WAEC 2022 Registration for Private Candidates Second Series has commenced


The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has announced the commencement of registration for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates.

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) is mandated to conduct examinations for students in the final year of secondary education and private candidates who are not in the school system, as a prerequisite for proceeding to tertiary education. The examination also serves to determine candidates’ knowledge of the various subjects undertaken at that level of education.


Unlike WASSCE for school candidates, WASSCE is open to any prospective candidate who is above 15 years of age.

Period of Registration

The period of registration for the WAEC 2022 for Private Candidates Second Series is between Wednesday July 13, 2022 and Friday, August 12, 2022). An aspiring candidate should register early to avoid rush.

Where to Purchase PINs for WAEC 2022 Registration for Private Candidates

Candidates are to purchase registration pins from any of the participating banks including;

Access Bank


Fidelity Bank

First Bank of Nigeria Limited

First City Monument Bank Plc

Guaranty Trust Bank

Heritage Bank

Jaiz Bank

Polaris Bank Ltd.

Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc

Standard Chartered Bank Plc

United Bank for Africa Plc

Unity Bank Plc

Wema Bank

Zenith Bank

Candidates may also purchase the pin for WAEC 2022 Registration for Private Candidates online through these platforms;




Kudi, and others

Cost of WAEC 2022 for Private Candidates PIN

The PIN to use to register for WAEC 2022 for Private Candidates costs Eighteen Thousand Five Hundred Naira (N18,500) which includes bank charges. Candidates will be issued a pin and a disk containing instructions, available examination centres and subjects.

Method of Registration

The method of registration for WAEC 2022 for Private Candidates is online registration. After purchasing the registration PIN, candidates are to visit https://www.waeconline.org.ng/. The displayed page will show as follows:

WAEC 2022 Registration for Private Candidates Second Series has commenced

    The displayed page will show different options. Click the option that is applicable to you, in this instance, “WASSCE for Private Candidates”. This will open in a new tab or window where you will then proceed with your registration by validating your PIN and filling the form as required.

    Things needed for WAEC 2022 Registration for Private Candidates

    Candidates will be fingerprinted with UareU DigitalPersona Fingerprint Scanner, and their passports uploaded using a digital camera with specification Microsfot HD 3000. The passport can be black and white or coloured, measuring 2755 by 324 pixels with 72dbi resolution and should NOT be on white background but on a contrasting background.

    Late Registration

    Late registration or Walk-in candidates, that is, candidates who register at least 24 hours before the commencement of the paper they intend to write will attract a cost of Thirty Thousand Five Hundred Naira (N30,500) only.

    After Registration

    After registration candidates must ensure that they print out the Admission Notice (Registration Slip) which will be requested from them at the point of entry into the examination centre.

    Examination Timetable

    The examination timetable for WASSCE 2022 for Private Candidates will be available on the website of the West African Examinations Council e-registration platform www.waeconline.org.ng.

    WAEC Syllabus

    Candidates are advised to download and study the syllabus which is obtainable at the online registration portal www.waeconline.org.ng

    Dos and Don’ts of 2022 WASSCE for Private candidates

    Do ensure that your date of birth, names and other critical information are correct before final submission of your registration form.

    Don’t come to the examination centres in any sort of uniform.

    Do check the disk you were given for necessary information before commencing registration.

    Don’t bring any kind of weapon to the examination centre.

    Do ensure you sit for the exam in only one centre which should be your designated centre.

    Don’t smoke anywhere in or around the examination hall and centre.

    Do check for the examination timetable and syllabus on the WAEC registration portal.

    Don’t bring mobile phones or any electronic gadgets into the examination halls.

    Do comply with all COVID-19 regulations.

    Don’t forget to bring to the examination hall the Admission Notice you printed after submitting your form.

    Results of WAEC Examinations

    Results of WAEC examinations are usually released sixty (60) days after candidates have written the last paper in the timetable.



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