How to get original certificate of WAEC if you have mistakenly lost your own, procedures and everything you should do to get your WAEC original certificate are being discussed in this article. So, please keep reading!
You may ask question like this; wait, can I be re-issued another WAEC certificate if it is accidentally misplaced?
The answer is No, you will never be re-issued another one.
Below in this article are the Federal Government warnings to WAEC candidates that have lost their original certificate.
We’re are going to look at the statements of WAEC on July 2019 to the people who want to get an original certificate of WAEC.
WAEC Original Certificate: How To Get Another One If You Lost It
The Federal Government has disclosed it. But you can get another one that works like the original one. If you want to know how that Will be done, then keep reading.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Monday, 22 July 2019 advised Candidates in possession of its certificates to guide them well, saying it will not re-issue due to its misplacement, fired, flooded or theft.
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The advice is given in an interview with the News Agencies of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos by the council of Head of National office, Mr Adenipekun.
Advice was necessary as lots of people have been approaching the council at various time for a re-issue of the lost certificates said by Adenipekun.
“Let me make it clear that in the real sense of it, our certificates are issued only once, irrespective of who is involved or the circumstance that led to the misplacement, and that remains the truth of the matter.
“We do not issue the certificate of our West African Senior School Certificates Examination (WASSCE) twice.
“But, if we have such cases of theft, fire, flood and others, as it concerns these certificates, yes, in reaction to our operational environment, we can consider the issuance of an attestation certificate.
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“About five years ago, the council, that is, the highest governing body met and took a decision on this, stressing that there is no test body that issues two of its certificates to a single candidate in one examination.
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“But, if a candidate should experience such losses through fire, flood or theft and can provide all the necessary proofs required to that effect, that will show such things actually happened to his or her certificate, there are certain steps such candidates are expected to take before approaching the council for further action,” he said.
The WAEC chief explained that after all such processes had been satisfactorily concluded, then the council would consider the issuance of “Attestation Certificate”.
It is this certificate that we give out, and not re-issuance of another certificate.
“This is what we have been doing for the past five years now.
“We have many Nigerians who have benefitted from this, because it is like a re-issuance of the real certificate.
“These people who have benefitted from this come from all the stratum of the society,” Mr Adenipekun said.
In an effort to reduce the incidence of certificates loss and protection, the council in Nigeria, four years ago introduced what is called certificate cover, according to him.
Why Original Certificate Of WAEC Usually Get Misplaced Or Destroyed
Meanwhile, one of the ways candidates or perons get their certificates destroyed was majorly in an attempt to laminate them, he explained.
“He explained that it has been discovered that since a large number of people rush off to computer centres immediately after collecting their WASSCE certificates, and in an attempt to get them laminated, they are destroyed in the process”.
Mr Adenipekun said that the council’s non-sticky issued certificate covers were unique and protective, even if it is accidentally submerged in water.
He finally added that these were parts of the innovations the council introduced over the years in an attempt to serve the public well.
That is, by following the instructions in this article, you can be given another WAEC certificate if you can show a clear proof of ownership of the one you lost.
You can also kindly let us know any questions you may have to ask in the comment section.
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