How To Collect Original WAEC GCE Certificate

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How To Collect Original West African Examination Council, WAEC GCE Certificate.

How To Collect Original WAEC GCE Certificate

Recently, The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced that certificates of the General Certificate Examination (GCE) have been printed and is now available for collection by candidates.

The West African Examination Council, WAEC has released the online and offline process and guidelines involved in the collection of candidates Original Certificates for School candidates and Private Candidates Nationwide.

The West African Examination Council, WAEC are the body involved in conducting the Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in African Countries.

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How long does it take for original Waec result to be out?

90 Days
At the end of the above examinations the body issues certificates to candidates, normally they are ready 90 Days after the release of the results. It takes 90 days for WAEC Certificates or Original Result to be made available after the release of results.

How can I retrieve my WAEC GCE examination number?

Go to a court and do a sworn affidavit for loss of examination number or photo-card. Take the affidavit and one passport photograph to any WAEC office. You will be charged 2,500 Naira for this service.

Does Waec GCE result expire?

WAEC results do not expire.

How can I check my GCE result without pin?

There is no possible means of checking WAEC result without PIN ooooo……. WAEC PIN is the secure code that can grant you access to the waec result database successfully.

How can I print GCE result?

To print, simply press the keys Crl with P and the printing block will come up. Check the settings and print. If you are checking via business center, its best to call for assistance for the printing.

Can I get my original Waec result online?

it is possible to print their WAEC Certificates online. there is any website to print WAEC original result or certificate. WAEC has an open service to allow candidates to print their certificate directly from their website.

How can I print my Waec original result?

Answer: If you are using desktop or laptop, once the waec certificate show up, go to your file menu and select print, or click on print on the waec certificate page that load up. If you used phone to check your result, save the page, take it to a cyber café, for it to be downloaded and printed out in coloured.

How To Collect Original WAEC GCE Certificate

Original WAEC GCE Certificate Sample

So many candidates has been asking questions on where they can collect their original WAEC GCE certificate, this is one of the main advantages of visiting Candidates that participated in the examination for private candidates, up till November / December 2015, are advised to visit the WAEC zonal and state offices nationwide to collect their certificates.

The available certificates are the Nov / Dec General Certificate of Education Ordinary / Advance Levels (GCE O/A Levels), Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) (Private) and WASSCE (Private).

NOTE: Candidates who fail to collect their certificates after December 31st may be charged an extra fee for the custody of the certificates.

How to get GCE Certificate(All You Need To Know)

Unlike WAEC Private which make provision for your WAEC certificate to be sent to the school where you registered for the examination. Those who sat for WAEC external (GCE), will have to go the WAEC office/centre close to them to get GCE certificate. You can only get your GCE certificates from WAEC Zonal and Branch offices in charge of the state where they sat for the examination.

Mind you, there is a fix day for collecting GCE Certificate depending on the year you wrote the GCE examination. This date can be seen on the noticed board. The required document which you must present before you can get your GCE Certificate is also on the noticed board.

For example, if you wrote the GCE exam in 2007, and 2007 set falls on Tuesday, you will have to go on that day. If you go on a different day, the officials will not attend to you. When you go for collection, at a specified hour, an official will come out and address you on the process. Depending on the population, you might spend the whole day there.

Fees you will pay to get your GCE certificate depending on the year you wrote the exam.

  • 1-4 years: N3,500
  • 5-9 years: N8,500
  • 10-14 years: N13,500
  • 15-19 years: N18,500
  • 20 years and above: N23,500

The breakdown above means; if you wrote your GCE 15years ago, you will have to pay 18,500 before you can get your GCE certificate. Those within the range of 1 to 4 years will pay a token of 3,500 before they can get their GCE certificate.

Recommended: How To Get Original WAEC Certificate Online: WAEC Result Sample

What do you present for collection?

  • An identification card
  • A passport photo that is recently taken (red background preferably)
  • Your statement of result or print out done online


If I had lost my GCE certificate, can it be replaced? No. Instead, WAEC will issues statements of result to the owners of lost certificates or, when necessary, confirms their results for a fee.

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  1. Lognan Samuel Laksing says:

    I need my 2015 Dec , GCE original certificate

    • James says:

      Go to wace office nearest to you

      • Ibekwe Simon c says:

        Good evening, please I need to print out my original weac result please how to go about thanks

        • Louisa Chukwudi says:

          I took GCE November 1999.

          Please how do l print my original Certificate

  2. David says:

    Please how do I collect my GCE result done in the year 2004 at Ifo abeokuta and another one by 2005 at ikorodu?

