WAEC GCE Registration 2021 (1st Series): Procedures And Guidelines

Are you looking to register for WAEC GCE 2021 and want to know the full details with procedures?

In this guide…

You will see the WAEC GCE registration fee, the closing date, how to complete your WAEC GCE registration and the difference between WAEC and GCE.

Also See: May/June WAEC (SSCE) Registration Procedures And Guidelines

Take note.

WAEC for Private Candidates also called WAEC GCE is different from WAEC for School Candidates.

And so…

How many times is WAEC written in a year?

WAEC is written 3 times a year.

First is the WAEC for Private Candidates also called GCE. Next is the WAEC for School Candidates also called SSCE. And finally, another WAEC again for Private Candidates.

(1st series)
SSCEMay/JuneSchool uniform
(2nd series)

NOTE — the WAEC GCE registration for 1st series that started on Monday 21st December, 2020 is still ongoing.

How much is WAEC GCE registration?

You are expected to pay a registration fee of Thirteen Thousand, Nine Hundred and Fifty Naira (₦13,950) only, at any of the following banks to obtain your Registration PIN and Information VCD.

  • Access Bank
  • First Bank
  • Sterling Bank
  • Zenith Bank
  • Diamond Bank
  • First City Monument Bank (FCMB)
  • Skye Bank
  • Union Bank
  • Ecobank
  • Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB)
  • Stanbic IBTC Bank
  • United Bank for Africa (UBA)
  • Fidelity Bank
  • Heritage Bank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Unity Bank
  • WEMA Bank

In addition…

You will be required to pay five hundred naira (N500) commission to any of these banks.

How to register for WAEC GCE

  1. Get your registration PIN from any of the banks listed above.
  2. Click WAEC GCE registration to log on to the registration portal
  3. Follow the prompts and complete your registration.

You may also visit a Cyber Café with your registration PIN to get their assistance in the completion of your registration.

WAEC GCE registration closing date

WAEC has officially announced that the WAEC GCE registration (for 1st series) will close on Friday 29th January, 2021.

Registration for walk-in candidates

Candidates who wish to register for WAEC GCE after the closing date will be registered as “walk-in-candidates” but for a fee of thirty thousand and five hundred naira (₦30,500.00) only.

Walk-in registration must be done in not less than 24 hours to the scheduled time of the candidate’s first paper.

Registration for candidates with special needs

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

Completing WAEC GCE registration

  • You MUST conclude your registration within 2 weeks of your first access to the website during the registration period. 
  • Ensure that your names, gender, passport photographs, date of birth, and subjects are correct.
  • Print your admission notice / photo card as evidence of successful registration which will serve as identification during the examination. 
  • Your result checker pin will be on your photo card. 
  • Only the digital personal scanner should be used for fingerprint registration.

General information

  1. View the Information VCD before your registration.
  2. Registration fee is not refundable.
  3. Print the WAEC GCE Timetable at the completion of your 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.
  5. Study the WAEC syllabus and other regulation which can also be downloaded from the WAEC website using your registration PIN.
  6. Go to your examination halls in mufti and without arms. No professional uniform of any kind is allowed.
  7. The entire results of candidates who sit 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 a mobile phone and/or electronic gadget will have his or her entered result cancelled.
  10. Ensure that your entries are correctly completed before uploading as the Council will not be held responsible for errors in a candidate’s particulars.
  11. 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.
  12. Go into the examination hall with your original photo card.
  13. Candidates who engage in examination malpractice will not only have their result cancelled but may be prosecuted.
  14. Ensure you provide a valid email and telephone number (s) during your registration.
  15. All candidates must be prepared to observe all COVID-19 Regulations.


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