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WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration – We’re glad to inform the general public and all prospective WAEC candidates that the portal for the 2017/2018 WAEC e-Registration has been opened and as such, candidates can now register for their WAEC examinations online but has to be done through their school.

WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration

login to the portal and register their candidates for the forthcoming WAEC examination.

The WAEC e-Registration service makes registration easier for the schools and also eliminates errors in registration information which are hitherto made on paper and only detected while processing the paper forms by WAEC.

Documents such as Timetable, Syllabus and Registration Template for the examination can easily be  printed or downloaded by the School Authorities from the WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration portal.

WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration – Procedure For Registration

We’ll talk about the whole registration process for the WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration portal. If you follow the instructions carefully, you’ll be able to complete your WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration without any hassles.

We’ll be covering the following details:

  • Payment for the Examination
  • Identification of School Principal/Examination officer (Sign up/Sign In)
  • Registration of Candidates
  • Reviewing/Editing candidate information
  • Generation Examination Numbers
  • Downloading of Information
  • Offline Registration

WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration – Payment For The Examination

For the payment of the WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration fees, schools are expected to collect the approved registration fees from all their candidates and issue one bank draft in favour of The West African Examinations Council (WAEC). This cheque is paid at the WAEC Zonal/Branch Office in charge of their State. The designated WAEC Finance Officer in the Zonal/Branch Office enters information regarding the payment on his computer and issued the school a scratch card or pay voucher containing information to enable the Principal/Examination Officer sign up to the e-Registration Website.

However, to accommodate schools that may not have easy access to the internet in their locality and to make the online registration trouble-free, there is a provision for offline registration on their standalone PCs or through Business Centers in their locality. The CD-ROM containing this offline registration facility will be given to schools along with the pay voucher upon payment. This also means that schools could start registering their candidates as they collect entry fees from them.

We’ll give full details about this as you read on.

 Approved Banks To Make Payment

  • Access Bank Plc
  • Diamond Bank Plc
  • Ecobank Nigeria Plc
  • Fidelity Bank Plc
  • First Bank of Nigeria Plc
  • First City Monument Bank Plc
  • Guaranty Trust Bank Plc
  • Heritage Bank Limited
  • Skye Bank Plc
  • Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc
  • Standard Chartered Bank Plc
  • Sterling Bank Plc
  • Union Bank of Nigeria Plc
  • United Bank For Africa Plc
  • Unity Bank Plc
  • Wema Bank Plc
  • Zenith International Bank Plc

How to Visit the WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration website

Once a school has collected a Scratch Card or Pay Voucher as the case may be, the school can visit the WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration portal. 

All that is required is a standard computer with internet access. Launch your web browser and enter the following url:

When the website has opened, click on the ‘May/June Examinations’ icon and you’ll be redirected straight to the e-Registration home page.

For schools without Internet connection, they could register at the WAEC Zonal/Branch Office in charge of their State or the nearest Cyber café or use the offline registration facility.

Examination Officer – Sign Up as a New User

For a School Principal/Examination Officer to use the e-Registration Website as a new user, the school must have procured the Online Registration Scratch Card or Pay Voucher from the WAEC Zonal/Branch Office in charge of his/her State for the WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration.

The Examination Officer would then use the PIN (Personal Identification Number) on the Scratch Card or Pay Voucher to sign up as a new user. He could do this by:

  • Supplying the PIN for his/her school
  • Clicking on the ‘Sign Up’ menu

If the PIN provided is correct, the Examination Officer’s Information Page would be displayed.

Entering Examination Officer’s Information Personal Details

Each school has its own Examination Officer, who administers the registration process. The following details must be adhered to in the registration process of the examination officer:

  • The Examination Officer must enter his personal details as well as his school detailed information on this page
  • All the Boxes marked (*) are compulsory fields and must be filled
  • Upon filling of all required boxes, click theSign Up button
  • If you get a ‘User Id already Exists’ message, it means that the User ID you chose has already been used bys someone else. All you need to do is choose another User ID and click the Sign Up
  • You’ll be shown your Registration Details page if all your entries are correct.

