The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Sunday suggested folks in possession of its certificates to protect them nicely, saying it won’t re-issue on account of misplacement, hearth, flood or theft.
The council’s Head of Nationwide Workplace, Mr Olu Adenipekun, gave the recommendation in an interview with the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
Adenipekun stated the recommendation was crucial as plenty of folks have been approaching the council at numerous instances for a re-issue of the misplaced certificates.
“Let me make it clear that in the true sense of it, our certificates are issued solely as soon as, regardless of who’s concerned or the circumstance that led to the misplacement, and that is still the reality of the matter.
“We don’t subject our West African Senior Faculty Certificates Examination (WASSCE) twice.
“However, if we have now such instances of theft, hearth, flood and others, because it issues these certificates, sure, in response to our operational setting, we will contemplate the issuance of an ‘attestation certificates.
“About 5 years in the past, the council, that’s, the best governing physique met and took a call on this, stressing that there isn’t any check physique that points two of its certificates to a single candidate in a single examination.
“However, if a candidate ought to expertise such losses by means of hearth, flood or theft and might present all the mandatory proofs required to that impact, that can present such issues really occurred to his or her certificates, there are particular steps such candidates are anticipated to take earlier than approaching the council for additional motion,” he stated.
The WAEC chief defined that in spite of everything such processes had been satisfactorily concluded then, the council would contemplate the issuance of “Attestation Certificates”.
“It’s this certificates that we give out, and never re-issuance of one other certificates.
“That is what we have now been doing for the previous 5 years now.
“We have now many Nigerians who’ve benefitted from this, as a result of it is sort of a substitute of the true certificates.
“These individuals who have benefitted from this come from all of the stratum of the society,” Adenipekun stated.
In response to him, in an effort to cut back the incidence of certificates loss and safety, the council in Nigeria, 4 years in the past launched what it referred to as certificates cowl.
He defined that one of many methods candidates or perons get their certificates destroyed was majorly in an try to laminate them.
“It has been found that fairly a lot of folks rush off to enterprise centres instantly after amassing their WASSCE certificates, and in an try to get them laminated, they’re destroyed within the course of,” he stated.
Adenipekun stated that the council’s non-sticky certificates covers have been distinctive and protecting, even when when submerged in water.
He added that these have been elements of the improvements the council launched over time in an try to serve the general public nicely. (NAN)