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.
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;
- Taking part in mass or organised cheating in the exam hall;
- All other acts that contravene the rules governing the conduct of the examination.
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;
- WAEC Konnect is a mini social media platform for recent WAEC candidates. Log on to https://waeckonnect.com
- For up-to-date practise questions visit our elearning platform here; http://e-learning.waecnigeria.com
Candidates are required to enter and sit for a minimum of eight (8) and a maximum of nine (9) subjects. These must include the following :
- English Language
- At least one Nigerian Language (see footnote)
- At least one of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
- At least one of Literature-in-English, History and Geography.
- Agricultural Science or at least one vocational subject.
These are the core subjects. In addition to the above, every student must offer any three of the underlisted subjects not already offered as core subjects: Biology, Economics, Physics, Book-Keeping, Chemistry, Typewriting, Further Mathematics, Shorthand, Commerce, History, Geography, Literature-in-English, Agricultural Science, Woodwork, Health Science, Auto-Mechanics, Building Construction, Music, Clothing and Textiles, Art, Christian Religious Knowledge, French, Islamic Studies, Physical Education, Arabic Studies, Government, Metal Work, Applied Electricity, Electronics, Foods and Nutrition, Technical Drawing Home Management.
NOTE: The Federal Ministry of Education has given a waiver in respect of Nigerian Languages during the 2003 examination. This implies that candidates' entries are valid with or without a Nigerian language for the period of the waiver.
There are three categories of officials: supervisors, invigilators and inspectors. Supervisors are teachers nominated by the various State Ministries of Education. They are actually responsible for conducting the exams at the various centres. It is their responsibility to collect question papers from the custodian and return answer scripts to the custodian centres.
Invigilators are usually teaching staff nominated by their school principals to assist the supervisors at the centres, while inspectors are WAEC staff members who go from one centre to another when the examination is in progress.
School candidates collect their certificates from their schools while private candidates obtain theirs directly from WAEC.
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.
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.