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BECE NOVDEC 2023 Registration For Private Candidates


The West African Examination Council has commenced registration for candidates hoping to sit for its private examination.

BECE NOVDEC 2023 Registration is open for candidates who want to better their grades in the Basic Education Certificate Examination. 

Notes For The Guidance Of Candidates

Please read these instructions carefully before proceeding to register for the examination. Registration for the examination is both biometric and online for candidates who have taken

BECE before and also those who are 16 years or above.

Biometric Registration

Candidates are required to capture their fingerprints at internet cafés with the requisite equipment to commence registration. Candidates may subsequently continue the registration process on their own after the capture of fingerprints.

It is the responsibility of candidates to ensure that their fingerprints are captured. Without the fingerprints of the bona fide candidate, the registration is null and void.

Please note that the website for the online registration is:

BECE Private Registration 2023 Portal 

  • Open the registration website; www.waecgh.org
  • Select link to BECE (PC).
  • RE-SITTERS- provide index number for last sitting and continue.
  • FIRST-TIMERS- provide your date of birth and continue.
  • Fill in the required security data, i.e. password, security question, etc.
  • Fill in your personal information.
  • Select your Region and then Centre (where you wish to take the examination).
  • Upload your image (recent passport-sized photograph with a white background) and your signature (written in blue or black ink).
  • Select the subject(s) you intend to write.
  • Print your voucher and send to any of the banks listed in item 14.
  • Print your Declaration Form for endorsement by your parent/guardian and submit same to the WAEC office in your region.
  • Pay the appropriate fees at the participating banks or through mobile money.
  • Use your PIN/Invoice Number to access your Index Number and Admission Notice

BECE Private Registration 2023 Eligibility

Re-sitters – This consists of candidates who previously sat for BECE but could not make the required grade(s). Candidates must provide their previous index numbers and the year they sat for the examination.

Nb: school candidates are not permitted to enter for this


Dates for the examination

The examination will start on 12th April and end on 16th April, 2023. Access the timetable by clicking on the ‘Timetable’ icon on the website. Carefully study it for your guidance in the choice of subjects.

Entry period and submission of entry documents

The schedule for the acceptance of entries is as below:

11th January – 28th February, 2023 (16.00 GMT)…Normal registration and payment. 1st March – 19th March, 2023 (16.00 GMT). Late registration and payment. You may contact us at any of our offices listed below:

Greater Accra Region

National Examination Administration Department (NEAD)

Tel: 0302-208201-9 ext. 2274

Eastern Region

The Branch Controller, WAEC, Koforidua

Tel: 03420-20075/ 20921

Central Region

The Branch Controller, WAEC, Cape Coast

Tel: 03320-32878/ 37086

Western / Western North Region

The Branch Controller, WAEC, Sekondi

Tel: 03120-46041/ 46334

Ashanti Region

The Branch Controller, WAEC, Kumasi

Tel: 03220-34449/ 34452

Bono / Bono East / Ahafo Region

The Branch Controller, WAEC, Sunyani

Tel: 03520-24462/ 27016

Volta / Oti Region

The Branch Controller, WAEC, Ho

Tel: 03620-26164/ 28254

Northern / North East / Savannah Region

The Branch Controller, WAEC, Tamale

Tel: 03720-22854/ 23092

Upper East Region

The Branch Controller, WAEC, Bolgatanga

Tel: 03820-23232/ 24267

Upper West Region

The Branch Controller, WAEC, Wa

Tel: 03920-20588/ 22278

Index Number

Your 12-digit index number will be generated by WAEC and may be accessed online from 1st April, 2023 using your Invoice Number.

Candidate’s Name

Candidates should ensure that their names are correctly entered.

SURNAME should be entered first, followed by the FIRST NAME and then the MIDDLE NAME (if any).

Full name should not exceed forty (40) characters.

For example: DOTSEY-BRUCEMAN ALBERT KOFI should be entered as

D O T S E Y – B R U C E M A N A L B E R T K O F I

Candidates with hyphenated names should ensure that the hyphen is properly indicated.

NB: Candidate’s surname and first name should be written in full.

Date Of Birth

Candidates should ensure that their correct dates of birth are entered. Requests for change of date of birth will not be entertained after release of results.

E-Mail Addresses and Telephone Numbers

Candidates should ensure that they provide correct e-mail addresses and telephone numbers that are active. The Council will correspond with candidates via their e-mail addresses or telephone numbers provided. Candidates shall be given logins and passwords to access their results.

WAEC will not take responsibility for any wrong data

Examination Subjects

You are required to select any number of subjects from one to a maximum of nine.

Core Subjects:

  • English Language
  • Social Studies
  • Religious & Moral Education
  • Mathematics
  • Integrated Science

Elective Subjects:

  • Basic Design and Technology Options (choose only one)
  • Home Economics
  • Pre-Technical Skills
  • Visual Art
  • Ghanaian Language and Culture Options (choose only one)
  • Dagaare
  • Dagbani
  • Dangme
  • Ewe
  • Fante
  • Ga
  • Gonja
  • Kasem
  • Nzema
  • Twi (Akuapem)
  • Twi (Asante)

Optional Subjects:

  • French
  • Information and Communication Technology

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should any candidate write an option in BDT or Ghanaian Languages and Culture that he/she was not registered for. NO RESULTS would be processed for the candidates in the unregistered subject.

Continuous Assessment

Candidates should note that there will be no continuous assessment score component for the examination.

Barred Candidates

Barred candidates who register for the examination before the expiration of their sanction shall receive no results and any fees paid shall be forfeited.

Fee Schedule

(1) Subject Fees

The subject fees are as follows:

4 subjects or more subjects … GH¢212.29

3 subjects … … … GH¢193.56

2 subjects … … … GH¢176.40

1 subject … … … GH¢156.11

Correction of Entries

After submission of entries, candidates who wish to make any change(s) between 11th January and 28th February, 2023 will pay the following charges:

  • GH¢50.00 where applicable for correction of centre, name, gender, address, picture or substitution of subject.
  • For addition of subject(s), fees as stated in 12 (1) above will apply.

Penalty Fees

Entries made between 1st March and 19th March, 2023 will attract the following penalties:

  1. Late Entry: One and half (1½) times the total entry fee;
  2. Substitution of Subject(s): One and half (1½) times the subject(s) fee;
  3. Addition of Subject(s): Twice the subject(s) fee;
  4. Correction of name, gender, address, picture or signature: GH¢50.00.

List of Participating Banks

Candidates may pay their registration fees at any branch of the following banks:

  • Zenith Bank (Ghana) Ltd
  • Ecobank (Ghana) Ltd
  • Bank of Africa (Ghana) Ltd
  • United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Ltd (UBA)
  • Prudential Bank (Ghana) Ltd (PBL)
  • Access Bank (Ghana) Ltd
  • Consolidated Bank (Ghana) Ltd
  • Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) [For only candidates in the following
  • regions: Eastern, Oti, Volta, Northern, North East, Savannah, Upper East and
  • Upper West]

Payment By Mobile Money

Candidates may also pay directly from their mobile money account by using the short code *944# on any communication network.

Refund Of Fees

The West African Examinations Council, does not undertake to refund fees paid for its services. However, if notice of withdrawal of candidature is received before the start of the examination, consideration may be given for the refund of fees paid solely at the discretion of the Council.


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