WAEC Offices in Nigeria with Contacts and Address

This list contains WAEC headquarters, National Office, Zonal Offices and Branch Offices.

WAEC Headquarters & National Office Address and Contacts

ACCRA
Examination Loop (Behind Ridge Hospital)
P.O. Box GP 125, Accra, Ghana.
Tel: (233-302)-248967
Fax: (233-302)-222905
e-mail:[email protected]
website:www.waecheadquartesgh.org

WAEC INTERNATIONAL OFFICE, LAGOS
3 Watchtower Avenue,
Onipanu, Somolu, Lagos
Private Mail Bag 1076. Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria
Tel: (234-1)-5820266,5820704,7915675,7914351-6
Fax:(234-1) 5820265
e-mail:[email protected]

NIGERIA NATIONAL OFFICE
21, Hussey Street, Yaba;
Private Mail Bag 1022, Yaba, Lagos.
Tel: (01) 7305150,961016,2136455,8974569
e-mail:[email protected]
[email protected]
websites:
www.waecdirect.org
www.waecnigeria.org
www.waeconline.org.ng

WAEC Zonal Offices Address and Contacts

Abuja Zonal Office
Secretariat Road,
Gwagwalada,
P.M.B 67, Garki,
Abuja-FCT.
Tel: 09-4832969; 4836173
E-mail: [email protected]

Benin Zonal Office
Exams Council Avenue
Off Benin-Auchi Road
(Opp. Water Reservoir)
P.M.B 1234,
Benin City,
EDO STATE.
Tel: 052-875481; 876483; 875484
GSM: 08025383319
e-mail: [email protected]

Enugu Zonal Office
22, Aguleri Street,
Independence Layout,
PMB 1040,Enugu,
ENUGU STATE.
Tel: 042-823384, 823375-9
e-mail: [email protected]

Ibadan Zonal Office
1/3 Akintoye Adesina Way, Ijokodo,
PMB 5260, Ibadan,
Oyo State.
Tel: 02-8104370; 8101058; 8101084; 8707227; 2007079; 2008394
e-mail: [email protected]

Ikeja Zonal Office
Plot 18,18 & 20, Ijaye Road,
Ogba Estate,
P.M.B 21582,
Ikeja,
Lagos State.
Tel: 01-7731743, 8939438, 8939460
e-mail: [email protected]

Maiduguri Zonal Office,
Bosco Line, Off Kashim Ibrahim Road,
PMB. 1218,
Maiduguri,
BORNO STATE.
Tel: 076-960359; 960514; 976204; 960187
e-mail:[email protected]

Jos Zonal Office,
Yakubu Gowon Way,
Along Buruku Road,
P.M.B. 2251, Jos,
PLATEAU STATE.
Tel: 073-461847; 463684
GSM: 07030131944
e-mail: [email protected]

Kaduna Zonal Office,
Zaria Road,
Adjacent Kano Post Office,
P.M.B. 2135, Kaduna,
KADUNA STATE.
Tel: 062-889257
GSM: 07028351188
e-mail: [email protected]

Owerri Zonal Office,
11/13, Isiukwuato Street,
Aladinma Housing Estate,
P.M.B. 1478, Owerri,
IMO STATE.
Tel: 083-230879; 233325; 234355
GSM: 07092550012
Email: [email protected]

Port-Harcourt Zonal Office,
Plot F/26 Diobu,
2, Sam Wobo Street,
Off Sanni Abacha Road GRA Phase 3.
P.M.B. 5326, Port-Harcourt,
RIVERS STATE
Tel: 084-901205-9
e-mail: [email protected]

Sokoto Zonal Office,
Gusau Road,
Opp. Army Barracks,
P.M.B. 2288, Sokoto,
SOKOTO STATE.
Tel: 060-232198, 239618
e-mail:[email protected]

Uyo Zonal Office
Ikot Ayan Ikono, Abak Road
P.M.B. 1099, Uyo
AKWA IBOM STATE
Tel: 085-202477
e-mail:[email protected]

