Check WAEC Result with your Mobile Phone

The West African Certificate Examination Council (WAEC) is responsible for conducting the annual West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for students in senior secondary school (SSS) or senior high school (SHS). The examination is written five English-speaking West African countries, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, The Gambia and Liberia.

Check your WAEC Result with your Mobile Phone

The end of each WAEC examination is followed by an excruciating suspense. Even after the results are out, it’s not always a welcome idea to rush to the next cyber cafe to check your WAEC result. This guide is provided to help you check your WAEC result from the comfort of your bed using your mobile phone.

Before we proceed, you should consider the types of WAEC examinations below to avoid mismatching dates.

Types of WASSCE

The examination is written in two different batch.

  • The WASSCE (November/December): Also known as the G.C.E. by its old name (General Certificate Examinations), students from government and private schools are able to take this exam. Uniforms are not needed, but other rules must be obeyed by the students. This exam is only taken in the fall season(November/December), and the grades are available by December.
  • The WASSCE (May/June): Also known as the S.S.C.E. by its old name (Senior School Certificate Examinations), this exam is ideally made for students who go to government schools. Students from private schools, that are well known in the country, can only sit for this exam in any government schools. They must also wear a type of uniforms as the teachers want them to wear. This exam is only taken in the spring season, and the grades are usually available on or before August of the same year.

Depending on the type of WASSCE examination you wrote, your grades should be available by January or July for November/December and May/June batch respectively.

How to check WAEC result on phone

Time needed: 1 minute.

To check your WAEC result through SMS simply, send an SMS in the format below:

  1. Open your SMS/Messaging App

    Open the SMS application on your mobile phone.

  2. Create a new message

    Create a new message, like you would send a message to a friend.

  3. Enter your WAEC info

    In the new SMS window, type WAEC*ExamNo*PIN*ExamYear

  4. Send SMS

    Send the SMS to the short-code 32327 (MTN, Airtel & Glo subscribers). For example: WAEC*4250101001*123456789012*2007

Ensure you adhere strictly to the format above . There should be no space in the message. Wait for your result to be delivered to your phone via SMS. (SMS cost N30 only)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is an e-PIN and where do I find it?

The e-PIN stands for Electronic Personal Identification Number. In WAECDIRECT, it is a unique 10-digit or 12-digit number that is required to access the service. The service enables direct access to a candidate’s results via multiple channels. The e-PIN is found in a valid WAEC Voucher.

Where can I buy a valid WAEC Voucher?

An Electronic PIN may be purchased at the National office of WAEC and at any of its Zonal and Branch Offices across Nigeria. From time to time it may become available at any other outlets so designated by WAEC. The reviewed price for the e-PIN is now N700.

Is there a limit to a number of times I can check my WAEC result?

No, you can check your WAEC result as many times as you like, however, you may only check your result up to a maximum of 5 (five) times with the use of 1 (one) e-PIN. In order to check further after exhausting the allowed 5 (five) times, you will need to purchase another e-PIN which will entitle you to another 5 (five) result checks.

I have a problem in checking my WAEC result Please help?

Kindly send the following details to customersupport@vatebra.com for verification and assistance
– Error message displayed
– Your examination number
– Type of Exam
– Year of Exam.
– Visit http://www.waecdirect.org/ or the nearest WAEC office for Further enquirers

WASSCE Grades and Meaning

The grades below are given on the WASSCE certificates for the students who finished their exams. They also depend on how well the students did in their exams.

GradeMeaning
A1Excellent
B2Very good
B3Good
C4Credit
C5Credit
C6Credit
D7Pass
E8Pass
F9Fail

You may only use one e-PIN Voucher to check one result. To check another result of interest, you will require a new e-PIN Voucher. If you misuse a e-PIN Voucher by attempting to check another result different from the first one checked, you will be penalised as having used the e-PIN, and will be presented with the appropriate error message.

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A web developer, IT undergrad, terrible entrepreneur, internet freak and a man of a few other incongruous talents, Ebenezer has been writing on technology since 2012, and plans to do so until a few days before his ultimate fate: cryogenic preservation. If resurrected, he is likely to go back to writing on technology.

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