When it comes to writing WASSCE examinations in Nigeria or other West African countries, senior school pupils and their parents have many questions to ask. How much is WAEC scratch card that is used to check WAEC result after the exam? Where is it possible to buy WAEC scratch card online? Is there a way how to save your money and spend less while still obtaining the results? You will find all answers in our post below.
Since WASSCE 2018 examination date is quickly approaching (its 1st series is usually written in August/September), we have decided to share some interesting details about WAEC scratch card, its price, and places where it can be purchased.
We hope you will find the information below useful this year, in 2018, and in the future.
Once you pass your WASSCE exams as a school or private candidate, you will need to pay money to check your WAEC result.
The check can be performed in these two most popular ways or with other methods:
- Through WAEC official website with the help of WAEC scratch card
- Through your phone (via SMS message)
Both methods are not free. Still, choosing to get the results via text message is even more expensive than if you buy WAEC scratch card and perform the check online.
So how much is this card? Is it possible to purchase it online or not? Are there any ways to save your money? Keep reading, and you will find out the answers.
PRICE OF WAEC SCRATCH CARD
Now we will answer the question, how much is The West African Examination Council scratch card? Its official price is 450 Naira. However, many outlets that offer this card will charge you more than this price. You will pay 450 Naira if you go to any of the WAEC offices, but this price is not guaranteed in other locations where the card is sold.
Since each scratch card can be used to check 1 exam result only (you have to purchase a new card for each new examination results checking). You have to be watchful and buy the card from the official offices as well as be extremely attentive when you enter your exam details. Wrong details may result in incorrect results and loss of your scratch card usage as you will not be able to use the same card with correct test information after misusing it with the incorrect data first.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO BUY WAEC SCRATCH CARD ONLINE?
WAEC scratch card is a piece of plastic that has PIN hidden on the back of it. You will have to scratch the patch to reveal your exclusive PIN code.
On the official WAEC website, you’ll have to enter your examination number, choose year when you took the exam, select the type of test (in Nigeria, for private or school candidates), enter WAEC scratch card serial number and PIN – only afterwards, you can see your own performance.
Can you buy this card online? How much will you have to pay for it?
According to WAEC official website, it is only possible to purchase WAEC scratch card at physical locations (not online). Here is the list of such locations:
- WAEC National Office in your country
- WAEC branches in different Nigerian cities
- At Fountain Trust Bank Limited offices in Nigeria
- At Capricorn Digital Limited
- At Paga
- At eTranzact Plc
- At Parkway Projects Limited
- At MobiFin Services Ltd
- At Interswitch Limited
- At Broadshift Technologies Limited
CAN I SAVE MONEY AND CHECK WAEC RESULT?
Is it possible to pay less than 450 Naira to check your examination result? Unfortunately, the answer is no.
While WAEC offers an alternative checking method (you are still not able to buy WAEC scratch card online), using SMS result delivery also requires the purchase of the scratch card at 450 Naira in the first place.
It will cost you additionally 30 Naira to use SMS service, which is available on Glo, Celtel, and MTN users. It will be necessary to type one text message just like this:
WAEC*YourExam10DigitNumber*ScratchCardPINNumber*ExamYear (no spaces are necessary)
Deliver it to number 32327 to see results on your mobile screen through SMS text.
We have answered your main question: ‘How much is WAEC scratch card?’, and some other questions that may arise. Now you know the price of this card and where to purchase it. Good luck with your examinations in 2018 and 2019!