  3. temmie24 says:

    I went to waec office to collect my 2004 GCE certificate, only to be told the certificate has not yet been printed because of passport error. I was told to write to apply for printing of certificate, which I did, just then I got the shock of my life. I was told the certificate will take 6-12months before it can be picked. I am so in dire need of this certificate. I want to know why it will take such long time. I am begging waec not to hold my destiny.

    • Don’t you have the print out?

      • Mrs Morafa says:

        I sat for GCE O’Level in 2009 The certificate has been lost and there is no copy for reference. I can’t remember the my exam number and the centre number to apply for attestation of result.
        Please can you help me with both my exam number and the centre number?

      • Fowodu taiwo samuel says:

        Pls I wrote GCE this year pls when can I collect my certificate

      • Kehinde titilope Latifat says:

        Please I need my waec gce certificate urgently please how many days will it take after making the payment.

  4. temmie24 says:

    I have online print out, but some organization have been rejecting it and they insist on the certificate.

  5. temmie24 says:

    I have online print out, but some organization has been rejecting it. I feel my life is on a pause already. Please advice me.

    • Emmanuel Worthwhile says:

      Still go back to waec office, or go to another WAEC office for it!

  6. temmie24 says:

    I’ve been to waec office in yaba Lagos state, was told 6-12 months. The only option I was given is to apply for confirmation of result which will take 7-10days with some requirements.
    Letter of attestation
    Sworn affidavit
    Envelope etc
    Why will it take such time for waec to print my certificate?

  7. Olayiwola latifat says:

    pls i went 2 waec off yesterday and dey told me some 2015 certificate are still nt released pls is dat true

  8. Solomon Ehidiamhen says:

    I sat for GCE in 2007 in okene kogi state to be precise. but I need to collect the original result am now base in Lagos can I collect it from any Waec office in lagos or do I have to travel down to kogi state? Though waec office Ogba is closest to me.

    • moleek says:

      I am also having the same issue. does one need to travel to the State where he sat for the exam???

  9. Philip says:

    Just won’t to kW if d 2016 original result for GCE is out?

  10. Tobi says:

    hello… can i get my waec gce certificate at the sch i did it 2011 set

  11. Lasisi Ibrahim says:

    I sat for GCE in 2009 in Lago state to be precise. but I need to collect the original result am now base in Ibadan can I collect it from any Waec office in Ibadan or do I have to travel down to Lagos?

  12. samuel says:

    i did my GCE at surulere lagos in a 2012. Pls where can i collect my original cert? Ogba or yaba? Pls i need urgent response. Thanks

  13. Roselyn abang says:

    I wrote GCE 2016 please is the original result ready

  14. Ibukun says:

    Please I need the the answer asap
    Is original G. C. E certificate out…. Are we to write letter at the office

  15. Omisore Abimifoluwa says:

    I wrote mine in 2011
    I’m currently in Abuja and I wrote the exam in Lagos, do I need to get to Lagos before I can get it?
    Then, do I need to write a letter?


    • Go to the nearest WAEC office and make your request!

      • Helen says:

        Please I need to know the particular day that I will go to the waec office, for 2012 waec gce result, and do I need to go with affidavit

  16. mayowa says:

    I wrote my GCE in 2004 and am yet to pick the original result
    what are the requirements to pick it up

  17. helen says:

    Please I did my waec at surulere which office can I collect it

  18. Kunle says:

    I did my gce in 2005, What do I need to take along to the waec office to collect my certificate? Am actually going tomorrow from Ibadan

  19. RUTH HART SILAS says:

    Good day, I wrote WAEC GCE in 2004, am yet to see or collect my result, photo card I cannot find neither anything that can give me ahead way.

    but I remember writing in Rivers state, Eneka community school 2.
    kindly advice on what I can do.


  20. Bonaventure David Robert says:

    How much would I pay to collect my GCE certificates, 2015 & 2017 . Please I need an urgent response.

  21. I wrote my GCE in 2011, am yet to collect the certificate
    What are the requirements. Pls it’s urgent.

    • Your Exam Center Number, Exam Number, Exam Year, And Make Sure You Have A Token Of NGN2,500 With You When Going To WAEC Office

  22. Oladipupo Hamzat says:

    I have my GCE print out I need to collect the original certificate and I did it at badagry but I’m now at Surulere can I get it from ogba to collect it or I should go to badagry I did it 2007 and I don’t know how much there payment if to go there pls I need ur help for response.

