Change of Name & Date of Birth on WAEC Certificate

How To Change Name & Date of Birth on WAEC Certificate

This article will focus on how to correct or change names on WAEC certificate.

How to change date of birth on WAEC certificate

Also the post will give you a guide on how to amend and change date of birth on WAEC certificate, as well as other details.

It is not out of place or unheard of for candidates to make mistakes or have their personal details on their WAEC certificate wrongly written unintentionally.

This write up will provide candidates that found themselves in such situations with windows available to amend details on their WAEC certificate.

Changing of date of birth on WAEC certificate has never been easy. However some WAEC certificate holders have had to apply for change of date of birth on WAEC certificate and it is not clear what the outcome was.

The fact is that most of the application for change of date of birth of WAEC certificate were unsuccessful as applicants where left with option to backup their certificate with court affidavits..

The processes involved in correcting names on WAEC certificate and date of birth on the WAEC O’Level certificate has become more cumbersome and difficult to achieve.

Nevertheless, many people have suggested  that the examination body do undertake amendments and corrections on WAEC Certificate and results especially with regards to change of name.

So, for our audience who have need to correct or change some personal details in their WAEC results which was wrongly entered as a result of mistake, this will be very important article

How To Change Date of Birth in WAEC Certificate

The examination body, West African Examination Council, WAEC before now undertakes change in date of birth on WAEC certificate, however, the examination body sometime in 2019 announced that it no longer accept applications for change of date of birth on WAEC certificate.

This was made known to public in a tweet from the examination body in the year 2019.

The examination body noted that they are no longer accepting applications for change or amendment of date of birth on WAEC certificate.

Also, they noted that same goes for name change on WAEC certificate.

However those who has very serious reasons for amendments of date of birth on WAEC certificate, were advise that they get court affidavit and attach same to their WAEC certificate.

Also, for change of name on WAEC certificate, interested applicants wouldn’t find it easy to get done.

This also leaves them with option of going for court affidavits or sitting for another WAEC examination. This process can be aided by visiting any WAEC state offices across Nigeria.

So, apart from court affidavits, another option left for people that want to change their date of birth on their WAEC certificate is to sit for fresh WAEC examination and enter in their desired date of birth.

How To Correct / Amend Name on WAEC Certificate

There are laid down procedures for making amendment or changing of names on WAEC certificate.

According to the examination body, there is still room for change of name on WAEC certificate or amendment of names on WAEC certificate.

This process we do not know if it is still available at the time of publishing this article. But the  process also attracts processing fee of sum of N10,000.

The following requirements where also listed as conditions for change of name on WAEC certificate.

Requirements for WAEC Change of Name

Below are some documents and conditions for changing of name or correction of date of birth on WAEC certificate.

Application Letter

An application letter must be written to WAEC by the candidate stating his/her intentions for the amendment on the certificate.

This application must be submitted to any WAEC state headquarters or national headquarters.

An Affidavits

An Affidavits from a recognized court of law in Nigeria is required to authentic and legalize the process.

Birth Certificate

Candidates who want to change their names and date of birth on WAEC certificate will have to present their original birth certificate to WAEC officials for perusal.

Original WAEC Certificate

Candidates will also have to present the original WAEC certificate upon which they are seeking an amendment or correction or change.

Letter from School Principal

A letter from principal of School where candidates sat for the examination is also requested so as to support and confirm the candidates requests.

Processing Fee N10,000

Candidates seeking for change of name on WAEC certificate or date of birth is expected to pay processing fee of sum of N10,000.

How Long Does It Take To Change Name / Date of Birth in WAEC Certificate

It takes about minimum of six (6) months or more to complete the process of change of name on WAEC certificate. For change of Date of Birth, the examination body does not entertain such applications at this time.

How To Change Name or Date of birth on WAEC certificate

These are processes of carrying out change of name or date of birth on WAEC certificate or results.

Go to the biggest WAEC office near you.
Inform any of the staff that you want to correct an error in your WAEC certificate.

Submit your original birth certificate, affidavit, WAEC certificate, Letter of Application and your N10,000 to them.

Now you will be told to come back later and get the corrected result.

The Fastest Way To Change Date of Birth on WAEC certificate

The fastest way to carry out change of name on WAEC certificate or date of birth is to apply for WAEC attestation result.

This will produce your result with confirmed new details in shortest possible time.

This process could take about 1 to 2 weeks.

Is it Possible to Forge WAEC Certificate?

It is nearly impossible to forge WAEC certificate without being fished out or caught.

This is because, most firms, government agencies and international organizations like schools do conduct verification of WAEC results.

This process involves having the examination body confirm the authenticity of WAEC certificate and identity of holder.

So you can see that it is hard to forge WAEC certificate without being caught.

How To Get New WAEC Certificate After Loosing Original Copy

If you lost your WAEC certificate either to theft, fire or it just got lost.

There are ways to get another WAEC certificate.

The only way to get another WAEC certificate after loosing old or first one is to apply for reissuance of a new certificate.

In the letter of application reasons must be stated for such application.

However, if it is considered at the end, what the candidate gets is WAEC attestation certificate and not the original WAEC Certificate.

This like a sort of statement of result.

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Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.

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