BY DAYO ADESULU
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has leveraged technology to open a digital certificate recovery platform where candidates who have lost or damaged their certificates can apply online for a replacement without any hassle.
WAEC Ag. Head, of Public Affairs, Moyosola Adesina in a release said WAEC in its over seventy years of existence, has continued to experience a paradigm shift in its technological advancement.
According to her, the Council has leveraged technology to improve its service delivery to stakeholders in diverse ways.
She pointed out that WAEC’s migration from physical registration of candidates to online registration, online verification of results, and online result printout are some of the ground-breaking achievements recorded so far.
In the release titled: “Re-WAEC Digital Certification Platform: The Wait is Finally Over, Adesina said:
”Advancing in its mission of encouraging academic and moral excellence, promoting sustainable human resource development and international cooperation, meeting the growing global demands, and ensuring prompt service delivery, WAEC Nigeria is set to unveil the much-awaited WAEC Digital Certificate Platform.
”This platform is a mobile and web-based application that is designed specifically for candidates, individuals, institutions, and organizations and holds powerful features that enable users to access, share, request, confirm certificates and recover forgotten WAEC candidates’ examination numbers.
”The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, is excited and thrilled to introduce this innovation at a time the global world has gone digital.
”This 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 academic certificates.
”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.
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The benefits of this innovation are enormous, as candidates who have sat for the WASSCE in the past and present are able to access and share the original copies of their certificates with ease, the original copies of their certificates, which can be instantly confirmed 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.
”The unveiling/launching of the product will be on Thursday, 20th October 2022. The general public and all stakeholders are hereby enjoined to take advantage of this new WAEC Digital Certificate Platform, designed to eliminate the bureaucratic bottlenecks associated with the manual procedures of certificate issuance and collection.
”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 www.waecnigeria.org and www.waecdirect.ng.