WAEC Branch and Satellite Offices in Nigeria

Abeokuta Branch Office

Onikolobo,
P.M.B 2161, Abeokuta,
OGUN STATE.
Tel: 037-241254
GSM: 08020838496
e-mail:[email protected]

Ado-Ekiti Branch

Office Omolayo Quarters,
Off Ikere/Ado Ekiti Road,
PMB 5451, Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State.
e-mail: [email protected]

Akure Branch Office

Behind INEC Office, Alagbaka Qtrs,
p.m.b 798,akure,
ONDO STATE .
Tel:034-240644, 240578, 242236, 207309, 207251
E-mail: [email protected]

Asaba Branch Office

WAEC Road,
Behind Federal Secretariat,
Off Okpanan Road,
P.M.B: 1020, Asaba,
DELTA STATE.
Tel: 056-870840
e-mail:[email protected]

Awka Branch Office

Amawbia-Agulu Road
Nise
P.M.B. 6005, Awka,
ANAMBRA STATE .
Tel: 048-550116, 08026211147
e-mail: [email protected]

Bauchi Branch Office

Birshin Fulani,
Opp Federal Poly Staff Qrts
Dass Road
P.M.B: 0222,Bauchi,
BAUCHI STATE.
Tel: 070-34609590
e-mail:[email protected]

Calabar Branch Office

230/232, Murtala Muhammed Highway,
P.M.B. 1362, Calabar.
Cross River State.
Tel: 087-772585; 821958
e-mail: [email protected]

Gusau Branch Office

New Central Market Road
PMB 01062, Gusau
ZAMFARA STATE
e-mail:[email protected]

Ilorin Branch Office

Kaima Road, Oko-Olowo,
Oloje Area.
Via Federal Government College,
P.M.B 1500, Ilorin,
KWARA STATE.
Tel: 031-810610
e-mail: [email protected]

Kano Branch Office

Dawakin Dakata,
P.M.B 3124, Kano,Kano State.
Tel: 063-310081, 317194, 201697
e-mail: [email protected]

Katsina Branch Office

55/57, Murtala Muhammed Way, Jibia Road Bypass,
Magangarin-Gafai,
P.M.B. 2110, Katsina,
KATSINA STATE ,
Tel: 065-431784
e-mail: [email protected]

Lokoja Branch Office

Block 568 And 569,
Salau Atima Housing Estate,
PMB 1050, lokoja,
KOGI STATE.
Tel: 058-222568
e-mail: [email protected]

Markudi Branch Office

41, Kashim Ibrahim Road,
P.M.B. 102390, Makurdi,
BENUE STATE .
Tel: 044 – 533253; 531984
GSM:08053877660
e-mail:[email protected]

Minna Branch Office

Along Paiko Road,
Beside College of Education
P.M.B. 85, Minna,
NIGER STATE .
Tel: 066-222678
e-mail:[email protected]

Osogbo Branch Office

Alekuwodo Area,
Behind Govt Technical College,
P.M.B. 4473, Osogbo,
OSUN STATE .
Tel: 035 – 207067
e-mail: [email protected]

Umuahia Branch Office

Old Aba Road , Amunzunta,
P.M.B. 7090, Umuahia,
ABIA STATE
Tel: 088 – 307814
e-mail:[email protected]

Yenagoa Branch Office

27,azikoro road,
P.m.b 134,yenagoa,
Bayelsa state.
Tel: 0706311572;08130867338
e-mail: [email protected]

Yola Branch Office

Yola-Fufore Road,
Beside Adamawa Broadcasting Corporation (ABC),
P.M.B. 2246,Yola,
ADAMAWA STATE.
Mobile: 0803-492-0081
0708-335-8876
e-mail: [email protected]

SATELLITE OFFICES

Ikorodu Satellite Office

Off.Ebute Road, Igbogbo.
P.M.B 1024
Ikorodu,
Lagos State.
Tel: 017378156
e-mail: [email protected]

