By Grace Edema
The West African Examinations Council has cancelled manual confirmation or stamping of certificates of candidates who sat the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination from 1999 till date.
A statement by the council said this was due to the recently innovated WAEC Digital Certificate Platform designed for a seamless and timely mode of availing stakeholders of their candidates’ certificates.
It read, “The West African Examinations Council 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.”
The statement added that efforts were underway to expand the platform to accommodate candidates from 1980 and updates would be provided to the public as they became available.
It read, “The WAEC Digital Certificate Platform allows candidates to access, download, and share their original WAEC certificates. Institutions and organisations can also promptly and securely confirm the certificates of candidates.
“Note that certificates accessed and shared through the platform are authentic and sourced directly from the WAEC database.
“We implore stakeholders and the general public to utilise the digital certificate platform developed to ease the bottlenecks associated with the manual access and confirmation system.”
It added that the WAEC Digital Certificate Platform could be accessed online through the WAEC website and the mobile version could 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,” it read.