Results are cancelled when candidates are found guilty of examination malpractice.

School candidates collect their certificates from their schools while private candidates obtain theirs directly from WAEC.

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;

  1. WAEC Konnect is a mini social media platform for recent WAEC candidates. Log on to https://waeckonnect.com
  2. For up-to-date practise questions visit our elearning platform here; http://e-learning.waecnigeria.com

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.

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.

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.

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