Ojo Satellite Office

Off Olojo Drive,
Behind Awori College, Ojo Town.
P.M.B 1033 Festac Town,
Lagos State.
Tel: 01-7378155
e-mail: [email protected]

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2019 WAEC English Lang. Scheme of Examination & Sample Questions

2019 WAEC English Lang. Scheme of Examination & Sample Questions:

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DISCLAIMER: The questions and answers contained on this website are not in any way inferred as the original questions you will write on your WAEC examination. We do not provide students with any material that promotes examination malpractice. The contents on this website are purely educational and suited for students preparing for the said exams.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

There will be three papers – Papers 1, 2 and 3, all of which must be taken. Papers 1 and 2 will be combined in a composite paper to be taken at one sitting.

PAPER 1:       Will consist of eighty multiple choice questions, all of which should be

answered within 1 hour for 40 marks.

PAPER 2:       Will consist of five essay topics and a passage each to test candidates’

comprehension and summary skills. Candidates will be expected to write an essay on one of the topics and answer all the questions on Comprehension and Summary passages. The paper will last 2 hours and carry 100 marks.

PAPER 3:       Will consist of sixty multiple choice items on Test of Orals for candidates

in Nigeria and Liberia, and that on Listening Comprehension for candidates in Ghana, The Gambia and Sierra Leone. All the questions will be answered in 45 minutes for 30 marks.

SAMPLE QUESTIONS

PAPER 1 SECTION 1

In each of the following sentences, there is one underlined word and one gap.   From the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence.

1.   Most African countries face poverty while few enjoy ……………………….

A.  influence

B.  money

C.  affluence

D.  power

2.   Last year our farmers cultivated more crops than they……………………….

A.  destroyed

B.  uprooted

C.  harvested

D.  yielded

SECTION 2

From the words lettered A to D, choose the word that best completes each of the following sentences.

3.   There would have been a riot in our school but for the timely……………..of our staff.

A.  intervention

B.  interruption

C.  interference

D.  invasion

4.    The armed robbers ……………every room in the bank to look for money.

A.   explored

B.  ransacked

C.  raked

D.  swept

SECTION 3

After each of the following sentences, a list of possible interpretations is given.   Choose the interpretation that you consider most appropriate for each sentence.

5.   Ade is too clever by half. This means that Ade is

A.  far cleverer than others.

B.  actually very stupid in his behaviour.

C.  annoyingly clever.

D.  behaving to be clever but is not.

6.   Ameh is really being economical with the truth. This means that Ameh

A.  is being praised for being honest.

B.  does not know enough.

C.  knows more than he is prepared to say.

D.  is not telling the truth.

 

SECTION 4

From the words lettered A to D below each of the following sentences, chose the word or group of words that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word as it is used in the sentence.

7.   By failing to attend the interview, Idoko has lost a golden opportunity.

A.  blessed

B.  bright

C.  good

D.  delightful

8.   I hope the principal would be gracious enough to forgive us.

A.  cordial

B.  polite

C.  merciful

D.  gentle

SECTION 5

From the words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the word or group of words that best completes each of the following sentences.

9.   A good citizen abides …………..  the rules of the land.

A.  with

B.  in

C.  at

D.  by

10. Since his swearing in, the governor ………………..  his hometown.

A.  had not been visiting

B.  has not visited

C.  did not visit

D.  had not visited

PAPER 2

SECTION A (50 MARKS)

Answer one question only from this section. All questions carry equal marks. Your answer should not be less than 450 words.

You are advised to spend about 50 minutes on this section.

  1. Your friend in another school has requested information about your school to enable him to decide on moving over to your school. Write a letter to him discussing at least three areas in which your school excels.
  2. Write an article for publication in your school magazine, discussing the reasons why children in your area drop out of school and suggesting ways of minimizing it.
  3. As the president of your youth club, write a letter to the chairman of your Local Government Association complaining about the increasing rate of child labour and suggesting ways of curbing it.
  4. You are the chief speaker in a debate on the topic: Women should not be in paid employment while still bearing children. Write your contribution for or against the topic.
  5. 5.      Write a story that ends with the words: That experience will linger on my mind for a long time.