Examination Officer – Login as Existing User

A School Examination Officer who has previously registered the WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration portal would not have to repeat the registration process each time he visits the WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration website.

He will only need to go through the following steps to use the WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration portal:

  • Click on the ‘Log In’on the cascade menu
  • Type his/her school PIN, User-Id and password and the click the ‘Log In’button
  • The system displays a Welcome Page.
  • At ‘Welcome Page’, the examination officer could choose to
    • List Registered Candidates,
    • Register More Candidates,
    • Download (Syllabus, Timetable and/or Template Form)
    • Log out from the site.

 Registration of Candidates

Once a School Examination Officer is able to login successfully on the system, he/she could register as many candidates as the PIN allocated to the school will allow him on the WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration portal.

The following are the steps the examination officer will take to register candidates:

  • Sign up/Login to the E-Registration Website as described above
  • Click ‘Register’ on the cascade menu
  • The Center Number, the School Name, and thenumber of entries remaining for the school with the Registration Form will be displayed
  • Each Candidate’s personal details such as Surname, First Name, Date of Birth, Sex and subjects must be entered. The candidate’s passport photograph and signature must also be captured.

How to Select Subjects for Candidate

  • The approved subjects for the examination are displayed in the Available Subject List Box
  • English Language and General Mathematics have been pre-selected
  • Select the subject in the Available Subject ‘List Box’ and click on ’>’Icon
  • Clicking on  ‘>’icon moves the selected subject from the “List Box” to the corresponding ‘Text Box’ at the right side of Available Subject ‘List Box’.

Note: that a candidate is expected to register for at least 8 subjects.

To deselect already Selected Subject do the following:

  • Click on ‘X’ in front of the subject to be deselected.
  • The deselected subject moves back to the bottom of Available Subject ‘List Box’

Attaching Candidate’s Passport Photograph

To attach a candidate’s passport photograph do the following:

  • Scan the candidates passport photograph using a  scanneror Take a passport photograph of the candidate with a digital camera
  • The passport photo should be black and white, 35mm x 40mm in size with contrasting background
  • The passport photograph must be clear and the candidate’s face must NOT be obstructed in any way by items like glasses, sun glasses, head gear, etc
  • Store the picture in JPEG format using candidate’s name on the system
  • Click the ‘Browse’ buttonby the ‘passport photo box’ to locate the candidate’s passport photo
  • Locate the directory where the passport photograph is stored
  • Click on the on the candidate’s  passport photograph
  • Click ‘Open’ to attach the candidate’s passport photograph to the corresponding candidate’s registration.

Note: Once the candidate’s passport photograph is attached to the registration information it CANNOT be changed. The scanned passport photograph will be on your certificate and all other documents in WAEC

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Continuous Assessment Scores (CAS) for SSS I & II

It is compulsory that you enter the Continuous Assessment Scores (CAS) for SSS I and II along with your entry. The SSS III CAS should be added as soon as it is available but before the examinations begin.

Candidate’s Affirmation

Click on the ‘Checkbox’ by the affirmation statement to affirm that all the entries including the attached passport photograph are correct.

Note: That when the checkbox is clicked, a mark ‘v’ sign appears in the checkbox and this affirms that all entries are correct. You WILL NOT be able to submit this entry unless you click the affirmation checkbox.

 How To Submit Registration for WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration

  • Ensure that all registration details for the candidates are correct
  • Click the SubmitButton to register the candidate and save candidate’s registration information.

Note: If the registration process is successful, the ’Form Number’ is displayed in the Submitted Page.

How To Register More Candidates for WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration

  • Click on ‘Register More’ to register more candidates

Reviewing/Editing of Candidates Information

It is important that the School Examination Officer reviews the details of candidates that have been registered. If there is a need to make some changes to some of the entries, the following steps should be followed:

  • Login as the authorized School Examination Officer as described above in this article
  • Click on List on the Cascade Menu to list already registered candidates
  • Click View at the extreme left of the record to display Candidate’s Registration Details and passport photograph
  • Make changes to the entries and then click the affirmation checkbox and submit the form

Note: You can make changes to a candidate’s registration details only 3 times before the close of the registration entry. You CANNOT change the passport photograph of the candidate after you have generated examination number.

