It is not far-fetched that a whole lot of people have been mailing us and asking to know when the May/June 2017/2018 WAEC Exam Registration would begin.

May/June 2017/2018 WAEC Exam Registration

It is for this reason, as well as to keep you properly informed that we have written this post. Are you a prospective candidate for the May/June 2017/2018 WAEC Exam Registration? Then this article is just for you.

Update: WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration Guideline

Also Read: 2017/2018 JAMB UTME Registration Form

It contains all the information new have gathered so far as concerns the May/June 2017/2018 WAEC Exam Registration.


The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is an examination board that conducts the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, for University and Jamb entry examination in West Africa 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 certificates they have issued.

The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is a type of standardized test in West Africa. It is administered by the West African Examinations Council. It is only offered to candidates residing in Anglophone West African countries. The academic school-leaving qualification awarded upon successful completion of the exams is the West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE).

The body conducts two (2) examinations which include:

  • WASSCE (November/December) – Also known as the General Certificate Examinations (GCE), by its former name; all students from private and public schools are allowed to take this examination, and uniforms are not compulsory. However, other rules and regulations are applied on every candidate. This examination is only offered during the autumn season, and the results are available by December. It is also called private examinations of which now its compulsory to register biometrically.
  • WASSCE (May/June) – Also known as the Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE), by its former name; this examination is made for all private and public schools in West Africa. They must also wear distinctive uniforms as described in the standards set by the school boards. This examination is offered during the summer (May to June), and the results are available by August.

Having mentioned all of that, let’s treat some of the most common questions/concerns by most prospective May/June 2017/2018 WAEC Exam Registration candidates.

When Will May/June 2017/2018 WAEC Exam Registration Form Come Out?

indeed we’re not surprised that a whole lot of prospective candidates are really eager to know when the May/June 2017/2018 WAEC Exam Registration would begin.

It has always been our culture to advice candidates to always register as early as possible to avoid all the issues/difficulties that one may experience as a result of late registration, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) May/June 2017/2018 WAEC Exam Registration has not begun yet.

We are expecting the May/June 2017/2018 WAEC Exam Registration form to come out by November/December 2016. If the trend of the previous year is anything to go by, the WAEC Registration Form for 2016 was released in November 2015 so we do not expect that of May/June 2017/2018 WAEC Exam Registration to delay later than December 2016.

We will keep you updated as soon as the registration form for the May/June 2017/2018 WAEC Exam Registration is out for sale.

Update: WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration Guideline

What do I need for the May/June 2017/2018 WAEC Exam Registration?

The following information would be required of you in order to complete the May/June 2017/2018 WAEC Exam Registration Form:

  • Surname
  • First name
  • Middle name
  • Date of birth
  • Sex
  • Marital Status
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • State of Origin
  • Local Government of origin
  • O-level Subjects to be written
  • Email address
  • 1 passport photograph with red background
  • WAEC Registration Scratch Card

Note: All WAEC registration process, selection of approved school name, passport upload, selection of subjects and fingerprint or thumbprint capture is done with digital personnel on WAEC official website – 

Scratch Cards Available for May/June 2017/2018 WAEC Exam Registration

Below are the different types of scratch card that would be available for the May/June 2017/2018 WAEC Exam Registration:

  • Registration & Result Checker Card – This card allows candidates to register for a maximum of 9 subjects. Candidates are expected to keep this card safe even after registration as they would also need it to check their results when it is released.
  • Late Registration Card – This card is used in addition to the Registration Result Checker Card to allow candidates register during the late registration.
    When used with the Registration & Result Checker Card, the candidate is allowed to register for a maximum of 9 subjects.

You can register early to avoid the use of the Late Registration Scratch Card and save yourself some cost.

Deadline for May/June 2017/2018 WAEC Exam Registration

The May/June 2017/2018 WAEC Exam Registration has not commenced yet, and until it then, we would not be able to tell you the closing date yet.

However we strongly advice that you keep yourself updated so that you register for the May/June 2017/2018 WAEC Exam Registration as soon as the registration commences and avoid all the difficulties that comes with late registration.

We’ll update you with the actual closing date as soon as we gather that information

May/June 2017/2018 WAEC Exam Registration – Important Points to Note

The May/June 2017/2018 WAEC Exam Registration can only be said to have been completed only when the candidate has seen the Admission Notice/Photocard page.

Candidates are to print the May/June 2017/2018 WAEC Exam Registration Notice/Photocard as it will be required of them during the examination, candidates are also advised to laminate the photocard after printing as this would keep it neat and useable throughout the examination period.

Also importantly, candidates must keep their registration Scratch Card safe and intact as the registration scratch card would be used to check the examination results when they are released.

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Update: WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration Guideline

  1. Adeolu John says:

    Lovely. I see this article to be accurrate.
    Please I would like to be updated on NECO, NECO GCE & WAEC GCE registration and exam commencement date. I’m hoping to put in for any two of the exams.
    Also, kindly advice me if it would be possible or ‘reasonable’ to sit for WAEC (May/June) exam as I’ve graduated from Senior Secondary School since 2012 & I’m now 21 years.

    • Raphael says:

      Hello Emmanuel,

      At this point, i expect that you should be more concerned with knowing when the normal registration would commence, rather than waiting for late registration, honestly!

      Have a nice day Emmanuel.

  2. Michael David says:

    thank you very much. I can’t wait for the registration date to commence. please notify me as soon as it start.

  3. Derby says:

    Hello Raphael,
    thanks for this information and your timely response to each comment.
    My bro wants to sit for this WAEC exam and we’ll like to know when registration starts.
    Also, I wrote mine some 7 yrs ago…can I still use my result to apply to a university..?
    *I’m not on watsapp*
    Anticipating your response.
    Thank you.

    • Raphael says:

      Hello Derby,

      I apologize for the late response, and i really appreciate your kind comment.

      Tell your bro that WAEC Registration has began. He can register through his school. I wrote all about it here:

      As for yours, WAEC indeed has no expiration, your result remains valid for life, however, you may need to make inquiries at the university of your choice to know if they have any policies that states otherwise.

      Do have a nice day Derby.

      Goodluck to you and your bro.

  4. Jumoke Akinbode says:

    Pls my sister had been crying since yesterday,that the school she want to register with said today is the closing true is this?

  5. Jumoke Akinbode says:

    Pls when is the closing date for 2017/2018waec registration,my sister had been crying that the school she wanted to register with told her today is closing date.Pls how true is this

    • Raphael says:

      Hello Jumoke,

      WAEC Registration started barely 1 week ago and it is not possible for the registration to have closed already.

      Unless the school means they themselves are not registering candidates anymore, but as for WAEC Registration, the portal is still open.

      Have a nice day Jumoke.

  6. tunji says:

    Hello, i tried registering in a school and they informed me waec is closing officially on monday 16, please how true this is. I want to register and i only have funds at the end of the month, is it still possible to make it.

    • Raphael says:

      Hello Samuel,

      Instead of bother on the closing date, is it not wiser to register now while you can?

      WAEC has not announced any official closing date yet.

      Have a nice day.

  7. Enrie says:

    Hello please, I would like to register for WAEC but i finished sec sch in 2012 due to my deficiency in physics i have been having issues during admission, tried to put in for the examination but i’m been told they don’t register external student… Is it a law?

    • Raphael says:

      Hello Enrie,

      It depends on the school you want to register.

      Some schools register externals while some schools don’t.

      So you may want to check at another school.

      Have a nice day!

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