SECTION B

COMPREHENSION

(20 marks)

Dele groaned and got out of bed. There was no clock on the mantel piece and the room was still dark, but he knew that he was already late for work, probably by an hour. He was a commercial bus driver and had to get started as early as 5.00a.m. and go almost non-stop till about 9.00 p.m. to be able to make the daily returns that the bus owner demanded.

On the previous day, he had attended an all-night party – a late uncle’s burial ceremony – where he had drunk himself almost senseless before crawling home in the early hours of the morning. Now, he got up shakily, splashed water on his face and hurried off to work, but not before carefully fastening on his upper left arm the amulet he had always worn for protection against accidents. A similar amulet hung concealed under the steering column of his bus. On his way, still feeling groggy, he caught his left toe against a stump and had some misgiving. It was a bad sign, and he was supposed to go back home and then set out again. But there was no time for that now, so he hurried on.

At the bus station, Dele quickly loaded his bus and sped off without any of the necessary checks on the vehicle. He had to make up for lost time. It was the rush hour, so the bus was overloaded as it often was, with many passengers hanging on to the doors. The tyres were threadbare, the brakes were faulty and the road was wet, but, still feeling a little sleepy, Dele sped on. Many passengers protested about his reckless driving, but he would not listen. After all, didn’t he have protection against accident?

As the vehicle took the last turn before its destination, Dele saw a broken-down truck blocking his side of the road. Under normal circumstances, he could have brought the bus safely to a halt, bur the circumstances were far from normal. The careering bus hit the parked vehicle, swerved wildly across the road and plunged into a ditch.

Dele’s surprise before he sank into oblivion was the failure of his supposedly protective amulets.

(a)    Why did Dele wake up late?

(b)   …he caught his left toe against a stump and had some misgivings. What does this tell us about Dele?

(c)    Give two reasons why Dele drove recklessly.

(d)   Why was Dele unable to stop his faulty vehicle?

(e)    What was Dele’s condition after the accident?

(f)    After all, didn’t he have protection against accident? What literary device is used in this expression?

(g)   …wildly across the road…

(i)         What grammatical name is given to the expression as it is used in the passage?

(ii)        What is its function?

(h) For each of the following words, find another word or phrase which means the same and
can replace it in the passage:
i.           probably;

ii.       returns;

iii.      groggy;

iv.      misgiving

v.       threadbare

vi.      reckless.

SECTION C

(SUMMARY) [30 MARKS]

You are advised to spend about 50 minutes on this section.

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions on it.

You cannot expect to go through life without meeting problems. Difficulties, perplexities and frustrations are an inevitable part of human experience. Accepting this idea of the inevitability of problems will help you to approach them in a robust frame of mind rather than thinking that you are a victim specially singled out by malignant fate. When confronted with a problem, the first thing to do is gather all relevant data to get acquainted with the facts of the case. Then write down exactly what the problem is, stating it simply in black and white. This gives you something definite with which to come to terms. The problem is assessed and you will now have something concrete to deal with.

Next, give serious thought to the problem, making sure that such thought does not degenerate into worry as worry accomplishes nothing. Aim at clear, dispassionate thought, viewing the problem as if it were a friend’s and not your own. Look at it from all angles and from the point of view of all concerned. You court disaster if you are entirely selfish in your outlook. The single important purpose of all this is to discover all possible solutions to the problem.

Having examined the problem broadly and impartially, carefully examine all the possible solutions or courses of action. The knowledge that you have done this will keep you from useless regrets later, when you can remind yourself that all courses of action were examined and you chose what appeared to be the best. Next, eliminate all proposed solutions which are seen on further thought to be impracticable.

