WAEC ABCE/GBCE Registration Procedures (May/June) 2021

WAEC ABCE Registration Procedures for Private and School candidates for 2021 has commenced. The West African Examination Council, WAEC ABCE/GBCE Registration for 2021 has commenced.

The WAEC 2021 General/Advanced Business Certificate Examinations for School and Private Candidates registration period starts on Wednesday, 3rd
February, 2021 and end on Wednesday, 21st April, 2021.

WAEC ABCE Registration Procedures

REGISTRATION OF CANDIDATES

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The West African Examinations Council wishes to inform the general public that the registration of candidates for the May/June, 2021 General/Advanced Business Certificate Examinations for School and Private Candidates will commence on Wednesday, 3rd
February, 2021 and end on Wednesday, 31st March, 2021 Wednesday, 21st March, 2021 

WAEC ABCE REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

For detailed information on the registration procedure, prospective candidates are to log onto the WAEC website registration.ghanawaec.org. Candidates are advised to read the manual of registration available on the website carefully before proceeding to register.

  1. Candidates are to note there is a biometric component of the registration, which includes the capturing of fingerprints and photograph of
  1. Candidates are required to start the registration process by contacting internet cafes with the requisite equipment for the capturing of their
  1. After the fingerprints of candidates have been captured biometrically at the cafes, candidates may continue the registration process anywhere on their

Upon submission of their entries online, candidates have the option to make payment by Bank payment or Visa Card. Candidates may also print an invoice which they would submit to a designated bank to effect payment of the registration fee by cash. The list of designated banks can be found in the manual of registration.

The registration shall become valid only after the requisite fee has been paid.

CAUTION:

Candidates should read the entire manual for the registration carefully and comply with the requirements. The Council directs candidates not to make payments to any persons other than the designated banks or by Visa Card only. Anyone who flouts this directive does so at his/her own risk.

BIOMETRIC REGISTRATION

Candidates are required to have their fingerprints captured at designated internet cafes to commence registration. The list of designated internet cafes can be obtained on the WAEC website: www.waecgh.org

NOTE: Candidates are advised to read the information provided  in  Items  3(8)  and 3(9), on pages 5 and 6, relating to the subjects and the types of registration available for the examination before beginning the registration process.

PROCEDURE FOR REGISTRATION

  • Open the registration website waecgh.org
  • Select “link to ABCE”, if you are registering for the Advanced Business Certificate Examination or “link to GBCE”, if you are registering for the General Business Certificate Examination.
  • Click on START REGISTRATION HERE.
  • For fresh registration,    create a    profile by providing the required data under ‘FreshRegistration Section’.
  • Fill in your personal
  • Select the Region and Centre where you wish to take the
  • Scan and upload your image (recent passport-sized photograph with a white background) and your signature (signed in blue or black ink).
  • Select the subject(s) you intend to
  • Click on submit only when you are sure of the correctness of your
  • If after submission you wish to amend your data, click on START REGISTRATION HERE and select Existing Candidate’s Section. After the amendment, click on submit.
  • Print your fee slip and take it to any of the banks listed in Item 3 (12).
  • Pay the appropriate fees at the bank and obtain your receipt generated from the WAEC platform.
  • You will use your Invoice Number to access your Index Number and Admission Notice from Wednesday, 31st March, 2021 onwards

NB: YOUR REGISTRATION IS NOT VALID UNTIL FULL PAYMENT OF THE APPROPRIATE FEE IS MADE.

WAEC GBCE REGISTRATION ELIGIBILITY

The 2021 May/June General/Advanced Business Certificate Examinations are open to both private individuals and students in approved institutions.

DATES FOR THE EXAMINATIONS

The GBCE will start on Monday, 6th September, 2021 and end on Thursday, 7th October, 2021 whilst the ABCE will also start on Monday, 6th September, 2021 and end on Monday, 11th October, 2021.

Access the timetable by clicking on the timetable link on the website. Carefully study it for your guidance in the choice of subjects.

INDEX NUMBER

Candidates may access their Index Numbers online from Thursday, 17th June,
2021 onward using their Invoice Numbers.

CANDIDATE’S NAME

Candidates should ensure that their names are correctly spelt.

  • SURNAME should be entered first, followed by the FIRST NAME and then the MIDDLE NAME (if any).
  • Full name including spaces should not exceed forty (40)

For example: OFORI-MENSAH EMMANUEL KWABENA should be entered as

O F O R I M E N S A H E M M A N U E L K

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

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

  • DATE OF BIRTH

Candidates should ensure that their correct dates of birth are entered. All requests for amendment on date of birth would be considered only during and after registration.

No amendment of date of birth would be entertained after release of results.

E-MAIL ADDRESSES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS

Candidates should ensure that they provide e-mail addresses and telephone numbers that are active. The Council will correspond with candidates via the e-mail addresses and telephone numbers they provide.

NOTE: WAEC WILL NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY WRONG DATA PROVIDED BY CANDIDATES.

WAEC ABCE EXAMINATION CENTRES 

The centres for the examination are listed below.

REGION CENTRE NAME
 

Greater Accra

Accra
Tema
Ada
 

Eastern

Koforidua
Somanya
Akim Oda
Central Cape Coast
Western / Western North Takoradi
Ashanti Kumasi
Bono / Ahafo / Bono East Sunyani
Techiman
Volta / Oti Ho
Kpando
Sogakope
Northern / Savannah / North East Tamale
Upper East Bolgatanga
Upper West Wa


NB:     The Council reserves the right to re-locate candidates to other centres, if there are not enough entries for any particular centre, or if there are more candidates at a centre than can be accommodated.

WAEC GBCE/ABCE EXAMINATION SUBJECTS

The subjects available for the May/June 2021 examinations are as follows:

General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE)

Two options of entry for the examination are available. These are the Group Certificate and Single Subject entry options.

