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When Is WAEC Starting 2023? Timetable & Closing Date

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When Is WAEC 2023 Starting: Has WAEC started Registration for 2023?, when Is WAEC Exam for 2023 Starting Officially?, when will WAEC 2023 start in Nigeria?, which day will WAEC start, is WAEC timetable out?, which month will WASSCE start?, how Much is WAEC registration?

Hey SAVANT! welcome to this episode of my “Admission Guide Series” here I will give detailed answers to the questions asked above and guide you through 2023/2024 WAEC registration process and literally all you need to know… STAY TUNED!

When Is waec Starting
WASSCE (West Africa Examination Council)
WAEC Registration BeginsDecember 2022
Registration CostEighteen thousand Naira (18,000)
WAEC Exam Start DateMonday, 8th May, 2023
Date for Waec Exam Last PaperFriday, 23rd June, 2023
Summary table on 2023 WAEC registration and starting date

Having your O’ level result (WAEC/NECO/NABTEB) makes you no longer a secondary school student, this is the border line that marks the end of your SSCE voyage.

But student are only tagged successful after being able to accrue a minimum of credits in five (5) core courses related to their field of interest.

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This makes your O’ level exam one of the most important exam you will ever sit for.

To make things easy for you, I have come up with this exciting piece which will provide you with all the necessary information, guiding you on the next necessary steps to take, WAEC starting date and all other related questions.

Before we begin, lets first understand what WAEC is all about.

What Is WAEC?

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WAEC is an acronym for West Africa Examination Council, it was Established in 1952 with the sole purpose of conducting Examination for Anglophonic countries (Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Gambia) of West Africa.

The Exam conducted by WAEC is of three (3) types…

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Students in their Finals in secondary secondary school sits for WASSCE for School candidates (this Exam normally holds from the month of MARCH to MAY

…while student that are not in any Secondary school will have to sit for WASSCE for Private Candidates (either first series or the main GCE).

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Is WASSCE Registration Form For 2023 Out?

Yes, WAEC Registration form for 2023 is officially out and as such students can begin registration.

When Will WAEC Registration 2023/2024 Start?

The West Africa Examination Council, WAEC sales of form started 5th of December, 2022 for the MAY/JUNE Exam.

Students who wish to participate in 2023 WASSCE must kick start their registration with the school to wish to sit for the Exam with.

How To Register For 2023 WAEC

How To Register For Waec
How To Register For Waec

Like I mentioned before, WASSCE for Secondary school student is off three (3) category, Registration for these three (3) categories are different;

whilst that for Private student (1st Series and Main GCE) can be registered online, that for school candidates can only be done through secondary schools.

You can visit WAEC official website @

How much is WAEC registration fee

The total registration fee for 2023/2024 WAEC Registration is Eighteen thousand Naira (18,000).

This registration for senior secondary school student can only be done through a school and not directly on WAEC registration portal

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Now that we know when the sales of form and registration for WAEC will start, the next logical question is, when is the exam date and WAEC timetable for 2023.

When Will WAEC Registration End?

The West African Examination Board has announced April 2023 as the deadline for normal registration of candidates for WASSCE, while late registration begins late April to end in May 2023.

When Is WAEC 2023/2024 Exam Starting?

WAEC 2023 Exam starts Monday, 8th May, 2023 with Foods and Nutrition 3 (Practical) Planning Session.

Prior to this date WAEC releases a timetable that contains Schedule for all the papers to be written.

WAEC timetable gives a better answer to this question which you can access HERE.

Is WAEC Difficult to PASS?


WAEC Exam is as Easy as your level of preparation, it is a direct proportionality.

This means that if you prepare well for the Exam, then it would be an easy-peasy for you, but Student who do not make the effort to prepare for the Exam as supposed will find the Exam a hard nut to crack

Is WAEC Timetable for 2023/2024 Out?

Yes, WAEC timetable for 2023 May/June exam is now officially out.

As part of my “Admission Guide Series” to assist you with you WAEC exam preparation

…I came up with a wonderful piece that will guide you with proven tips on how to prepare and Pass WAEC with no sweat, you can check it out HERE.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When will WAEC and NECO result be released?

WAEC and NECO normally release their result 2-3 months after the exam, so if the exam is to start, let’s say May, then the results should be expected to be released in August.

Between WAEC And NECO Which Is More Difficult?

WAEC is not more difficult than NECO, neither is NECO more difficult than WAEC.

Both Exams are equally demanding, so if you want to pass WAEC or NECO you have to do the work, although with this tip you should have NO trouble with your preparation.

Can You Prepare For WAEC In A Month?

Yes, you can still prepare for WAEC a month to, the earlier the better though.

This is only for student that the reality of the Exam struck late, well if you are in this web of student, it is not too late to start preparing, all you have to do is put in your all.

In Summary

WAEC Exam Registration will start 5th December 2023, after registration the Exam begins Monday, 8th May, 2023 with Foods and Nutrition 3 (Practical) Planning Session.

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  1. Good day sir, pls sir
    Are you really sure waec late registration will commence from late April to may

    1. Hey Ayomide, JAMB Exam will be conducted 29th April 2023, the exact date for WAEC exam will be announced once the timetable is officially released, but should be held May/une

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