Generating Examination Numbers for WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration

Ensure that all candidates’ entries have been submitted on the WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration portal before proceeding.

A School Examination Officer is allowed to generate examination numbers for candidates in his/her school after he has completed the registration of all the candidates in his/her school by taking the following steps:

  • Login as the authorized school examination officer as described earlier in this article
  • Click on ‘Generate Exam No’ Menu
  • A list of the candidates registered for the examination in the school is displayed
  • Print out entire candidates’ information

Downloading of Information for WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration

School Examination Officers could download documents such as Syllabus, Form Template and/or Timetable as follows:

  • Login as the authorized school examination
  • Click ‘Download’ on the cascade menu. The ‘Download Centre’ page is displayed

How To Download the Syllabus

To download the syllabus, follow the steps as detailed below:

  • From the ‘Download Centre’ page, click ‘Syllabus’
  • Select subject in the subject list column.
  • The File download Dialog Box appears with options to Save, Open, Cancel, More Info
  • Click Saveto save the downloaded file to a specified location.
  • Click Open to open and view/print the syllabus

How To Download the Registration Form Template

To download the Form Template, follow the steps as listed below:

  • From the ‘Download Centre’ page, click ‘Form Template’
  • The File download Dialog Box appears with options to Save, Open, Cancel, More Info
  • Click Saveto save the downloaded file to a specified location.
  • Click Open to open and View/Print the Form Template

How To Download the Examination Timetable

To download the Timetable, follow these steps:

  • From the ‘Download Centre’ page, click ‘Timetable’
  • The File download Dialog Box appears with options to Save, Open, Cancel, More Info
  • Click Saveto save the downloaded file to a specified location.
  • Click Open to open and View/Print the Timetable

Offline Registration for WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration

The Offline Registration was introduced by WAEC as an option for schools that have Computers but do not have internet access.

This service was also put in place to so that schools without PCs can also be assisted by Cyber Café or Business Center with computers and scanners/digital camera.

The Offline Registration will enable the schools to capture registration details of their candidates and passport photographs, save the information on a CD-ROM or Flash RAM for uploading at WAEC Zonal/Branch Office in charge of their State.

Each school will be given a CD-ROM containing the offline registration program, instruction manual and other WAEC Online Registration information during a training program to be organized for school principals and examination officers.

Please refer to the Offline Registration Instruction Manual for full instruction on how to use the Offline Registration Module.

Uploading Data From Offline Registration

For a school examination officer to upload data from the Offline Registration Package to the e-Registration System, the following steps must be followed:

  • Pay the required fees to collect your payment voucher for the number of candidates
  • The examination officer should Sign up as a new user following the steps highlighted earlier in this article or
  • Login as an existing user if he/she had previously signed up.
  • Click on Offline Upload
  • To upload your entry with SSS I & II CAS, click on ‘Main Entries’ from ‘Upload from Offline Backup’submenu under the ‘Registration’ menu
  • Click on Browse to select the location where the cmp data files (on the Offline backup device)
  • Select the files ….._!.cmpthen press Add file until you have finished selecting all the backup cmp files.
  • Click on Upload Now to validate and load the data.
  • Please note that you may choose to add and upload the cmp files one at a time.

Uploading SSS III Continuous Assessment Scores (CAS)

  • Click on Upload SSS 3 CAS and pressContinue
  • Click on Browse to select the location where the data file (on the Offline backup device) is
  • Select the file named xml
  • Click on Upload to validate and load the data.

WAEC Zonal/Branch Offices e-Facility

For the benefit of schools in the rural areas and/or schools without computers and/or Internet facilities, WAEC has installed in all its Zonal/Branch Offices, Computers, Scanners, Printers, and Internet Service.

This will enable such schools to register their candidates online or upload the candidates they have registered offline. This would ensure that all schools get their candidates to register on time and with ease.

Schools wishing to use these facilities especially for scanning and printing may be required to pay a token for the facilities. Such additional fees will be communicated to the schools during the training program.

For more information/inquiry as regards the WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration, you can drop a comment in the box below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible or send an e-mail to:

WAEC 2017/2018 e-Registration

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