No. Accreditation is carried out by the Federal Ministry of Education alone.

A confirmation of result can be processed by submitting to WAEC the following:

  1. One plain foolscap envelope
  2. One stamped, addressed envelope for each confirmation of results
  3. =N=250 postage stamp for local mails
  4. =N=350 postage stamp for international mails
  5. An affidavit sworn to in a court of law which should contain the following details:
    1. Candidate's Name (in full)
    2. Name of Examination
    3. Year of Examination
  6. Two copies of candidates's passport photograph per result
  7. Fee for confirmation of resultis:
    1. =N=10,000.00 per result for overseas institutions
    2. =N=5,000.00 per result for institutions within Nigeria

Confirmed results are not handed over to candidates. They are sent direct to the institutions/establishments which candidates want to provide with the information.

A comprehensive list of offences is provided in Council's Regulations & Syllabuses.

  • The following, among others, constitute examination malpractice:
  • Candidates bringing books or cribs into the examination hall;
  • Insulting or assaulting any examination official;
  • Swapping of scripts in an examination hall;
  • Replacing their answer scripts with another one during or after the examination;
  • Impersonation;
  • Taking part in mass or organised cheating in the exam hall;
  • All other acts that contravene the rules governing the conduct of the examination.

Results are partially released due to queries arising from one or a combination of the following mistakes:

  • Wrong transfer of examination numbers in one or more papers;
  • Failure to shade examination numbers;
  • Shading objective sheets with biro pens instead of pencil;
  • Mistakes in entries leading to duplication of subjects.

No. Instead it issues statements of result to the owners of lost certificates or, when necessary, confirms their results for a fee.

WAEC also issue attestation of result document for damaged and lost certificates.

WAEC examiners are mostly graduate teachers in secondary schools, and some lecturers in colleges of education, universities and polytechnics. A prospective examiner must be a graduate in the subject he is appointed to mark. In addition, he must have a minimum of two years of classroom teaching experience and must be recommended by the principal of the school in which he teaches.

A Private candidate sends his/her request for an amendment to WAEC directly, while in the case of a school candidate it is the principal who makes the request. In the two instances, the original copy of the certificate should be sent along with the application for amendment. WAEC charges a fee for the amendment where it is discovered that the error emanated from the candidate, otherwise, it is free.

WAEC certificates have no expiry date.