CEM REPORT, EDUCATION | The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, Nigeria has announced plans to launch a digital certificate platform.
The platform which will be mobile and web-based will provide candidates, individuals, institutions, and organizations access to share, request, confirm certificates and recover forgotten WAEC candidates’ examination numbers.
According to a statement by the Acting Head, of Public Relations, WAEC Nigeria, Moyosola Adesina, the introduction of the platform further proves that the Council maintains its vision of being a world-class examining body, adding value to the educational goals of its stakeholders, by providing timely solutions to all the bureaucratic bottlenecks associated with the academic certificates.
“WAEC Nigeria is set to unveil the much-awaited WAEC Digital Certificate Platform.
”The Digital Platform creates an easier, instant and safer mode of accessing certificates by stakeholders. With this digital platform, users will be able to recover burnt, lost, and damaged certificates.”
She explained that the digital certificate platform would among other things eliminate the chances of fraud and the bureaucratic bottlenecks associated with the manual procedures of certificate issuance and collection.
”The benefits of this innovation are enormous, as candidates who have sat for the WASSCE in the past and present can access and share the original copies of their certificates with ease, the original copies of their certificates, which can be instantly confirmed from a credible and reliable source, regardless of the location.
“Also, institutions, organizations, and recruitment agencies can carry out bulk/individual confirmation of certificates at once, with ease. The reliability and authenticity of this confirmation on the digital platform eliminate the chances of fraud.”
Adesina urged the general public and all stakeholders to take advantage of this new WAEC Digital Certificate Platform adding that the unveiling/launching of the product will be on Thursday, 20th October 2022.
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