After sitting for the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (W.A.S.S.C.E), it is important you know how to check your result when it is released. It is also more important to understand how to obtain the W.A.S.S.C.E Diploma. While the online result checker validates your grades, the Diploma is a tender from the West African Examinations Council (W.A.E.C) that you have graduated from a secondary school within the West- African Territory.
The West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (W.A.S.S.C.E) is usually conducted and supervised by the West African Examinations Council (W.A.E.C) and appropriate Ministries of Education. The West African Examinations Council was established in 1952 following a proposal by the Jeffrey Report to set up a regional examining board to harmonize and standardize pre-university assessment procedures in the then British West-Africa. Ahead of its establishment, the Governments of Ghana (then Gold Coast), Nigeria, Sierra Leone and The Gambia enacted the West African Examinations Council Ordinances in 1951. Liberia became the fifth member of the council in 1974.
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The W.A.S.S.C.E Grading System
The W.A.S.S.C.E Grading System is simply the method of results interpretation deployed by the council. Across all member countries, the council deploys the same grading system in interpreting results. The Council’s Grading System is as follows:
|GRADE||RANGE OF SCORE (%)||INTERPRETATION|
|A1||75 – 100||EXCELLENT|
|B2||70 -74||VERY GOOD|
|B3||65 – 69||GOOD|
|C4||60 – 64||CREDIT|
|C6||50 – 54||CREDIT|
|D7||45 – 49||PASS|
|E8||40 – 44||PASS|
|F9||0 – 39||FAIL|
List of Subjects Offered in W.A.S.S.C.E
The following subjects are offered in W.A.S.S.C.E and depending on your country, Mathematics, English Language and trade subjects are compulsory. Check with your School Counsellor or Year Tutor to confirm your subject selection tallies with your department and your proposed programme of study.
- AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE
- ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
- APPLIED ELECTRICITY OR BASIC ELECTRICITY
- AUTO BODY REPAIRS AND SPRAY PAINTING
- AUTO ELECTRICAL WORK
- AUTO MECHANICAL WORK
- AUTO MECHANICS
- AUTO PARTS MERCHANDISING
- BLOCKLAYING, BRICKLAYING AND CONCRETING
- BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
- BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
- CARPENTRY AND JOINERY
- CATERING CRAFT PRACTICE
- CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES
- CIVIC EDUCATION
- CLERICAL OFFICE DUTIES
- CLOTHING AND TEXTILES
- COMPUTER STUDIES
- CROP HUSBANDRY AND HORTICULTURE
- DATA PROCESSING
- DYEING & BLEACHING
- EDO LANGUAGE
- EFIK LANGUAGE
- ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE WORK
- ELECTRONICS OR BASIC ELECTRONICS
- ENGLISH LANGUAGE
- FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
- FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS
- FOODS AND NUTRITION
- FURNITURE MAKING
- FURTHER MATHEMATICS OR MATHEMATICS (ELECTIVE)
- GARMENT MAKING
- GENERAL AGRICULTURE
- GENERAL KNOWLEDGE IN ART
- GENERAL MATHEMATICS OR MATHEMATICS (CORE)
- GHANAIAN LANGUAGES
- GRAPHIC DESIGN
- GSM PHONES MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS
- HAUSA LANGUAGE
- HEALTH EDUCATION OR HEALTH SCIENCE
- HOME MANAGEMENT
- IBIBIO LANGUAGE
- IGBO LANGUAGE
- INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (CORE)
- INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ELECTIVE)
- INTEGRATED SCIENCE
- ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS STUDIES
- LEATHER GOODS
- LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
- MACHINE WOODWORKING
- OFFICE PRACTICE
- PAINTING AND DECORATING
- PHYSICAL EDUCATION
- PICTURE MAKING
- PLUMBING AND PIPE FITTING
- PRINCIPLES OF COST ACCOUNTING
- PRINTING CRAFT PRACTICE
- RADIO, TELEVISION AND ELECTRONICS WORKS
- REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING
- SOCIAL STUDIES
- STORE KEEPING
- STORE MANAGEMENT
- TECHNICAL DRAWING
- VISUAL ART
- WELDING AND FABRICATION ENGINEERING CRAFT PRACTICE
- WEST AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGION
WASSCE Examination Timelines
The West African Examinations Council conducts its examination in three timelines each year. This includes January/February, May/June and November/December. Apart from the May/June Examination which is usually scheduled for school candidates, the other two are meant for private candidates.
How To Check Your WAEC Result Online
To check your WAEC result online, you must be in possession of a WAEC Scratch Card. The WAEC Scratch Card contains a pin and serial number you would need to provide on the WAEC results portal. Without the WAEC Scratch card, you cannot authorize the portal to display or print your results.
To get your WAEC scratch card from any part of the world, you can contact us.
After getting your scratch card, proceed to WAEC RESULTS PORTAL. Depending on your country, the WAEC Results Checker has a different Webpage.
- WAEC RESULT CHECKER FOR NIGERIA
- WAEC RESULT CHECKER FOR GHANA
- WAEC RESULT CHECKER FOR THE GAMBIA
- WAEC RESULT CHECKER FOR SIERRA-LEONE
- WAEC RESULT CHECKER FOR LIBERIA
Visit the portal and wait for the webpage to load up. Next, Enter the requested details on the page.
You are to go through this format as stated by the examination body:
1. Enter your 10-digit WAEC Examination Number.
(This is your 7-Digit centre number followed by your 3-digit candidate number eg. 4123456789)
2. Enter the 4 digits of your Examination Year eg. 2022
3. Select the Type of Examination (Private or School)
4. Enter the Serial Number (Found on Scratch Card)
5. Enter the PIN (Found on Scratch Card)
6. Click “Submit” and wait for the results window to come up.
NOTE: Before submitting, crosscheck the examination number, examination year and examination type you entered to verify it matches the required input, as entering wrong details can result in a waste of scratch cards. Nothing can be done unless you purchase a new scratch card.
Once a submission is made, your result should load up in a new tab. You can print the result if you have a printer, or download it as a PDF to your computer or mobile device for offline access.
How to Obtain your W.A.S.S.C.E Diploma/Certificate
After you have confirmed that your W.A.S.S.C.E result has been released via the Result Checker, you can start making plans to lay hold of your W.A.S.S.C.E Diploma. Though most people call it a certificate, it is officially recognised as a Diploma.
If you sat for the W.A.S.S.C.E for School Candidates (May/June) Examination, your Diploma would be available for collection from your school. You might be requested to pay a fee before receiving it from your Vice-Principal (Academics) or anyone in charge.
If you sat for the W.A.S.S.C.E for Private Candidates (January/February or November/December) Examination, you would have to get your W.A.S.SCE Diploma from the W.A.E.C office. You should also know the office in charge of your jurisdiction to avoid unnecessary expenses. For instance, the WAEC office at Ikorodu is in charge of the Lagos Island jurisdiction while the one at Jibowu, Yaba serves Lagos Mainland.