- 1. Entry Period
Entries will be accepted from 13 February to 14 April 2017. no entry form will
be accepted after the deadline. Please avoid subject clashes, as no refund will
(a) It is the responsibility of the candidates to check the correctness of his/her
entries and to ensure that the appropriate fees are paid. WAEC shall not take responsibility
for any error, oversight or default made by
(b) WAEC reserves the right to cancel any entry at any stage before the Examination,
if it is found to be irregular.
(c) WAEC reserves the right to refuse entries which
do not satisfy the regulations of the examination. Entries which do not arrive before
the closing date or which are not accompanied by the correct fees will be
(d) No candidate will be permitted to sit at an examination centre
other than the one he/she has chosen.
(e) WAEC would not refund fees. When entries
are rejected or cancelled, any fees paid may be refunded in full but deductions
may be made at the discretion of the Registrar, to meet any administrative costs
(f) WAEC reserves the right to cancel the script of a candidate in a subject/paper
for which he/she did not enter.
(g) The candidate’s witness must be from the
following categories, to whom the candidate is personally known:
- (i) A Clergyman (Imam or Reverend)
(ii) A Senior Civil Servant
(iii) A Qualified Medical Doctor
(iv) A Solicitor/Barrister at Law
(v) Principal of a Recognized Secondary School, Technical Institute Training College,
A recent photograph, on white background, must be submitted to the
Council at the time of registration. The dimension of the photograph should be as
Width 160 pixels
Height 200 pixels
No glasses on
No hat or cap on
Both ears must appear
Eyes must be opened
It is very important that the candidate states his/her full permanent postal
address on his/her Entry Form. Change of address should be reported to WAEC without
In all correspondence with WAEC, please state the examination you have entered for,
your name, identification number, and address clearly written in block letters.
5. Fees, Including Cost of Scratch Card, Biometric registration and Examination
A composite fee for the biometric registration of Le515,000.00 ( FIVE HUNDRED and
FIFTEEN thousand Leone) is payable for the Examination, this must be paid in bank
draft and forwarded to the West African Examinations Council, FREETOWN or the branch
offices in BO, KENEMA, and MAKENI following which a scratch card would be issued
to you to facilitate your registration online.
Examination fees are not transferable from one examination to another.
Candidates must pay by Bank Draft only, direct to the Council’s office in
Bo, Freetown, or Makeni
7. Science Subjects
There will be no laboratory practical tests in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Agricultural
A Candidate in the Western Area offering Typewriting should come along with his/her
typewriter on the day of the examination to the West African Examinations Council,
Tower Hill, Freetown. A candidate in the provinces should take his/her typewriter
to his/her examination centre in Bo, Kenema, or Makeni.
9. Francophone West Africa
Registration is open to candidates in francophone West African countries.
10. Errors in Candidates' Entries
It is the responsibility of the candidate to carefully check the correctness of his/her details (Name, Date of Birth, Photograph,
Subjects, etc) before submitting his/her entries to the Council's database. The Council will not accept any request for amendment to a
candidate's bio-data or subjects. Cyber Cafes accredited to register candidates should please note this instruction.