You will now find that your list has been whittled down to two or three possibilities. At this stage it is often a good plan to get out into the open air. Go for a walk or a ride, preferably somewhere with wide horizons. There, out in the open, review the problem afresh. You will find it appears less formidable. Ask yourself how the difficulty will appear in ten years’ time or even one! This fresh review will enable you to make a final choice as you turn to the remaining solutions and, before you return home, decide which one you are going to adopt. As you go to sleep that night, let your last thoughts be upon your decision. If, in the morning, you still feel it is the best one to take, go ahead.

If you have a friend who is capable of giving sound advice, consult him. Do this before your final decision, so that you will have the benefit of his views before you decide. Talking things over with another is always a great help. It enables you to isolate the problem and to decide which on which factors are important. Even if the friend offers no advice, a sympathetic ear will help you. Furthermore, as you describe to your friend the courses open to you, you will see them in clearer light. Some will appear impossible even as you speak. Alternatively, one will appear most attractive.

In dealing with problems, remember the time factor. Although some problems solve themselves in time, and delaying tactics is therefore the best form of action for them, most other problems generally get more complicated the longer they are left. You should therefore get to grips with the problems immediately they occur.

All told, reasonable foresight and imagination can prevent many problems ever arising. Tact, thoughtfulness and responsible conduct can also keep life largely problem-free.

In six sentences, one for each, summarize the steps to be taken when faced with a problem and state why each step is necessary.

PAPER 3 (TEST 0F ORALS]

For candidates in Nigeria and Liberia only

SECTION 1

From the words lettered A to D, choose the word that has the same vowel sound as the one represented by the letters underlined.

1.   wit

A.  fright

B.  wheat

C.  tree

D.  market

2.   look

A.  glue

B.  you

C.  cup

D.  curious

SECTION 2

From the words lettered A to D, choose the word that has the same consonant sound(s) as the one represented by the letter(s) underlined.

3.   dance

A.  handsome

B.  sandwich

C.  adjective

D.  pounding

4.   plucked

A.  smiled

B.  slammed

C.  luck

D.  table

SECTION 3

From the words lettered A to D, choose the word that rhymes with the given word.

5.         carrier

A.        area

B.        barrier

C.        serious

D.        ravine

6.        drought

A.        crowd

B.        nought

C.        shout

D.        taught

SECTION 4

In each of the following questions, the main/primary stress is indicated by writing the syllable on which it occurs in capital letters. From the words lettered A to D, choose the one that has the correct stress.

7.         acrimony

A.        A-cri-mo-ny

B.        a-CRI-mo-ny

C.        a-cri-MO-ny

D.        a-cri-mo-NY

SECTION 5:

In the following options lettered A to D, all the words except one have the same stress pattern. Identify the one with the different stress pattern.

8.         A.        sanctify

B.        promising

C.        notify

D.        organic

SECTION 6

In each of the following sentences, the word that receives the emphatic stress is written in capital letters.   From the questions lettered A to D, choose the one to which the given sentence is the appropriate answer.

9.         The DOCTOR examined the patient with a stethoscope.

A.        Did the teacher examine the patient with a stethoscope?

B.        Did the doctor cure the patient with a stethoscope?

C.        Did the doctor examine the nurse with a stethoscope?

D.        Did the doctor examine the patient with a telescope?

SECTION 7

From the words lettered A to D, choose the word that contains the sound represented by the given phonetic symbol.

10.       / ǝ /

A.        accurate

B.        nephew

C.        ageless

D.        waddle

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2019 WAEC Maths Sample Questions, Scheme

This is to inform all the candidates that will be participating in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) May/June and GCE that they can download Mathematics sample questions and scheme of examination from here.

You can also check: WAEC May/June Sample Questions, Scheme: All Subjects

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Rules and Regulations Governing WAEC GCE Nov/Dec

Rules and Regulations Governing WAEC GCE Nov/Dec:

The following information would be on the website so that candidate could read them before completing their entries.

