How to Recover Lost WAEC Certificate

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is the examination body responsible for high school level examination, including the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). In this article, we are going to look at how to recover lost WAEC certificate.

How to Recover Lost WAEC Certificate

Here are the steps you should take if you are looking for ways to recover a lost WAEC certificate. But first, you must understand that WAEC does not issue duplicate certificates; however, they offer Attestation of Results for certificates for candidates who lost or have damaged results, and this attestation of results is as valid as the original WAEC certificate.

Step 1: Write an Application Letter

The first step is writing an application letter requesting for an attestation of result. Your letter should contain the following information:

  • Your Name (in full as used in the examination)
  • The Name, Month and Year of Examination
  • Your Index Number (for Ghana); Examination Number for Nigeria

Candidate from Ghana can proceed to the result attestation portal fill the form, and upload their document, proceed to payment. Candidates from Nigeria can proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Obtain the Police report/Sworn affidavit from Court

The next step is obtaining a sworn affidavit from the Court requesting for attestation of result and a police report confirming the circumstances around your lost or damage certificate. This is very important as it can protect you against police arrest, if your document were stolen and the criminal uses them for criminal activities

Step 3: Gather additional documents

You will need a photocopy of the lost or damage certificate, and Two recent passport photo

Step 4: Visit the Nearest WAEC office

When you get to the WAEC office; present your letter with all the additional documents, you will be requested to pay administrative charges; after that, your attestation letter will be processed.

Final thoughts on How to Recover Lost WAEC Certificate

To help candidates access their certificates online, WAEC has also come up with  the WAEC digital certificate. You can access your WAEC digital certificate, by creating an account on the WAEC digital certificate access portal, pay the application fee, then access your certificate.

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