WAEC To Stop Amendment Of Errors On Certificates From January 1st, 2017

West African Examination Council WAEC
West African Examination Council WAEC

The West African Examinations Council has
stated that from January 1st, 2017 the council
will stop amending the date of birth and other
entries on the certificate of candidates.
The council has hence advised candidates to
take time to go through their details and ensure
they are correct before submitting their
applications during registration or other wise the
only option that will be available for them from
January 1st, 2017 will be to obtain affidavits
from the courts of law.
This was disclosed by the council’s Public
Affairs Officer in Nigeria, Mr. Demianus Ojijeogu.
In his words, “We have observed with chagrin the
volume of requests for amendments by
candidates as well as the fact that it could be an
opening for examination malpractice hence the
need to stop the ugly trend. Moreover, where a
candidate detects any error in his/her date of
birth after the certificate has been printed, he/
she will be advised to obtain an affidavit from a
court of law as a support to the certificate.
“The council has included in its registration
portal, a secondary opportunity for candidates to
confirm the correctness of all their entries in the
date of birth box. In addition, all requests
received prior to the above-stated effective date
will be treated on their merit.”

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