WAEC SUSPENDS MANUAL CONFIRMATION OF RESULTS, SWITCHES TO DIGITAL.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on March 27, 2023
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has suspended the manual confirmation or stamping of certificates of candidates who sat the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination from 1999 till date.
This was made known in a statement by Moyosola Adesina, acting head of the public affairs department, WAEC Nigeria. She said individuals and institutions seeking to confirm their results within the stipulated period can now do so through its digital portal.
In the statement, WAEC disclosed that it hopes to extend the initiative all the way to the 1980 set.
The statement reads:
WAEC Nigeria is pleased to inform institutions, organisations, agencies, embassies, high commissions, and the general public that the Council will no longer provide manual confirmation or stamping of certificates of candidates who sat the WASSCE from 1999 till date, as the council has launched the WAEC digital certificate Platform for a seamless and timely mode of availing stakeholders of their candidates’ certificates.
In addition, efforts are underway to expand the platform to accommodate candidates from 1980 and updates will be provided to the public as they become available.
The WAEC digital certificate platform can be accessed online through www.waec.org and the mobile version can be downloaded on the Android and IOS app stores.
We kindly request that institutions, organisations, agencies, embassies, high commissions, etc, provide email addresses for the digital sharing, receiving, and verification of certificates. Furthermore, all concerned should please update their portals to accommodate the sharing of the WAEC certificate.
You will recall that WAEC launched its digital platform in October 2022 which the exam body had hoped would help students gain online access to their lost or damaged certificates.