How to check WAEC result on phone

How to check WAEC result on phone

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) result is already out, and it is time to check your performance, know your standing and chart the way forward. If you’re wondering how you can easily check WAEC result, then worry no more as things have been simplified as you can do it on your mobile phone. You don’t know how to do it? This guide gives you the simple steps to help you check WAEC result using phone. This is important especially when you cannot access a laptop or computer, and the only device with you is your phone.

How to check WAEC result on phone
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With this guide, you can learn how to check WAEC result using phone in less than two minutes. The process is as simple as ABC, and even a first timer will find it easy and with no complication at all.

The phone displays the result depending on the screen of your phone where the larger the screen is, the better you can view, analyze and verify the result. With that said, here are the easy-to-follow steps on how to check WAEC result on phone:

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Enter the right combination of short message service (SMS) and send it directly to WAEC as shown below:

  1. WAEC*ExamNo*PIN*ExamYear
  2. The message should have no spaces between numbers and letters.
  3. Send the above combination to WAEC shortcode 32327 using Airtel, MTN or Glo.

You should be able to receive your result within a couple of minutes.

Here is an example to help you understand the process better:

WAEC*8921106738*46532148779*2018 followed by the recipient number 32327. Click on send and wait for your result.

While it is easy to check WAEC result using phone and get it within minutes, you will have to spend an amount of money for the service. This is usually at an average of N30 whether the information is correct or wrong.

An exception to this is where the SMS format is incorrect, or you miss to key in the correct shortcode. It is also worth noting that the required PIN is the one shown on your WAEC result checker card.

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The alternative way of checking WAEC result using mobile phone

The method of checking WAEC result by sending an SMS directly to WAEC is easy and convenient, but there is another easy way to check WAEC result using phone. For this case, you can choose to use special mobile phone application tailored for this purpose known as WAEC result checker.

Checking WAEC result using WAEC result checker application

How to check WAEC result on phone

This application was designed as a tool for confirming GCE result and is allowed only for residents of Ghana, Nigeria, Gambia and Sierra Leone. It is also a mobile platform where the examiners can carry out their WAEC result confirmation process at their own convenience. This concerns the students who formally passed the examinations at school and the candidates who privately passed the examinations.

The WAEC result you get using the mobile app are official and accurate, but this can still be verified by visiting WAEC website to check result online. The following are the required details when checking WAEC result using the phone app:

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  • Examination number
  • Year of examination
  • The type of examination
  • The service number of the result checker
  • Result checker PIN

The procedure for checking WAEC result using result checker

Here are the steps to enable you to check your result using WAEC result checker:

  1. Key in your index number.
  2. Choose the type of exam which in this case is WAEC.
  3. Select your year of examination, for example, 2018.
  4. Enter the serial number of the card found at the back of your scratch card.
  5. Enter your personal identification number (PIN) that is usually a combination of 12 digits on the scratch card.
  6. Confirm your year of examination and index number to make sure your exam information is correct.
  7. Click on submit.
  8. Wait for display in the popup window. This may take some minutes.

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You have learnt how to check WAEC result using phone at your convenient time. However, you should note that these verification procedures have some limitations. To begin with, you are allowed to make five requests for WAEC result using phone. In case you deplete the allowed request times, you will have to use another SIM card in your phone where you get five queries to make again.

About WAEC

How to check WAEC result on phone
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Established in 1952, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) refers to an examination body in charge of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for Jamb and University entry exam in the countries of West Africa.

It has contributed significantly to education development in Anglophonic West African countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, Sierra Leone and Liberia through the examinations it coordinates and certificates it has issued to qualifying examinees.

With the well-established platforms, the examinees can check their WAEC result using phone through SMS or WAEC result checker Ghana app downloadable to their phones. Moreover, the board has created an endowment fund to support education in West Africa by giving aid to those not able to fund their education and sponsoring lectures.

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With a well-established and organized committee, the council’s structure is subdivided into three key parts. These are National Committees, Subcommittees, and International Committees. The subcommittee is in charge of different aspects of the Council’s undertakings, and there are several subcommittees to assist the National and the International committees.

In addition to dealing with the issues related to specific member countries, the National Committee helps articulate the national views on matters that affect the policy of the whole council. The International Committee, on the other hand, handles the matters that affect all the countries that belong to the council and harmonizes the national views relating to the policies of the entire council.

What examinations does WAEC conduct?

The West African Examination Council is in charge of four different types of exams: National examinations, International examinations, exams conducted in union with other exam bodies and examinations that the council conducts in place of other examination bodies.

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Whereas the international examinations are conducted in the five member countries under the regulation of WAEC, the national examinations are conducted in the specific countries. The examination bodies with which the council collaborates are the Royal Society of Arts and London Institute’s City and Guilds.

Since its inception, WAEC has undergone several improvements to enhance its operations and service delivery. For instance, the council can now deliver its exam results by using modern technology to mark the scripts within a short time. Additionally, the candidates can check WAEC result using phone technology and are able to confirm their performance within some minutes.

This has become helpful to Ghanaian candidates compared to the former instances where they could verify their result after the admissions to universities were almost closing. During those days, students could seek admission using the awaiting results, a method that was tiresome and stressful.

What is more? The embracement of latest technology enables students to visit WAEC website to check result in real time or still use their phones and WAEC result checker card number to confirm their result from their comfort zones.


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