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WAEC GCE Result: 2020 First Series GCE Result Released

WAEC GCE Result: The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has released the August/September exam results of the 2020 first series of the West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination for private candidates (WAEC GCE).

How to Check WAEC GCE Result

The 2020 WAEC GCE Result for August/September first Series examination have been successfully uploaded online and it is accessible from the WAEC official result checking website.

  1. Visit the WAEC result checking portal at
  2. Enter your 10-digit WAEC Examination Number.  (This is your 7-Digit centre number followed by your 3-digit candidate number eg. 4123456789)
  3. Enter the 4 digits of your Examination Year eg. 2020
  4. Select the Type of Examination  i.e. PRIVATE CANDIDATE RESULT
  5. Enter the Card Serial Number found on the reverse side of your Scratch card.
  6. Enter the Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your Scratch card
  7. Click Submit and wait for the results window to come up

How to Check WAEC GCE Result via SMS

In case you want to check your 2020 WAEC GCE result via SMS, use the shortcode format below:

WAEC*ExamNo*PIN*ExamYear To short-code 32327 (MTN, Airtel & Glo subscribers)

For example -: WAEC*4250101001*123456789012*2013

Note: 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)

Hint: you can only use your result checker 5 times, so be wise!

Best of luck!

WAEC 2020 GCE first Series Result Statistics

The West African Examinations Council, has announced the release of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination for private candidates, 2020 – first series This was announced by the Head of the Nigeria National Office Olu Adenipekun at a press briefing.

This was disclosed by the Head of West African Examinations Council, WAEC, Nigeria, Mr. Olu Olanipekun during a media briefing in Lagos. He also stated that candidates can now request for the certificate online through the Electronic Certificate Management System platform.

According to him, aA total of twelve thousand three hundred and ninety-five 12,395, candidates registered for the examination, out of which twelve thousand seventy-five, 12,075, candidates sat the examination. Of the total number of candidates that sat the examination six thousand three hundred and thirty-one, 6,331, were male and Five thousand seven hundred and forty-four, 5,744 were female, representing 52% and 47.57% respectively.

“Out of the total number of candidates that sat the examination, eleven thousand eight hundred and stay, 11,816 candidates, representing 97.86% have their results fully processed and released while two hundred and fifty-nine (259) candidates, representing 2.14% have a few of their subjects still being processed due to errors traceable to the candidates in the course of registration or writing the examination. Such errors are being corrected by the Council to enable the affected candidates to get their results fully processed and released subsequently. ” He noted.  

In terms of performance, nine thousand four hundred and thirty-eight,9,438, candidates, representing 78.16% obtained credit and above in two (2) subjects; “Eight thousand one hundred and twenty-five, 8,125 candidates, representing 67.29% obtained credit and above in three (3) subjects; ‘Six thousand seven hundred and thirteen,6,713 candidates, representing 55.59% obtained credit and above in four (4) subjects; “Five thousand two Hundred and Fifty-One, 5,251 candidates, representing 43.49% obtained credit and above in five (5) subjects.

“A total of Three Thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety-Two 3,892 candidates, representing 32.23% obtained credit and above in a minimum of five (5) subjects including English Language and General Mathematics. The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2019 – First Series was 26.08%. ”

The results of five hundred and forty-eight, 548 candidates, representing 4.54% of the total candidature for the examination are being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice. The cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate Committee of the Council in due course for consideration. The Committee’s decisions will be communicated to the affected candidates.

Candidates are to proceed to WAEC’s official result checking the website to check their results: The Result Checker PIN and Serial Number needed by the candidates to check their results online are contained on the Candidate’s Photo Card obtained by each candidate during the registration for the examination.

Concerning the collection of certificates, candidates can now request their certificates via the Electronic Certificate Management System, an online portal to enable private candidates to request their certificates online.

It was gathered that the Council has partnered with the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST). Therefore, using the Expedited Mail Delivery Service of NIPOST, candidates can upon application and required payments done online, have their certificates delivered to them in any State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria irrespective of where they sat the examination.


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  • Anozie Stephen

    Pls release all the held result for GCE waec Jan/ Feb 2020

  • Destiny King

    Please Sir,I checked my result and it's showing held on all the subjects. Does this mean i may not have my grades again this year,2018 Gce?

  • Ugochukwu Lovelyn Ifeoma

    Good day sir/ ma, please i register for GCE exam and sit for it at the year 2016. But i can't remember the examination number and my code please have me out i need to check it what can i do please. Thanks

    1. It looks like you may need to try going to your examination centre, so that they can check their records.

  • Ngozi Odinma

    pls which university accept maths english economic and government for international relations