WAEC is set to commence the automatic roll-out of certificates.
Lagostimes reports that the West African Examination Council (WAEC) said that it has concluded plans to make its certificates available to candidates of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) immediately after their results are released.
The move is coming a few days after the examination body announced plans to launch a digital certificate platform.
WAEC’s Head of National Office, Patrick Areghan, disclosed this on Tuesday at a luncheon organised by the exam body in Lagos.
He noted that the digital certificate platform would be launched on Thursday, October 20, 2022, adding that the process would initially apply to those who wrote the exams between 1999 and till date. Candidates who sat for their exams during the preceding years would be considered much later.
What the WAEC Head of National Office is saying
Areghan also disclosed that the new digital certificate cannot be tampered with or falsified. And this would help to send fakers out of the market. He said:
“Whether your certificate was burnt or lost to flood or eaten by termite, you don’t have to go through the stress of recovering it. Just pick up your phone and log on to our website and it comes straight from the WAEC database.
“We have solved the problem of theft. We have saved you the headache of carrying the hard copies of your certificate. And the good thing that will come out of this is, by the time we take a final decision and perfect everything if we release the results today, I can tell you that the certificates are ready. It is just to roll them out.
‘’If we announce the release of results today, the certificates will automatically be ready for release. It may just take a year to transit because the certificates we have now are going to be treated, but immediately after they are treated, they will be available in the database. The next one, that will be 2023 or 2024, immediately we release the results the certificate will be ready.”
Insecurity is a major challenge in conducting examinations
Speaking further, the WAEC boss listed insecurity as one of the challenges the exam body was facing in conducting exams across the country. He said:
“Places where you go to by road, you now have to fly because of insecurity. Almost everybody in WAEC now flies. We are the greatest movers of leg and materials. We stay in hotels. And you know for security reasons you can no longer stay in anyhow hotel. You have to stay in a safe area. There are some places you cannot conduct exams without the physical presence of the police and the Nigerian Army.
“When you go to the East due to what I will call ethnic separatism; you go to the north where you have banditry and insurgency; how do you conduct exams in those areas? Thank God some state governments cooperate with us. If not for the military and the brigade command in Yobe and Borno States, we would not have been able to conduct the examination. In the East, we thank the DSS. And generally, all over the country, we thank the Inspector-General of Police.
“We take the exam to every nook and cranny of the country. Our exam is not such that you gather people together in one central location. There is no facility like that in Nigeria. Wherever the school is located, you must go there to conduct the examination. That is a great challenge. Even in some places where you don’t have banditry, gunmen or insurgency, the roads are not good. These are the challenges we have in trying to serve the Nigerian child.”
What you should know
WAEC described the initiative as a mobile and web-based application that has powerful features. It was designed to help candidates, individuals, and institutions/organizations access, share, request, confirm certificates and recover forgotten WAEC candidates’ examination numbers.
The WAEC Digital Certificate Platform is available online via www.waec.org. The mobile application can be downloaded on Android and iOS app stores.
For more information, stakeholders can visit WAEC’s website.
Why Bill On Surrogacy, Human Fertilisation Is Important In Lagos – Obasa
BREAKING: D’banj finally opens up on N-power fraud allegation
2023: APC Sets Up Committee To Debunk Lies Against Bola Tinubu
More Winners to emerge in the Ongoing Polaris Save & Win Promo
Sterling named Best Employer for the fifth time in a row
Dollar to Naira Exchange Rate (USD/NGN) Dec. 7, 2022 (Black Market)
BREAKING: Popular Nigerian Musician, D’Banj ‘Arrested For Fraud'(Details)
Breaking: CBN Limits Cash Withdrawals To N20,000 Daily,N100,000 For Organizations
LASAA launches 2023 mobile advert stickers for branded vehicles …promises improved and efficient process
2023 Election: I’m confident Nigerians will vote for me — Tinubu
President Buhari vows to activate army aviation
ASUU kicks against education loan, demands for withheld salaries
Dollar to Naira Exchange Rate (USD/NGN) Dec. 6, 2022 (Black Market)
Top Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today, Tuesday 6 December 2022
Heritage Bank is agent for actualisation of SDG 5-Gender Equality, women empowerment – Kilali Tribe
Business7 days ago
Black Market Dollar To Naira Exchange Rate Today 1st December 2022
News5 days ago
Black Market Dollar To Naira Today 2 December 2022
News4 days ago
Osun 2022: Appeal Court validates Oyetola’s nomination, dismisses PDP’s case
News6 days ago
Four Dead As Governor Fintiri Convoy Involved In Ghastly Accident
News5 days ago
BREAKING: Aisha Buhari withdraws case against university student who mocked her
Entertainment4 days ago
2023: Nollywood Actor Olaiya Igwe strips, prays for Tinubu’s victory at beach
News4 days ago
2023 Presidency: Why We’re Backing Atiku – Dogara, Others
News5 days ago
Giving.NG Partners Shoprite Nigeria on 40 Days of Giving Campaign