How To Check Your WAEC Result And Solve Common Problems

The 2019 WAEC result has been released. Candidates who sat for the examination and were not involve in any form of examination malpractice can now check their result online.

This article contains information about the various ways candidates can check their WAEC result online and through SMS. I have also discussed the different problem candidates face when checking their result online and how to solve them.

Before diving in, Let's take a look at a few statistics that were shared by the council just before releasing the 2019 result.

According to a statistics announced by the West African Examination Council (WAEC), 180,205 out of the total 1,590,173 candidates who sat for the 2019 examination had their result withheld due to suspicion of examination malpractice. The withheld results are still being investigated as at the time of writing and will be concluded soon.

How To Check Your WAEC Result Online

You can check your WAEC result online by first getting an e-PIN voucher. e-Pin which stands for Electronic Personal Identity Number, is a unique 10 or 12 digit number, it can be found on a valid WAEC voucher. The voucher can be purchased from accredited sellers or directly from the National office of WAEC. Each voucher cost N700 as at 2019. If you are buying your voucher from a cyber cafe, you can expect to pay more, since the sellers need to make a profit. To check your result online :

  • After getting your voucher, go to the official WAEC website.
  • You will see "Result checker" on the left side of the screen
  • Input your 10 digit Examination number.
  • Input the year of examination
  • Select the examination type, which is " school candidates Result".
  • Enter the e-PIN voucher number
  • Enter the e-pin serial number.
  • Click on submit and wait for reply.

If you have done everything correctly, your result will be displayed on the screen.

How To Check Your WAEC Result Via SMS

Candidates who sat for the exam can also check their WAEC result through SMS. You will however, still need an e-PIN voucher. Result can be checked on any of the major Telecom networks, including MTN, Glo, Airtel, and 9mobile.
To check your result by text message or SMS,

  • Buy a WAEC direct Scratch card from any accredited seller.
  • send an SMS to 32327 using this format "WAEC*Exam No*PIN*Exam year" and wait for reply.
  • You will receive a text message displaying your grade for each subject.

Using the above format, 'Exam No' is your 10 digit examination number. PIN is the number on your scratch card and Exam year is the year you sat for the exam. Make sure you follow the format while sending the SMS. And also, when typing the message, avoid spaces between the numbers.

Common Problems And Fixes When Checking Your WAEC Result

More than a million candidates sit for the WAEC examination every year. Out of these, a considerable number of candidates encounter problem while checker their results. I have compiled some of the most popular questions candidates ask and their solutions.

How Many Times Can I Check My WAEC Result

Remember that you can only check your result a maximum of 5 times. So it is advised that you write down your result somewhere when it is displayed so you don't have to continuously use the voucher every time.

If you happen to exhaust the number of times your result can be checked on a particular voucher, then you will have to purchase a new one to continue checking your result.

Each voucher can only be used to check one result per candidate. What this means is that you can not use your voucher to check the result of another candidate.

Outstanding Result

If you have an issue with your result then it will display as outstanding. If your result displays this way, there is very little you can do except to wait and keep checking. Hopefully, it will be released when the issue has been solved

WAEC Website or Page Not Loading

If the WAEC page does not load, there is a number of things you can do to see where the problem is coming from. First, you will want to make sure that the URL is correct. Here is the correct official WAEC website.

You can also check to see if you have an active internet connection. If you have no issue with the above, The last thing you should do is to give it some time and keep trying, because sometimes the website might just be down due to high volume of traffic.

No Result Found For Candidate in The Specified Year

If you get a message like no result found for a candidate in the specified year, then you should also check to see if you have provided the correct details. Since the WAEC website is regularly being updated, this error will come up from time to time. Just wait for some time and check back later. If the problem persists visit the nearest WAEC office for assistance.

How To Edit and Change User Profile like Gender and Age

If you notice a mistake in your WAEC profile like the wrong gender, misspelled name or wrong age, you should contact the nearest WAEC office close to you and let them know about the mistake in your profile.


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