Established in 1952, the vision of the West African Examinations Council is to be a world-class examining body, adding value to the educational goals of its stakeholders.
The West African Examinations Council is West Africa’s foremost examining board established by law to determine the examinations required in the public interest in the English-speaking West African countries, to conduct the examinations and to award certificates comparable to those of equivalent examining authorities internationally.
By this mandate, the Council is expected to:
- Assist in the development of sound education
- Ensure that educational standards are maintained
- Give the people of West Africa a vision of the great potential which lies beyond examinations.
To be a world-class examining body, adding value to the educational goals of its stakeholders.
To remain Africa’s foremost examining body, providing qualitative and reliable educational assessment, encouraging academic and moral excellence and promoting sustainable human resource development and international cooperation.
WAEC conducts three major examinations in a year. They are:
- WASSCE for School Candidates (May/June)
- WASSCE for Private Candidates – First Series (January/February)
- WASSCE for Private Candidates – Second Series (August/September)
WAEC GCE Timetable
WAEC GCE Registration
WAEC Past Questions