First, a committee of experts draws up a marking guide. All appointed examiners are then thoroughly drilled in all aspects of the marking scheme in a simulated marking exercise called co-ordination. Actual marking does not start until the coordinating officers are satisfied that all examiners know what is required of them. Even when actual marking begins, the examiners are not left entirely on their own.
They are organised into small groups, each being supervised by a highly experienced examiner called a Team Leader. The Team Leader checks and vets the group members' marking progressively to ensure that they are keeping to the guidelines.
The Team Leaders themselves are supervised by more experienced examiners called Chief Examiners. When marking is finally completed, WAEC still goes ahead to employ another group of people called Checkers. The main role of Checkers is to ensure that all marks awarded by examiners are correctly recorded and transferred to the appropriate score sheets.
A confirmation of result can be processed by submitting to WAEC the following:
- One plain foolscap envelope
- One stamped, addressed envelope for each confirmation of results
- =N=250 postage stamp for local mails
- =N=350 postage stamp for international mails
- An affidavit sworn to in a court of law which should contain the following details:
- Candidate's Name (in full)
- Name of Examination
- Year of Examination
- Two copies of candidates's passport photograph per result
- Fee for confirmation of resultis:
- =N=10,000.00 per result for overseas institutions
- =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.
WAEC discourages direct communication with school candidates. School candidates are expected to send their complaints to WAEC through their school principals, while private candidates contact WAEC directly.
To cater for the needs of candidates and propective candidates alike, WAEC has created the following channels for candidate interaction;
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.
Candidates can collect their certificates from WAEC Zonal and Branch offices in charge of the state where they sat for 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. Accreditation is carried out by the Federal Ministry of Education alone.
WAEC certificates have no expiry date.