission to the banks/accredited agents.
After obtaining the Registration PIN, candidates should log on to for registration.

What about candidates with special needs?

Candidates with special needs can register online like other candidates stating their disabilities, e.g. blind, low vision, spastic, speech, etc.

How to complete WAEC GCE 2021 registration

Candidates MUST: 
Conclude registration within two weeks of first access to the website during the registration period. 
Ensure that their names, gender, passport photographs, dates of birth, and subjects are correct. 
Print the Admission Notice/Photo Card as evidence of successful registration which will serve as identification during the examination. 
The Result Checker PIN will also be on the Photo Card. 

Note: Only Digital Personal Scanner should be used for fingerprint registration.

General Information to Candidates

  • Candidates should view the Information VCD before they register for the examination.
  • Candidates should note that the registration fee is not refundable.
  • Candidates should print the examination Timetable after their registration.
  • 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.
  • Candidates should study the Regulations and Syllabuses and the Timetable for the examination that they can download from the WAEC website ( 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 results of candidates who sit the examination in more than one centre will be cancelled.
  • Smoking is not allowed in the examination hall.
  • Any candidate who comes into the examination hall with mobile phone(s) and /or electronic gadget(s) will have their 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 correction will NOT BE entertained on any information which a candidate voluntarily gives at the point of registration as soon as the examination commences.
  • Candidates must come into the examination hall with their original Photo Cards.
  • Candidates who engage in examination malpractice will not only have their results cancelled but may be prosecuted.
  • Candidates must ensure they provide a valid email address and telephone number (s) during registration.
  • All candidates must be prepared to observe all COVID-19 Regulations.

Oladoyin Falana

Oladoyin Falana, a graduate of OAU, is an SEO Specialist, and IT business developer. He is the owner and content editor of, a platform that focuses on providing information on career, recruitment updates, exams, and admission updates, including general (How-to) information.
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