WAEC GCE Registration 2018 – See Requirements & How To Register

The general public is hereby informed that the WAEC GCE Registration 2018 has commenced. The registration commenced on 8th October 2018 and will go on till 28th December, 2018. Here, we will ensure to outline all the application requirements and the registration guidelines for you to follow.

The WAEC GCE Registration 2018 is for Private candidates.  The WASSCE for Private Candidates. 2019 – First Series will be an urban based examination. Nineteen (19) subjects will be available for the examination. Intending candidates for the examination are therefore, strongly advised to visit the Council’s corporate website- www.waecnigeria.org- to confirm available examination towns and subjects before obtaining the registration PIN.

Also See: How To Check WAEC Results Online – www.waecdirect.org

Candidates should also note that the 2018 WAEC GCE registration procedure has been designed to accommodate biometric features that will be used for validation at the examination centres.

WAEC GCE Registration 2018 – How To Register

Candidates who want to apply for the WAEC GCE Registration 2018 are expected to pay a registration fee of Thirteen Thousand, Nine Hundred and Fifty Naira (N13,950) only, at branches of any of the following banks or any accredited agent and obtain the Registration PIN and Information VCD:

  1. First Bank of Nig. Ltd.
  2. First City Monument Bank Plc
  3. Guaranty Trust Bank Plc
  4. Heritage Bank Plc
  5. Sterling Bank Plc
  6. Polaris Bank Ltd
  7. Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc
  8. Standard Chartered Bank Plc
  9. Zenith Bank Plc
  10. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc
  11. United Bank for Africa Plc
  12. Unity Bank Plc
  13. Access Bank Plc
  14. Diamond Bank Plc
  15. Ecobank Plc
  16. Fidelity Bank Plc
  17. WEMA Bank Plc

In addition, candidates will be required to pay Five Hundred Naira (N500.00) commission to the banks/accredited agents.

  1. After obtaining the Registration PIN, candidates should log on to https://registration.waecdirect.org/for registration.


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


Candidates MUST conclude registration within two weeks of first access to the website during the registration period. They should ensure that their names, gender, passport photographs, dates of birth and subjects are correct. They are also to print the Admission Notiec/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. Only Digital Personal Scanner should be used for fingerprint registration.

Also See: How To Check WAEC GCE results Without Scratch card


  1. Candidates should view the Information VCD before they register for the examination.
  2. Candidates should note that registration fee is not refundable.
  3. Also, candidates should print the examination Timetable at the completion of their 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. Candidates should study the Regulations and Syllabuses as well as the Timetable for the examination which they can download from WAEC website (http://www.waeconline.org.ng/) using the Registration PIN.
  6. Candidates must go to examination halls in mufti and without arms. No professional uniform of any kind will be allowed in the examination halls.
  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 mobile phone(s) and /or electronic gadget(s) will have his or her entire results cancelled.
  10. 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.
  11. Candidates must come into the examination hall with their original Photo Cards.
  12. Finally, candidates who engage in examination malpractice will not only have their results cancelled, but may be prosecuted.

Good luck as you apply.

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