Monday, August 8, 2016

How To Check WAEC Result

West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is an exam taken by students who has completed their "SS II" or "SS III" classes in their different secondary school (whether in a private of government owned school). This examination is taken by students in some African countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Gambia etc before before they can gain admission into any approved State or Federal owned University / Institution. - Updated 2016 WAEC result checker - May/June 2016. 

Checking your WAEC / WASSCE May/June or Nov/Dec result in Nigeria? This article will give you easy guidelines on how to check and print out your WACE result irrespective of the country you are. Please read more below and very carefully so that you will not destroy your WACE card. 

Visit WAEC official website page: www.waecdirect.orgMake sure you do not misspell it by writing WACE or

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1. Enter your 10-digit WAEC Examination Number.
    (This is your 7-Digit centre number followed by your 3-digit candidate number eg. 4123456789)
2. Enter the 4 digits of your Examination Year eg. 2015
3. Select the Type of Examination: (May/June or Nov/Dec WASSCE)
4. Enter the Card Serial Number found on the reverse side of your Scratch card.
5. Enter the Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your Scratch card
6. Click Submit and wait for the results window to come up
Alternative Delivery Channels

Short Messaging Service (SMS)

1. Send SMS in the format below:

To short-code 32327 (MTN, Airtel & Glo subscribers)

For example:


Note: Ensure you adhere strictly to the format above . There should be no space in the message.

2. Wait for your result to be delivered to your phone via SMS. (SMS cost N30 only)

Have you had any problem checking your result earlier? Send an email to:
Online Support - Tel: 01-2700516

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. What is a WAEC PIN?
  2. What is a WAEC Scratch card?
  3. Where can I buy a WAEC Scratch card?
  4. How many times can I check my WAEC results?
  5. Can I use one WAEC Scratch card to check more than one result?

What is a WAEC PIN?
The PIN stands for Personal Identification Number. In WAECDIRECT, it is a unique 10-digit or 12-digit number that is required to access the service. The service enables direct access to a candidate's results via multiple channels. The PIN is found on a valid WAECDIRECT Scratch card and is revealed when cover patch on the reverse side of the card is carefully scratched off.

What is a WAEC Scratch card?
A Scratch card is a plastic card with a scratch patch on the reverse side that conceals a PIN required to access the WAECDIRECT service. The Scratch card applicable for the WAECDIRECT service is marked "WAECDIRECT ……Access Card" on the face.

Where can I buy a WAEC Scratch card?
A Scratch card may be purchased at the National Office of WAEC and at any of its zonal and branch offices across Nigeria. It may also be bought from any of the branch offices of Fountain Trust Bank Plc across Nigeria. From time to time it may become available at any other outlets so designated by WAEC. Please click here to go to the outlets page. The reviewed price for the Scratch card is now N450.

How many times can I check my WAEC results?
You may check your results up to a maximum of 5 (five) times with the use of 1 (one) Scratch card. In order to check further after exhausting the allowed 5 (five) times you will need to purchase another Scratch card which will entitle you to another 5 (five) result checks.

Can I use one WAEC Scratch card to check more than one result?
No! You may only use one Scratch card to check one result. To check another result of interest, you will require a new Scratch card. If you misuse a Scratch card by attempting to check another result different from the first one checked, you will be penalised as having used the card, and will be presented with the appropriate error message.

In what other ways can I check my WAEC results?
Besides having your results displayed to you on a webpage on the WAEC DIRECT website, you may also have your results delivered to an email address of your choice by selecting the appropriate options on the WAECDIRECT homepage. You may also have your results read out to you by calling into any one of our regional Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems or have it delivered to your GSM mobile phone via SMS. 

The following information is available on the WAECDIRECT service
    WAEC May/June and Nov/Dec WASSCE results
    Addresses of Zonal and Branch Offices of WAEC


WAEC’s vision is to be a world-class examining body, adding value to the educational goals of its stakeholders. Its mission is to remain Africa’s foremost examining body, providing qualitative and reliable educational assessment, encouraging academic and moral excellence and promoting sustainable human resource development and international cooperation.

In its sixty years of existence, the Council has achieved its mission in very large measure. For instance it has over the years developed a team of well-trained and highly motivated staff and has administered examinations that are both valid and relevant to the educational aspirations of member countries. Its certificates enjoy international recognition. WAEC has also been promoting the ideals of hard-work and honesty in the youth through its awards for outstanding performance in its examinations.

The Council conducts several international and national examinations in all member countries except Nigeria where it has shed all but one of its examinations, The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates in May/June and private candidates in November/December.

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