Candidates can now get WAEC electronic certificate


The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has introduced the electronic processing of certificate for candidates who write its exams.

With this development, candidates need not necessarily approach a WAEC office anymore to obtain their certificate.

This service, which is managed by WAEC Nigeria is coordinated through its Electronic Certificate Management System (ECMS). understands that WAEC conducts three series of the West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE) annually – two for private candidates and one for school candidates.

The ECMS is an online portal being deployed to enable private candidates request for their certificates online.

School candidates would still have to approach their respective schools where they sat for their papers whenever their certificates were ready for processing and collection.

WAEC Head of National Office in Nigeria, Mr Olu Adenipekun disclosed shortly after the announced release of the 2020 WASSCE for Private Candidates – First Series results that request for the electronic certificate would be addressed beginning with the WASSCE conducted between January and February this year.

The collection of certificates would be based on requests by candidates online via the ECMS platform.

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WAEC is working in partnership with the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) to make the transaction seamless.

Using the Expedited Mail Delivery Service of NIPOST, candidates can upon application and required payments done online, have their certificates delivered to them in any State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria irrespective of where they sat the examination.


    • For the issuance of a certificate, you will be required to provide the following:

      Your Name (in full as used in the examination)
      The Name, Month and Year of Examination
      Your Index Number
      Date of Birth
      Telephone Number
      Email Address (Should be active)
      Candidates will be required to produce a valid identification document when collecting their certificates.

      Visit the WAEC website for your way around that.

  1. Please I need the certificate urgently 2015 private that’s gce and I can’t get it from the office cus am currently not in Nigeria and online 2015 date is not there. Please is there anyway or anything I can do please this is really important

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