(1) Group Certificate Entry

  • The Group Certificate Entry option of the GBCE involves a combination of four compulsory and two optional subjects, all of which must be passed at one
  • The Group Certificates are in the following categories and  subjects areas:

(i)   Accounting

 Compulsory Subjects                        Optional Subjects

Financial Accounting                         Cost Accounting

English Language                               Business Law

Mathematics                                       Commerce

Economics                                         Social Studies

Integrated Science

(ii)  Business Studies

Compulsory Subjects                        Optional Subjects

Economics                                         Office Practice

English Language                               Business Law

Mathematics                                       Financial Accounting

Commerce                                          Social Studies

Integrated Science Marketing Salesmanship

(iii) Secretarial Duties

Compulsory Subjects                                       Optional Subjects

Commerce                                                           Economics

Text Processing                                                   Business Law

English Language                                Mathematics

Office Practice                                   Social Studies Integrated Science

The following subjects will also be available to candidates who wish to register for the

  • Elective Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Government
  • French

The WASSCE Syllabus will be used in this

  • A candidate who satisfies the conditions for the Group Certificate option will be awarded one General Business Certificate on which all the subjects and the various grades obtained are indicated.
  • A candidate who enters for the Group Certificate Option but is unable to obtain passes in the required subjects at one sitting will be issued single certificates for those subjects in which he/she

(2) Single Subject Entry

  • Under the Single Subject Entry Option, a candidate mayenter up to eight single
  • A candidate who enters for single subjects will be awarded the General Business Certificate for each subject he/she is successful

Advanced Business Certificate Examination (ABCE)

Entry for the Examination

  1. Options Available

Two options of entry for the examination are available. These are the Diploma and Single Subject entry options.

(1)  Diploma Entry

  • The Diploma option of the ABCE involves entering for a combination of three compulsory and two optional subjects, all of which must be passed in not more than two sittings within a maximum period of two (2) calendar years from the date of the first
  • The Diploma is awarded in the following subject areas:

(i) Diploma in Accounting

Compulsory Subjects                                  

  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Auditing

Optional Subjects

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  • Economics
  • Taxation
  • Business Law
  • Business Finance
  • Business Mathematics
  • Business Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Mgt.
  • Microfinance

(ii)   Diploma in Business Administration

Compulsory Subjects                                    

  • Marketing
  • Business Finance
  • Human Resource Management

Optional Subjects

  • Economics
  • Business Law
  • Business Mathematics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Mgt.
  • Sales Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality Mgt.

(iii) Diploma in Office Management

Compulsory Subjects

  • Business Communication
  • Office Administration and Practice
  • Text Processing

Optional Subjects

  • Business Law
  • Business Finance
  • Economics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology Marketing

(iv)  Diploma in Information Technology

Compulsory Subjects

  • Hardware & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Information Systems

Optional Subjects

  • Business Mathematics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Mgt.
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration & Practice.
  • Tourism and Hospitality Mgt.

 

a.) A candidate who satisfies the conditions for the Diploma option will be awarded a Diploma at the Advanced Business Certificate Examination. The subjects and the various grades will be stated on the

b.) A candidate who makes an entry for the Diploma Option and obtains passes in some subjects at the first sitting may be issued with a statement of results pending the award of the Diploma when he/she passes the remaining subject(s) within the stipulated

c.) A candidate who enters for the Diploma Option but is unable to obtain a pass in all the subjects within the stipulated period of 2 years from the date of the first registration will be issued single Advanced Business Certificates for those subjects in which he/she has obtained

 

(2)   Single Subject Entry

  • Under the Single Subject option, a candidate may enter for any number of single subjects.

A candidate who enters for single subjects will be awarded the Advanced Business Certificate for each subject passed.

WAEC ABCE/GBCE REGISTRATION FEES

Entry Fee – The cost of the entry per candidate is GH¢20.00.

(b)     The fee per subject payable for the examination are as follows:

Entry in 1 subject GH¢113.33
Entry in 2 subjects GH¢216.65
Entry in 3 subjects GH¢329.98
Entry in 4 or more subjects GH¢423.30
English Language 3 (Oral) GH¢40.00
Information Technology Practical Test GH¢52.00

ABCE REGISTRATION FEES

Entry in 1 subject GH¢152.78
Entry in 2 subjects  GH¢295.56
Entry in 3 subjects GH¢438.34
Information Technology Practical Test GH¢52.00

Correction of Entries

After submission of entries, candidates who wish to make any amendment(s) during the registration period will pay the following charges:

  • GH¢100.00 for correction of name, address and picture,

The relevant fees stated in 3(11)(b) plus practical fee (where applicable) for subject changes.

NB: The registration website will automatically shut down after Friday, 31st March, 2021. No requests for late entries, additions or amendments would be accepted after the deadline.

LIST OF PARTICIPATING BANKS

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

  • Ecobank
  • Bank of Africa
  • Consolidated Bank
  • United Bank of Africa (UBA)

REFUND OF FEES

Fees once paid are not refundable. However, when a notice of withdrawal of candidature is received within one month after the close of entries and the reasons for withdrawal are satisfactory, the Head of National Office (HNO), may grant a refund of the total fee paid less 15% for administrative expenses.

REQUEST FOR RE-MARKING

Candidates who will request for re-marking of their scripts should do so not later than sixty (60) days after the release of results. Any such candidate will pay the appropriate fees.

DISPOSAL OF SCRIPTS

Scripts will be disposed of ninety (90) days after the release of results.

NB: NO QUERIES RELATING TO SCRIPTS WILL THEREFORE BE ENTERTAINED AFTER THIS PERIOD.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD WAEC GBCE/ABCE REGISTRATION MANUAL.

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