WAEC Releases 2023 SSCE Results | See How to Check Your Result

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the results of school candidates, who sat the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).

All candidates who participated in the examination can proceed now to check their results on the official WAEC result-checking portal.

How to Check WAEC Results Online

Candidates need not purchase a scratch card/pin to access their results. The result checker PIN and Serial Number are contained on the candidates’ Smart Identity Card used during the conduct of the examination.

1. Visit WAEC 2023 result-checking portal at https://www.waecdirect.org/

2. Enter your 10-digit WAEC Examination Number. (This is your 7-Digit Centre number followed by your 3-digit candidate number e.g. 4123456789)

3. Enter your WAEC Examination Number in the required column.

4. Select your Examination Year e.g. 2023

5. Select your Examination Type (SCHOOL CANDIDATE RESULT).

6. Enter the Card Serial Number.

7. Enter the Card PIN.

8. Finally, click the “Submit” button to get your WAEC Result.

In cases of lost Smart Identity Card, such candidate is required to purchase a new Scratch card/pin to access their results. Click Here to Purchase a New WAEC Result Checker Scratch card.

Also Read: WAEC Sets to Release Results of Exonerated Candidates

How to Check WAEC Results Via SMS

To check your WAEC result using your mobile phone, send an SMS in the format below:

WAEC*ExamNo*PIN*ExamYear

To shortcode: 32327 (MTN, Airtel, and Glo subscribers)

For example:

WAEC*4250101001*123456789022*2023

Note: Ensure you adhere strictly to the format above. There should be no space in the message. After sending the SMS, wait for your result to be delivered to your phone via SMS (SMS costs ₦30 only).

Also Read: WAEC Grading System: Meaning of Withheld Result and Other Related Terms

WAEC Result Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a PIN?

The PIN stands for 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 PIN is found on a valid WAECDIRECT Scratch card and is revealed when the cover patch on the reverse side of the card is carefully scratched off.

What is a scratch card?

A Scratch card is a plastic card with a scratch patch on the reverse side that conceals a PIN required to access the WAECDIRECT service. The Scratch card applicable for the WAECDIRECT service is marked “WAECDIRECT ……Access Card” on the face.

Where can I buy a scratch card?

A Scratch card may be purchased at the National Office of WAEC and any of its zonal and branch offices across Nigeria. It may also be bought from any of the branch offices of Fountain Trust Bank Plc across Nigeria. From time to time, it may become available at any other outlets designated by WAEC. According to the WAEC website, the reviewed price for the Scratch card is currently around ₦450.

Also Read: WAEC May/June SSCE Result Performance Statistics

How many times can I check my result?

You may check your results up to a maximum of 5 (five) times with the use of 1 (one) Scratch card. To check further after exhausting the allowed 5 (five) times you will need to purchase another Scratch card which will entitle you to another 5 (five) result checks.

Can I use one scratch card to check more than one result?

No! You may only use one Scratch card to check one result. To check another result of interest, you will require a new Scratch card. If you misuse a Scratch card by attempting to check another result different from the first one checked, you will be penalized as having used the card and will be presented with the appropriate error message.

In what other ways can I check my results?

Besides having your results displayed to you on a webpage on the WAECDIRECT website, you may also have your results delivered to an email address of your choice by selecting the appropriate options on the WAECDIRECT homepage. You may also have your results read out to you by calling any one of our regional Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems or have it delivered to your GSM mobile phone via SMS.

I have been trying to check my result by the WAEC webpage is not loading, what do I do?

Please be informed that it could either be your internet connection that is not connecting properly or a result of the high traffic to the result checking site. We advise you to give it some time before trying again. www.waecdirect.org

I went to the WAEC portal and filled in the required details only to see a page telling me there was no result for the candidate in the specified year. Please what do I do?

We advise you to keep checking at intervals because the website may be updated subsequently or visit the nearest WAEC office for assistance.

My result is displaying outstanding. What do I do as I need it for admission?

Kindly note that results that are partially released i.e. (outstanding/held) can be traced to various issues.  The decision on the “Outstanding/Held” results is subject to the outcome of the Council’s investigation. You can keep checking the portal for updates.

Can the result checker card bought in the previous year be used to check the result of the current year?

A result checker card purchased in a previous year is still valid for use in the next year but note you can only use one Scratch card to check one result. To check another (different) result, you will require a new Scratch card.

Can a candidate’s gender be corrected from female to male?

Kindly proceed to the nearest WAEC office to make corrections to information erroneously provided by you in the course of your registration.

I have been trying to check my result, but I keep having problems with my examination number, I’m informed that my number is incorrect. What do I do about this?

Kindly proceed to the nearest WAEC office to make corrections to information erroneously provided by you in the course of your registration.

I made a mistake by inputting the wrong examination number while trying to check my WAEC result, and it displayed a result that was not mine. Can I use the same result checker card to check my result now that I have my correct exam number?

You can only use one Scratch card to check one result. To check another result of interest, you will require a new Scratch card. If you misuse a Scratch card by attempting to check another result different from yours, you will have to purchase another card to check your result.

I checked my WAEC result with the center and exam number given to me, but I saw someone else’s result. What can be done?

Please be informed that examination numbers are reused every year and the unique difference is the examination year. Please change the exam year to the year you took your exam. However, you will have to purchase a new WAEC result checker card to do this.

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