By Florence Ebebe
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in Nigeria, says it has suspended the manual confirmation or stamping of certificates for certain category of candidates who sat for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), since it has launched the Digital Certificate Platform.
Consequetly, according to the council, candidates who sat for WASSCE from 1999 till date, will temporarily not be able to confirm.their results manually.
A statement made available to The Legend and signed. by WAEC’s Acting Head of Public Affairs, Moyosola Adesina reads: “The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Nigeria, is pleased to inform institutions, organizations, 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 statement further stated that WAEC Digital Certificate Platform allows candidates to access, download, and share their original WAEC certificate, and that Institutions and organizations 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 utilize the digital certificate platform developed to ease the bottlenecks associated with the manual access and confirmation system.
“We kindly request that institutions, organizations, 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,” Adesina advised.
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.