Recent News: WAEC Releases 2012 Nov/Dec GCE results
WAEC in West Africa refers to the West African Examinations Council, a body that is saddled with the responsibility for conducting SSCE and GCE examinations for secondary school leavers to test their knowledge on their secondary education.
The West African Examinations Council was established in 1952 following the acceptance of the Jeffery Report by the then colonial Government(s) in the Gold Coast (now Ghana), Nigeria, Sierra-Leone and the Gambia; who passed appropriate ordinances in their Legislative Assemblies in 1951. The ordinances charged the Council with the responsibility of determining the examinations require in the public interest in West Africa, and empowered it to conduct such examinations and award appropriate certificates.
WAEC over the years since then has been in charge of conducting examinations at different times of the year for students who want to acquire the necessary qualifications for them to progress to other points in their career.
Exam holds: May/June and Nov/Dec
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Presently, WAEC conducts the following examinations;
- WASSCE, SC/GCE 0/Level and the HSC/GCE A/Level
- National Examinations such as the Senior School Certificate and Technical.
- Common Entrance Examinations
- Examinations conducted on behalf of other examining bodies.
- Graduate Record Examinations for Educational Testing Service.
WAEC has been innovative over the years and has added some features to how it conducts its examinations and how i releases it results to students. The waec online portal now also has a facility that allows students to be able to check their results online without having to go to the WAEC offices as has been done in the past just to get their results. To check one's results online, the student has to buy a scratch card from a Nigerian bank, which comes with a pin which only the user should know and with this he is able to access his results online or in an sms and he can visit the waec online results checker located at www.waecdirect.org. But the scratch cards are not just sold in banks, now the board has agents who also sell these cards to students. This has helped a lot of users to embrace the onLine results checker as against the former method of travelling to the office just for results.
The official website of the West African Examination Council is located at www.waecdirect.org
WAEC in Nigeria: The Council also has a lot of offices zoned around Nigeria and some of them can be found below:
Abuja Zonal Office,
Abujac - FCT.
Tel: 09 -8821045,88221047
Fax: 09 -88220178
Benin Zonal Office,
Exams Council Avenue
Off Auchi Road (Opp. Water
Benin - City,
EDO - STATE.
Tel: 052 -253615, 256297, 255409
Enugu Zonal Office,
Tel: 042 - 253378, 457458
Ibadan Zonal Office,
1, Ijokodo Road, Sango
Tel: 02-8104370, 8101085, 8101084
Ikeja Zonal Office,
Plots 16,18 & 20, Ijaiye Road,
Ogba , P.M.B. 21582,
Tel. 01-7731743, 7916021, 7732162, 7919245
Maiduguri Zonal Office,
10, Nguru Road,
P.M.B. 1218, Maiduguri,
Tel: 076 - 232350
Jos Zonal Office,
Yakubu Gowon Way,
Along Bukuru Road,
Kaduna Zonal Office,
Zaria Road, Adjacent to Post Office Road,
Tel: 062-319834, 311964, 311965
Fax: 062- 311966
Owerri Zonal Office,
11/13, Isiukwuato Street,
Aladinma Housing Estate,
P.M.B. 1478, Owerri,
Port-Harcourt Zonal Office,
Asa Road, Opp. NDDC HQTRS.,
P.M.B. 5326, Port-Harcourt,
Tel: 084-462189, 462190, 462191
Sokoto Zonal Office,
Gusau Road, Opp. Army Barracks,
P.M.B. 2288, Sokoto,
Tel: 060-232198, 239618