Private BECE for 2020 Registration Ongoing

By | December 1, 2019

Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) Examination for Private Candidates (BECE-PC) 2020

Students during an examination

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) wishes to inform the public that the registration for the Basic Education Certificate Examination for Private Candidates (BECE-PC) , 2020 begins on 2nd October, 2019 and ends 30th November, 2019. BECE (Private) 2019 (Registration Closed: 12 Jan 2019 23:00) 


For detailed information on how to register, prospective candidates are to log onto the WAEC website Candidates should read the Manual for Registration available on the website before proceeding to register. Registration for the examination is biometric and online for all candidates.


Candidates are required to capture their fingerprints at the internet cafès with the requisite equipment to begin registration. Candidates may continue the registration process anywhere on their own after the capture of fingerprints.Without the fingerprints of the bona fide candidate, the registration is null and void.

Please note the website for the registration is


Upon submission of their entries online, candidates should print an invoice that they would submit to a participating bank to effect payment by cash.

The registration shall become valid only after the payment has been effected.


Two categories of prospective candidates are permitted to register for the examination.

  1. Re-sitters : This consists of candidates who previously sat for the BECE but could not make the required grade(s). The candidate must provide his/her index number for the last sitting and the year of the examination.
  2. First-timers : Candidate must be 16 years and above. The candidate will be required to provide his/her date of birth during the registration.

Kindly note that it is illegal for School Candidates (JHS students) to enter for this examination.

The following documents will be available online at the time of registration:

  1. Notes for the Guidance of Candidates
  2. Directions to Candidates
  3. Timetable
  4. Fee Schedule

This is a private examination and therefore candidates would not receive any subsidy from the government.


i. Candidates should read the entire Manual for Registration carefully and follow the instructions.

ii. After the submission of entries,  requests for change of date of birth will not be entertained.

iii. Candidates are advised to make payments directly to participating banks only and NOT through internet cafè operators.

Note it begins on 2nd October, 2019 and ends on 30th November, 2019BECE (Private)