Manual confirmation or stamping of certificates for candidates that wrote the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) from 1999 till date has been cancelled.
WAEC stated this in a statement on Monday. It said it became imperative following the new WAEC Digital Certificate Platform, which the council launched late last year.
According to the statement, “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 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 said that the website could be accessed via the WAEC website or via the mobile app downloadable on the Android and IOS app stores.
The release added that, “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 was gathered that it costs N7,500 for new and old candidates to assess the platform; N3,500 to share, and N5,000 for certificate confirmation.