Rules and Regulations Governing WAEC GCE.

  1. Candidates should view the Information VCD before they register for the examination.
  2. Candidates should note that examination fees are not refundable.
  3. Candidates should print the examination Timetable at the completion of their registration.
  4. Entries must be uploaded with good quality passport size photographs, not “wait and get” photographs. The background of such photographs MUST NOT BE BLUE OR RED. The size should be 275 by 314 pixels. Entries with unacceptable passport photographs will be rejected.
  5. Candidates should study the Regulations and Syllabuses as well as the Timetable for the examination which they can download from WAEC’s website (www.waeconline.org.ng) using their registration PIN.
  6. All candidates must go to their examination halls in mufti and without arms. No professional uniform of any kind will be allowed in the examination hall.
  7. The entire results of candidates who sit for the examination in more than one centre will be cancelled.
  8. Smoking is not allowed in the examination hall.
  9. Any candidate that comes into the examination hall with mobile phone and /or electronic or communication gadgets will have his or her entire results cancelled.
  10. All candidates must ensure that their entries are correctly uploaded, as the Council will not be held responsible for errors in candidates’ particulars. request for correction will be entertained on any information which a candidate voluntarily gives at the point of registration as soon as the examination commences.
  11. Candidates must come into the examination hall with their original photo cards.
  12. Candidates who engage in examination malpractice will not only have their results cancelled but may be prosecuted.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about WAEC

Here are most frequently asked questions and answers about the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is an examination board that conducts the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, a University entry examination in West African countries. Established in 1952, the council has contributed to education in Anglophonic countries of West Africa (Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and the Gambia), with the number of examinations they have coordinated, and issuance of certificates comparable to those of equivalent examining authorities internationally.

FAQ

(1) Q. How does a person register for a WAEC examinations, for instance, the WASSCE.

(2) Q. What are the entry regulations for the WASSCE?

(3) Q. Who are those qualified to sit for the WASSCE?

(4) Q. Does WAEC prepare candidates for its examinations?

(5) Q. Who are the officials involved in the conduct of WAEC examinations?

(6) Q. Does WAEC have a way of disciplining erring functionaries?

(7)Q. Do WAEC officials mark candidates’ scripts?

(8)Q. Who are the WAEC examiners and how are they appointed?

(9)Q. How does WAEC ensure standardisation in grading?

(10) Q. Can a candidate register a protest over his examination result? If ‘yes’, how?

(11) Q. Why are some results cancelled?

(12) Q. What are the acts that constitute examination malpractices/misconduct?

(13) Q. Can one combine May/June WASSCE and Nov/Dec WASSCE results for admission purposes?

(14) Q. How can a candidate get errors on hisher certificate corrected?

(15) Q. Why is it that candidates sometimes have partial release of results?

(16) Q. How can a candidate collect his/her certificate?

(17) Q. What Is the official life-span of WAEC Certificates?

(18 ) Q. Does WAEC replace lost certificates?

(19) Q, How can a candidate obtain a confirmation of result?

(20)  Q. What channels of communication exist between candidates and WAEC?

(21)  Q. Which WAEC Offices issue certificates?

(22) Q. Does WAEC accredit certificates, say, from foreign institutions?

ANSWERS

(1) Q. How does a person register for WAEC examinations, for instance, the WASSCE?

A. The Council usually advertises entry periods and entry procedures in national newspapers. In respect of the WASSCE for example, the Council conducts two exams each year; the first in May/June for school candidates and the second in October/November for private candidates.
Registration for either May/June or the November/December WASSCE is done through the Internet (online). The May/June exam is for school candidates and all entry formalities are undertaken by the schools presenting candidates.
In the case of the private candidates’ examination, entry is on an individual basis. A prospective candidate purchases the entry scratch card which enables him/her to complete the entry form on the Council’s registration website-www.waeconline.org.ng. A registered candidate subsequently prints out from the website the identification photo card, which contains vital information about the candidate’s centre name, location, number and the subjects entered for. The examination timetable and subject syllabuses are also made available to prospective candidates on the website.

