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WAEC Announces New Modalities For Obtaining Results Attestation, Certificates

By Florence Ebebe, Education Editor

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in Nigeria has announced new modalities for the collection of attestation of results for school and private candidates.

The council also released new modalities for collection of certificates which applies only to private candidates, adding that school candidates are expected to channel their requests for certificates through their schools.

A statement by the council’s Head of Public Affairs in Nigeria, Demianus Ojijeogu, said “the new modalities are a clear departure from what obtained in the past, where it was mandatory for private candidates to collect their certificates or attestation of results from the WAEC office in the state where they sat the examination.

“With this new initiative, candidates can apply and collect their Certificates or Attestation of Results (both School and Private Candidates) from any WAEC office of their choice in Nigeria,” he explained.

He went on to explain that for attestation of results, candidates are required to make their requests from any office of the council and pay a non-refundable fee for the service, while for collection of certificates, candidates are to make their requests from any office of the Council and pay the prescribed fee.

Ojijeogu said it was also necessary for candidates to state clearly the preferred office of collection of the printed attestation of result or certificate and would be required to pay for courier service for delivery to the chosen location.

Candidates contact details such as mobile phone number and e-mail address must be provided at the point of request, he further clarified.

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