  23. Samuel Ayotunde says:

    Do I need to go to the state I wrote WAEC GCE to get the original result or can l get it from any location

  24. Adijat says:

    I have my GCE print out I need to collect the original certificate and I did it at agege but I’m now at Alapere ketu..can I go to yaba to collect it, I did it 2014 and I don’t know how much there payment if to go there pls I need a respond. Thanks in advance

    • You can go to any nearest WAEC Office for your certificate, go with atleast NGN3,000

      • Chuks chuks says:

        Good day . I went it waec office at Ogba to collect my GCE 2012 certificate in 2016 but I was told to go the state where I wrote the exam but now am seeing ur post . pls how authentic is it?

      • Gbadebo Catherine ebelechi says:

        I want to please collect my original gce certificate.i wrote the exams on the year 2004.

  25. Adijat says:

    I have my GCE print out and I need to collect the original certificate, I did it at agege but I’m now at Alapere ketu..can I go to yaba to collect it, I did it 2014. pls I need a respond. Thanks in advance

  26. Mesagan Ayo says:

    I have my printout for GCE but can’t find my I need the photocard to collect it?thanks in anticipation.It urgent.

  27. Maduka Queen says:

    Please which place particularly is GCE office in yaba and is the result for 2013 out, how much will I use to collect it. Pls Asap

  28. Khadeejat says:

    Please , I wrote GCE in kogi sometimes in 2010, can I get collect the original result in Abuja where I reside? Thanks

  29. Kevin says:

    Please how long will it take for them to give you the original certificate of GCE when you go for it ?
    Cause I have my printout , but the place I am, they’re requesting for the original certificate. Please I need urgent answers. Please

  30. Benjamin says:

    Can someone else get my certificate for me??

  31. Vivian Oyeyemi says:

    Please I want to know if original certificate for 2018 GCE is out

  32. Auwal abubakar says:

    Please how could i process “changing of name” of gce

    • Djwizzy65 says:

      Please sir can some one who write waec from private school collect his/her original result from waec office him/her self and will it require

      • Yes You can collect it from any WAEC office nearest to you or preferably you go to the center that you did the exam.

  33. timothy says:

    I don’t know what really happened i went to WAEC offices there at abekuta for my GCE CERTIFICATE 16 of jun 2019, I was told to check back on the 15,of july 2019 which i did becos am seriously in need of it, getting to the office i ask to fill form which i did, my expectation was like they will surely bring the certificate for me but it was in vain so one of there staff told me the certificate is yet to be printded out so am in a dark someone should pls bring me out with advice

    • Go To Any Nearest WAEC Office Close To Your Location.

      • Olanrewaju says:

        Hello Admin, please I need someone to guide me concerning how I can process my original result while I am not in Nigeria, is it possible for waec to issued it for me. Please I need you guys help. Thank you

  34. Khadeeja says:

    Please, I wrote waec(GCE) in kogi state, can I collect the certificate in abuja where I reside? Thanks.

  35. David says:

    Good evening, my name is David, I wrote my GCE 2010..currently now am out of Nigeria, and my certificate is been demanded.. I sent my sister to help me get my certificate and she was told that I have to write letter to GCE…right now I don’t know how to go about writing the latter…pls I need a guideline.

    • Julius says:

      Morning sir. Hw will I collect my original WAEC result 2009 in wrote in Iju -Ishaga ,now that in Ajah?

      • Go to the nearest WAEC office and request for it.

        • Happiness says:

          Hello Admin, recently I went to collect my original Waec result from the school I wrote my exam and they’re telling me stories about my result… I have the online printed one, is there any way I can get the original one?

  36. Temiloluwa says:

    I wrote GCE 2014 please is the original result ready?

  37. Amanda says:

    Plz how can I get a gce printout ??

  38. Regina Akomaye says:

    I wrote GCE since 2009 till now I ve not gotten the original result , and I really need it now please what do I need to do?

  39. tope says:

    I wrote GCE since 2017, will the original result out by now? Pls sir, I need urgent reply

  40. Eniola says:

    Hi, pls I wrote GCE in 2010, I collect the certificate, but one thing or the other made me lost it, pls, can I get it twice?

  41. Venessa says:

    If you live abroad and want to get the original, how do you go about it

  42. Destiny says:

    Please when is waec gce 2018 certificate coming out because I need the certificate urgently

  43. Adebayo says:

    Hello admin, is waec gce 2018 certificate out now???

  44. Abdulraheem says:

    I wrote the first batch gce this 2019.
    And I have gained admission into unilag, they are asking for either o’levels certificate OR statement of results.
    How do I get the statement of results.