It is important to note that once the prescribed fee is paid to the accredited selling agent, a prospective candidate obtains two scratch cards, one for the online registration and the other for the online checking of results.

(2) Q. What are the entry regulations for the WASSCE Examination?

(3) Q. Who are those qualified to sit for the WASSCE ?

A. In the case of the school examination, the prospective candidate must be in the SS 3 class in a recognized school,
For the private candidates’ examination, any one of the following categories may enter for the WASSCE:

a. Those who have attempted the WASSCE in previous years;
b. Those who have attempted the GCE and obtained a pass in at least three subjects;
c. Those who have passed the Teachers’ Grade two examination.

(4) Q. Does WAEC prepare candidates for its examinations?

A. WAEC does not prepare candidates for its examinations by establishing secondary schools or tutorial centres, and no such institutions are affiliated to the Council. WAEC provides feedback in the form of Chief Examiners’ Report on candidates’ perofrmance in the various papers for each examination diet, which helps schools and private candidates to prepare adequately for subsequent examinations. The Chief Examiners’ Reports are avialable for sale at the Council’s offices nationwide.

(5) Q. Who are the officials involved in the conduct of WAEC examinations?

A. 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.

(6) Q. Does WAEC have a way of disciplining erring functionaries ?

A. Yes. Reports about functionaries who are teachers are made to the various State Ministries of Education and All Nigerian Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) for disciplinary measures. Such functionaries have been disciplined in the past. WAEC has its own procedures for disciplining erring inspectors.

(7) Q. Do WAEC officials mark candidates’ scripts ?

A. No. The marking of scripts is handled by examiners appointed by WAEC. They are usually educationists who are familiar with the classroom situation and their identities are not supposed to be disclosed.

(8) Q. Who are these examiners and how are they appointed ?

A. 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.

(9) Q. How does WAEC ensure standardization in grading ?

A. 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.

(10) Q. Can a candidate register a protest over his examination result? If ‘yes’, how ?

A. Yes, but only if he is a school candidate. No provision is made for a private candidate in this regard. Even then, a school candidate does not write directly to WAEC. It is his principal who, knowing the candidate’s ability, forwards a request for the review of the candidate’s scripts. Of course, there is a specified fee to be paid on every paper to be reviewed. Such requests should be sent in within six months of any examination.

(11) Q. Why are some results cancelled ?

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

(12) Q. What are the acts that constitute examination malpractice ?

A. 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.

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

(13) Q. Can one combine May/June and Nov/Dec WASSCE results for admission purposes ?

A. Yes.

(14) Q. How can a candidate get errors on his/her certificates corrected ?

A. 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.

(15) Q. Why is it that candidates sometimes have partial release of results ?

A. Results are partially released due to queries arising from one or a combination of the following mistakes:
(a) Wrong transfer of examination numbers in one or more papers; (b) Failure to shade examination numbers;
(c) Shading objective sheets with biro pens instead of pencil;
(d) Mistakes in entries leading to duplication of subjects.

(16) Q. How does a candidate collect his/her certificate ?

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

(17) Q. What Is the official life-span of WAEC Certificates ?

A. WAEC certificates have no expiry date.

(18) Q. Does WAEC replace lost certificates?

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

(19) Q, How does one process a confirmation of result ?
A. 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.

(20) Q. What channels of communication exist between candidates and WAEC ?

A. 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.

(21) Q. Which WAEC Offices issue certificates ?

A. Candidates can collect their certificates from WAEC Zonal and Branch offices in charge of the state where they sat for the examination.

(22) Q. Does WAEC accredit certificates, say, from foreign institutions ?

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

 

2020 WAEC GCE ‘Walk-in Candidates’ Registration Process

This is to inform all the candidates that missed registering for the 2020 WAEC January/February GCE during the normal registration window that they can utilize the opportunity of the new scheme introduced by the council i.e. Walk-in candidates.

