How to retrieve WAEC examination number


waec examination numberOne of our readers asked us through our Facebook page if she could check her WAEC result without her examination number? We gave her the solution actually but we want to make it public for everyone who may be experiencing the same problem now or in the future.

There is no way you can check your waec result without knowing your examination number. But don’t worry, we would show you how to retrieve your WAEC examination number so you can use it to check your result.

Here is how it works; your waec examination number is a combination of your centre number and seat number. Your centre number is the first seven (7) numbers while your seat number is the last three (3) numbers.

How to retrieve your WAEC examination number

There are three methods you can use to retrieve WAEC exam number. Check for the method that is suitable for you.

Method 1:

To be able to use this method, you should know the name of the school you did your exam and your seat number during the exam.

So, we are going to provide you with all the WAEC centre numbers in Nigeria. When you get to the page, click Ctrl-F on your keyboard and type the name of the school you did your exam in the search box. Copy down the centre number.

If you are using a mobile phone; when you get to the page that contains all the WAEC centre numbers in Nigeria, press the options button and locate the “Find” or “Find in page” button then type the name of the school you did your WAEC. Copy the centre number either on your phone or on a piece of paper.

Click here to see all the WAEC examination centre numbers in Nigeria.

After you have copied the exam centre number down, just add your seat number to it without leaving any space. The seat number is in three digits E.g (006, 035, 412).

Method 2:

If you have forgotten the name of the school where you did your waec exam, this method is for you.

Find a way to locate the school and explain to the principal your purpose of coming. Every secondary school has a master list of candidates who have written examination in their centre. The master list contains the names and examination numbers of students.

Method 3:

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 1,000 Naira for this service.

How to Know WAEC GCE examination number

For now WAEC GCE centre numbers are not currently available to the public. The only option is to follow the method 3 above.

Now that you’ve gotten your WAEC examination number, read our tutorial on how to check WAEC result by yourself.


  1. please I wrote my weac GCE in 2010 but I have forgot my examination center number and I really need it badly. Please any help

  2. I was owning my school when i complete school. so when i check the result it says i must contact my school headmaster.
    i whent to the school and I shettle all my dept. but still I am not able to get my result.
    Please is there any help for me?

  3. Thank you for this wonderful post, it is quite informative.

    I have my GCE certificate with Candidate and Certificate numbers but I have been unable to retrieve the results online. What are your thoughts around this? Can you assist?

  4. Comment: i cannot remember my WACE seat no, but i saw a no at back of my wace passport dt is inside my ID. Can it be my seat no?

  5. Pls I wrote exam since 2007,and my state of result is carrying two name ,and the one net is three names ,exampl
    MAHMUD ISAH on my statement result and the tesmonial,while on the one on net is MAHMOUD ISAH G.What do I do?

    • If the spelling of MAHMUD/MAHMOUD on both of them are the same thing, then you don’t have any problem.

    • Follow the third method on the post. Go to a WAEC office with a sworn affidavit and passport photograph. You will be charged 1000 Naira.

  6. Please. I wrote weac since 2002 . I didn’t check my result since then. I know my secondary school but I don’t know the seat number n centre number. Can I still get the result because I need it now

  7. I know where I wrote the exam but I have forgotten my seat number. pls how can I get it back if I don’t
    want to go to that school

    • If it’s WAEC SSCE, follow the procedure on this post. For WAEC GCE, go to a WAEC office in the state where you wrote the exam.

  8. You are doing a great job. Please my case is very different. I wrote GCE in the past and I can’t remember my examination number and the year I wrote it. But I remember the name of the Centre. Do you think they will be able to find the examination number for me at waec office?

  9. Pls I have lost my I’d card and my serial and pin numbers are there. How can I get them.or I should go and buy a scratch check my result

  10. Pls I lost my I’d card but I have my serial n pin number but don’t have center number for the 2017 waec can u pls help me

  11. This is great information especially for those who wrote exams Years ago.
    Narrowing down the Centre number helps getting the seat number easier.
    I just hope most of those old schools are still functional.

  12. please I lost my waec GCE registration no 2016 st joseph primary school lagos island due to one issues can I retrieve it online pls

  13. Please I can not remember my waec GCE examination number and am not in Nigeria please is there any how I can get that?

  14. Plz sis i lost my photo card for nov/dec 2015 i dont knw my exam no i wrote it gov day sec schl adeta illorin west

      • I want to know my centre number and seat number for GCE private candidate nov/dec 1994. I wrote the exam in lagos in ebutte metta area. My exam name was OMINI IWARA DANIELS. Thank you.


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