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When is WAEC Starting? See 2021 WAEC Exam Starting Date

Filed in Exam, WAEC News by on March 8, 2021



One question asked over time by prospective candidates of the 2021 WAEC examination is “When is WAEC Starting?” This article has been created to answer this question. Read on to see when the 2021 WAEC will be starting.

When is WAEC Starting?

When is WAEC Starting?

When is WAEC Starting? Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020/2021 WAEC exam started around August 2020 and ended one month after which was in September 2020.

All things being equal, the 2021 WAEC exam will be starting around April and end in May. The WAEC May/June exam normally last for one month and a few weeks.

WAEC 2021 sales of registration/application forms for the 2021 WASSCE for School candidates has commenced. The West African Examinations Council has floated entries for the e-registration of candidates for WASSCE for School Candidates, 2021.

Offline Registration is from February 15, 2021, to March 15, 2021. While online registration is from March 16, 2021, to March 31, 2021.

Now that you know the starting dates for the 2021/2022 WAEC exams, go through this see vital information as it concerns the West Africa Examination Council, WAEC registration, timetable, syllabus and others.

About the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is an examination board established by law to determine the examinations required in the public interest in the English-speaking West African countries.

It also conducts the examinations and to award certificates comparable to those of equivalent examining authorities internationally.

Established in 1952, the vision of the West African Examinations Council is to be a world-class examining body, adding value to the educational goals of its stakeholders.

Its vision is to be a world-class examining body that adds value to the educational goals of its stakeholders.

Its mission is to remain Africa’s foremost examining body, providing qualitative and reliable educational assessment, encouraging academic and moral excellence. READ MORE

WAEC 2021 Registration Instructions / Guidelines

Schools are required to use the Internet Explorer which comes standard with Microsoft Windows for easier registration.

Launch the Windows Internet Explorer on your PC and type the following; http://www.waeconline.org.ng or http://www.waeconline.org.ng/register/

While on this website, click on the “May/June Examinations” icon. This takes you straight to the e-Registration home page.

NOTE: Your computer must be connected to the Internet to do this.

For schools without an internet connection, they could register at the WAEC Zonal/Branch Office in charge of their State. They can also visit the nearest cyber café or use the offline registration facility.

Once a School Examination Officer is properly identified by the system, he/she could register as many candidates as the PIN allocated to the school will allow him.

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

  • Sign up/Login to the E-Registration Website.
  • Click “Register” on the cascade menu.
  • The Center Number, the School Name, and the number 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.

Capturing Passport Photograph and Signature:

NOTE: All the Boxes marked (*) are compulsory fields and must be filled.

  • Scan the actual passport photograph of the candidate using a flatbed scanner or 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 a contrasting background.
  • The passport photograph must be clear and the candidate’s face must NOT be obstructed in any way by items like glasses, sunglasses, headgear, etc
  • Store the picture in JPEG format using the candidate’s name.


The price for the 2021 WAEC registration is now 11,950 naira nationwide.


The official WAEC May/June exam timetable will be made available online.


The closing date of registration for the 2021 WASSCE for School Candidates is 31st March 2021.

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