What is WAEC GCE Walk-in Candidates?

’walk-in candidates’ is for intending candidates for the WASSCE for private candidates, who were unable to register during the normal registration period.

This scheme provides interested candidates register and sit for the examination as ‘walk-in candidates’.

When the 2020 WAEC GCE Walk-in Candidates Registration Will Begin

The ’walk-in candidates’ registration will commence after the deadline for normal registration and continue throughout the duration of the examination. 

How to Register for 2020 WAEC GCE as a Walk-in Candidates

Candidates who wish to register for the examination after the close of entries may be accommodated as “Walk-in-Candidates” provided they register not less than twenty four hours to the scheduled time of the paper (s) they intend to write. The “Walk-in- Candidates” fee is Twenty Five Thousand Naira (N25.000.00) only.

2020 WAEC GCE Registration Closing Date for First Series January/February

Candidates intending to register for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates, 2020 – First Series January/February are hereby informed that the registration closing date has been announced.

The registration period is from Tuesday, October 15, 2019 to 12th January, 2020.

All interested candidates should keep this to mind.

2019 WAEC Sample Questions and Schemes for All Subjects

We have compiled the sample questions and scheme of work for all the subjects offered at West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) levels (both school and private candidates).

Whether you are at your last stage of Secondary School Education preparing for WAEC May/June or you are no longer in the School system but you are preparing for WAEC GCE, you will find these sample questions and scheme very useful.

The Scheme will enable you have an overview of how WAEC conducts the subjects you are planning to write. While the sample questions on the other hand will familiarize you with the numbers of questions to expect and how they are set.

Before you proceed, check:

WAEC Sample Questions and Schemes.

Click on any subject of your choice below to download its scheme and sample questions.

Need scheme and sample questions of subject(s) not listed here? Use the comments section below to request for it/them.

DISCLAIMER: The questions and answers contained on this website are not in any way inferred as the original questions you will write on your WAEC examination. We do not provide students with any material that promotes examination malpractice. The contents on this website are purely educational and suited for students preparing for the said exams.

Price of 2020 WAEC GCE Scratch Cards & Selling Points

Since the announcement of the commencement of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Private Candidates Registration, we have been receiving mails from different candidates regarding the price of the WAEC GCE scratch card/PIN and locations where the scratch cards are sold.

Helpful Links: 2020 WAEC GCE Registration – Instructions & Guidelines

From the information reaching us, the 2020 WAEC GCE Registration scratch card/PIN goes for 13,950 NGN (The PIN is used for registration during normal entry period before the start of the late registration period). WAEC GCE registration PIN and the information VCD are available at branches of any of the following banks or any accredited agent.

  • Access Bank Plc
  • Ecobank Plc
  • Fidelity Bank Plc
  • WEMA Bank Plc
  • First Bank of Nig. Plc
  • First City Monument Bank Plc
  • Guaranty Trust Bank Plc
  • Heritage Bank Plc
  • Sterling Bank Plc
  • Polaris Bank Ltd
  • Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc
  • Standard Chartered Bank Plc
  • Zenith Bank Plc
  • Union Bank of Nigeria Plc
  • United Bank for Africa Plc
  • Unity Bank Plc

The registration card also contains the result checker. Keep the card after use for registration.

West Africa Examination Council GCE Certificates Collection Requirements and Procedure

Here are the procedure and requirements for  candidates that participated in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) Private commonly referred to as WAEC GCE to collect their original certificates.

WAEC GCE Certificates Collection Requirements and Procedure.

Requirements for Collection of Certificates by Private Candidates:

  • One passport
  • Photo card
  • Computer print out of the result
  • N3, 550.00 cash (payable to WAEC)

Once you possess the requirements, proceed to the WAEC office in the state you sat for the examination to collect your original certificate.

NB: If your certificate have stayed in WAEC office for more than 4 years, Custody Fee would apply.

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