WAEC Digital Certificate has been Launched
WAEC digital certificate can now be obtained through the West African Examinations Council, also known as WAEC.
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Patrick Areghan, Head of WAEC‘s National Office, stated while he was speaking at the launch on Thursday in Lagos State, Nigeria that the certificate is an electronic version of the physical paper certificate.
He stated that the new development is consistent with the council’s ongoing record of meeting global standards by utilising innovative technologies to enhance the experience of candidates.
Why WAEC digital certificate?
Institutions and organisations can confirm with ease the reliability and authenticity of individuals’ certificates on the digital certificate platform. This eliminates fraud and will definitely send fakers out of the market. It has many security doors that make it impossible to hack,” he said.
Areghan affirmed that from December 2022, certificates for West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School Candidates, 2023 will be available on its digital platform.
The process of receiving, locating, sharing, verifying, or confirming academic certificates, he claimed, was rather onerous and ineffective. Digital certificates are the only solution because the process is expensive and might be frustrating.
According to the HNO, the digital certificate platform will allow more than 30 million certificate holders to access and share the original copies of their certificates from anywhere in the world. This platform is currently accessible to those who took the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) as early as 1999.
Regardless of the recipient’s location, Areghan claimed that people can now instantly share their digital certificates from a WAEC source with instant verification and credibility.
He continued by saying that it gets rid of backlogs of requests and institutional administration delays. It offers immediate credibility and verification.
According to the HNO, the digital platform now offers universities, institutions, and organisations a smooth, secure, and quick confirmation process.
The platform also enables bulk certificate confirmation at once. This saves time and money on important administrative tasks, he continued.
According to him, the platform can be accessed on mobile and web platforms through www.waec.org.
WAEC digital certificate cost ?
Areghan said it costs N7,500 to access the digital certificate; N5,000 for confirmation and N3,500 to share.
Meanwhile, the Katsina State chapter of the National Rescue Movement, NRM, has urged the government led by Governor Aminu Bello Masari to address the current obstacles students face in accessing their West African Examination Council, and National Examination Council, NECO, results.
Secretary of the Katsina NRM chapter, Abubakar Birchi, remarked that the current APC administration’s attitude towards non-payment of West African Examination Council and NECO registration fees on time, since its inception, is concerning.
Additionally, he lamented that the current administration is dragging the state down by mismanaging educational activities.
“It is regrettable and of great concern that two months after the release of the 2023 WAEC result and two weeks after the release of the 2023 NECO result, Katsina State public school candidates are still unable to access their WAEC and NECO results, despite the fact that some students/parents have already paid their fees,” Birchi said.
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