  45. Simon Ogri says:

    Hello admin, how can I get my GCE result of 2004 cos I can’t find my reg number or any other form of retrieving it, please help me. Though I sat for it in ikirun in Osun state but don’t know how to go about it, thanks.

  46. Victoria says:

    Hello admin Pls can I help my sister to collect her original GCE result

  47. Emmanuel says:

    Hello admin, hw much will i be charge 4 d collection of my original g.c.e result which i wrote 2016, i base in portharcourt.

  48. Marvy says:

    Hello, please I wrote my WAEC GCE 2016/17 in surulere Lagos and right now I don’t base there anymore, do I have to travel down to Lagos or I can get it at any WAEC office here in Ilorin, and please how much do you think they’ll print out the original for me… I urgently need it for my clearance of which may forfeit my admission if I don’t bring it…

    Thank you

  49. Ayo says:

    Good afternoon, please I wrote 1st batch GCE 2018 and I cannot find my photo card, please how can I get the certificate without the photo card, please I need urgent replies, thank you.

  50. Ezeunara Ezioma Theodora says:

    Pls, is there an online print out for gce written in 2001. Cos I don’t have any print out. Want to process the collection if my certificate

  51. Adunife says:

    Pls I wrote GCE 2011 Nd 2014 and I want to collect the two before the end of this month pls how much will it cost me ?

  52. Tolulope says:

    Please how can i use my exam number to get my photocard cos i misplaced the photocard

  53. Joygina manuel says:

    Please sir how do I recover my centre number?

  54. Agboola Goddey says:

    Good day sir, i wrote gce in 2013 please sir how much will it cost me to collect my original result/certificate ? and how long ? Treat as urgent.
    Thank you.

  55. Haleemah says:

    Admin, I wrote my gce 2020 first batch is the original certificate out and it’s how much

  56. jennifer west says:

    Hello admin,I wrote my gce in 2019
    And my school is asking me for the original result,……which i have requested for online and also paid online
    So if I get to the ikorodu center which I picked, will I be able to collect my certificate that same day I go for it?

  57. Idowu says:

    Pls can I get my certificate the same day I pay for it

  58. Femi says:

    Hello admin please reply i did my weac in one secondary school here in ado in 2019,,but fortunately when i get to the school i was ask to bring the sum of 20,000 for the original certificate and the money is very much,Can i go to the nearest weac office pls reply

  59. Jolayemi Olawanle Omowunmi says:

    Good afternoon, pls I wrote my NECO/GCE in 2009, and I want to obtain the original certificate this year and I have misplaced my photo card, which document will I take along to the WAEC office. Treat as urgent

  60. Kehinde titilope Latifat says:

    Please I went to waec office to collect my waec gce certificate and dey ask me to come along with my results print out, affidavit, passport I’d question is it compulsory to go and do affidavit when am not changing my name. The process of collection of certificate will take how many days abi months

    • Mimi says:

      Hi admin , i heard waec office ogba lagos has a list of collection day of original results, depending on the year of waec, please kindly help with the list and also requirement to get original result.

  61. Samuel says:

    Can I collect my 2020 gce certificate this week.

  62. Olabode adekeye says:

    Good day, Pls I did my gce in 2002 in Lagos island here which waec office can I get the original result now, is it’s Yaba office or ikorodu office and how much am I expected to paid for the collection. Pls I need reply now. Thanks

  63. promise nawbuisi says:

    please, what are the requirements needed to collect the original waec or gce certificate.

  64. Christian says:

    Good morning sir,pls I apply for wace gce 2022 second series,can I get the certificate within two months because I need it urgently I didn’t know if it is possible to correct in two months

  65. Christian says:

    Good morning sir,pls I apply for wace gce 2022 second series,can I get the certificate within two months because I need it urgently I didn’t know if it is possible to correct in two months.thanks

  66. Lawal khadijat says:

    I want to know the day I can get my GCE certificate of 2014 in ogun state

  67. Happiness says:

    Hello Admin, recently I went to collect my original Waec result from the school I wrote my exam and they’re telling me stories about my result… I have the online printed one, is there any way I can get the original one?

  68. Opeyemi says:

    I want to collect my original results but I don’t see my photo card again how can I get it with out photo card

  69. Adebowale Afusat Adejoke says:

    I went to Cafe to print my waec gce out and I paid to them and there I paid the amount of 10000 naira to cut the story short they I should go to waec office to collect the print out on getting there they said I should wait till ending and I need the certificate urgently please oo is part of my file

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