How to Check WAEC WASSCE GCE Results Online (2024 WAEC Second Series Result)

Hurray! The latest report reaching our news desk today is that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has officially released the much-awaited results of private candidates (GCE), who sat for the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) second series.

Important Note: There’s a difference between the WAEC result of May/June, and the WAEC/WASSCE result of Nov/Dec. This particular result is for the later.

The 2023 WAEC GCE Results has not only been released but also uploaded on the WASSCE online portal. All participants who want to check their performance and score can use the simple guide below to check their results on the official WAEC result-checking portal.

How to Check WAEC GCE Results Online.

Thanks to the WASSCE board, candidates are no longer required to buy a scratch card/pin to access their results. Previously, candidates had to buy a scratch card before checking their results.

However, the Smart Identity Card given to candidates during their WASSCE Examination contains both a result checker PIN and Serial Number that can be used to check their WASSCE result via the waec portal.

STEP 1: Visit the official WAEC Result-Checking Portal at

STEP 2: When the portal loads up, proceed and type in your 10-digit WAEC Examination Number. (This is your 7-Digit Centre number followed by your 3-digit candidate number e.g. 4123456789)

STEP 3: In the next box, type in your WAEC Examination Number.

STEP 4: Select your Examination Year e.g. 2023.

STEP 5: Select your Examination Type (PRIVATE CANDIDATE RESULT).

STEP 6: In the next column, you’ll be required to type in your Card Serial Number.

STEP 7: Enter the Card Personal Identification Number (PIN).

STEP 8: Click on the “Submit” button to get your WAEC Result.

Important Note: However, candidates who for one reason or the other, might have misplaced or lost their Smart Identity Card, you’ll have to buy a brand new Scratch card/pin before you can access your result on the WAEC portal.

Furthermore, you can easily apply for your original WAEC Result/certificate online using the WAEC Certificate Request Portal (e-Certman) website:

How to Check WAEC GCE Results Via SMS.

Candidates who may not be using internet-enabled devices or are in areas with internet connection issues can also check your WAEC result using any mobile phone, simply send an SMS in the format below:

WAEC*ExamNo*PIN*ExamYear to the shortcode: 32327 (MTN, Airtel, and Glo subscribers)

For Example: WAEC*4250101001*123456789022*2023

Reminder: You must use the format above when checking your WAEC GCE result via the SMS method. When sending this message, there should be no space in the message. Before sending this message, ensure you have at least, ₦30 in your airtime balance. This SMS method will cost you around ₦30.

WAEC GCE Result Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is WAEC PIN?

The full meaning of the abbreviated word PIN is Personal Identification Number. However, in this context, the WAEC PIN is a unique 10-digit or 12-digit number specifically created for you and is required to access various WAEC services.

The Unique WAEC PIN enables direct access to a candidate’s results through multiple channels. The PIN is found on a valid WAECDIRECT Scratch/Smart card and is revealed when the cover patch on the reverse side of the card is carefully scratched off.

What is a Scratch Card?

Example of a WAEC Scratch Card.

waec Scratch Card

A Scratch card is a plastic card with a scratch patch on the back side of the card, as shown in the above image. The back of the scratch card conceals a PIN that you can use to access the WAECDIRECT service.

Where to Buy a WAEC Scratch Card?

There are various vendors online and offline where you can buy a WAEC scratch card. You can easily purchase a WAEC scratch card at any WAEC branch office across the 36 states of Nigeria. You can walk into any Fountain Trust Bank Plc to buy one.

How Many Times can I check my WAEC Result?

A maximum of 5 (five) times with the use of 1 (one) Scratch card. If you’ve checked your result more than five times, you will be required to buy another Scratch card to check your result. The new scratch card will entitle you to another 5 (five) result checks. This is why candidates are advised to print out their WAEC results in copies and keep them safe.

Can I use one scratch card to check more than one result?

No! Once you’ve used a scratch card to check one result, that PIN is automatically linked to that result, and can only be used to check that result, five times. To check another result, you will be required to purchase a new Scratch card.

The WAEC webpage is not loading, what can I do?

Candidates experiencing this issue should ensure that they are on the right WAEC portal, @ Another reason is either it’s from your internet connection or too much traffic congestion on the WAEC site. Try checking it in the night.

There was no result for the candidate in the specified year. Please what do I do?

Candidates who are experiencing this issue should know that it may likely be an issue from the WAEC portal. Candidates using the WAEC portal to check their results, and it’s showing this error. I’ll recommend you ensure you remember the year you sat for the examination, and the next option, is to visit the nearest WAEC office for assistance.

My result shows outstanding. What do I do as I need it for admission?

Candidates who are facing these issues should know that their results are partially released i.e. (outstanding/held), and this error can be traced to numerous issues. However, decisions like “Outstanding/Held” results are subject to the WAEC board investigation. After investigation, sometimes, the results will be released, while some will be cancelled.

Can I Use the WAEC result checker card I bought last year to check the results of the current year?

Yes, it’s still valid and can be used to check this year’s WAEC result. However, this means that you must NOT have used it to check any other WASSCE result.

Can I Change my gender from Female to Male?

Yes. Mistakes like these happen all the time. However, if your gender was mistaken, kindly visit the nearest WAEC office in your area to make corrections to the inputted information during the time of your WAEC registration.

Wrong WAEC Examination Number, what can I do?

Some candidates have been trying to check their waec results, but keep having problems with their examination number, with the WAEC site showing erroneous messages such as the number is incorrect. The solution is easy, simply go to any WAEC office in your state to make complaints and resolve the issue.

I typed the wrong WAEC Examination Number and its showing another result, what can I do?

Candidates who made a mistake by typing in the wrong examination number while trying to check their WAEC result, and coincidently, it displayed a result that was not mine. Can I use the same result checker card to check my results? The answer is NO. You can only use one Scratch card to check one result. To check your result, you’ll need to buy another scratch card. Sorry.

I checked my WAEC result with the centre and exam number given to me, but I saw someone else’s result. What can be done?

The difference is the year. Candidates should be aware that examination numbers are reused every year and the ONLY difference is the examination year. You need to purchase a new scratch card, and when checking your result, kindly change the exam year to the year you sat for the examination.

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