How to Retrieve WAEC Examination Number Online Without Any Hassle

How to Retrieve WAEC Examination Number Online easily: Getting your WAEC result without knowing your examination number is impossible. It is the first thing you will be asked to enter to check your WAEC result. You can only get it if you took the exam yourself or have a reliable source that can tell it to you.

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How to retrieve waec examination number

If you are a candidate of the West African Examinations Council, you should know that every candidate writing any WAEC examination in a specific year has a unique number that is not shared by any other candidate. It is called the WAEC Examination Number.

In this article, I will share with you the 3 ways you can retrieve your WAEC serial number if you do not remember or have misplaced it.

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Method 1: WAEC SSCE Exam Centre Number Database

When you go to the WAEC SSCE results checking platform, you will find a list of participating countries.

Click on a country to see the list of schools in that country. Scroll down until you see the “Student Centre Number” column. Type the number into the box provided, click on enter and voila! Your WAEC results should be displayed for you to download.

The WAEC SSCE centre number for schools in Nigeria can also be found on other platforms including
Here is the WAEC SSCE centre number for schools in Nigeria:

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  1. St. Paul’s Secondary School, Oke-Ira (084)
  2. St. Michael’s College, Ogogo (082)
  3. St. Mary’s Grammar School, Obio-Akpor (084)
  4. St. Gregory’s College, Okomu (082)
  5. Ritman Secondary School, Aba (082)
  6. Queen of Angels Secondary School, Abaji (084)
  7. Queen of Peace Girls Secondary School, Aba (084)
  8. Holy Child College, Aba (084)
  9. Immaculate Conception Girls Primary and Secondary School, Aba (084)
  10. Christ the King College, Umuahia (042)
  11. Community Grammar School, Umuahia (042)
  12. Community Grammar School, Onitsha (045)
  13. Holy Rosary Girls’ College, Onitsha (045)
  14. Our Lady of Peace

Method 2: Locate the School you wrote your Exam

You need to go to your school’s registry office and request for the WAEC SSCE examination number and name of your school. The registry officer there will ask you to write the name of the principal or head teacher of your school and you will be given your WAEC SSCE examination number that is very important.

In order to apply for your WAEC certificate you must visit the school where you wrote the examination to obtain your examination number.

You will be required to present a valid identification card such as voter’s card, passport or driver’s license. Your name and other details will be checked against the register to confirm your identity. After this, you will be given a slip of paper containing your examination number.

You have to write down the following information on a separate piece of paper:

Your full name.

Your WAEC registration number (which should be written on the slip of paper).

Method 3: Visit WAEC Office

This last method wil work for you if you do not want to use any of the above two methods or those methods are not yielding results.

First you need a proven evidence that you lost your WAEC examination number. This examination number is usually posted in a photo-card.

With the sworn affidavit, you will go to any WAEC office of your choice.

There you will be charge N4000 for the service. You will also need to buy WAEC result checker pin which is compulsory.

Retrieving your WAEC serial number is not hard if you follow our process step by step.
Best of luck.

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