How To Get WAEC Attestation Of Result

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How To Retrieve/Get Back Lost WAEC Certificate

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You may have heard about WAEC Attestation of Result and wonder what it means. Well, first of all, if you have your WAEC original certificate, you don’t need WAEC Attestation of Result.

In this article, I will be sharing with you the meaning of WAEC Attestation of result and ways to get it. I will also be answering some basic questions you may want to ask. So you are advised to read this article to the end to get the full drill of it.

After reading this article, if you still have questions, you can leave your questions on the comment session below and I will respond to it as soon as possible.

Like I have said above, you don’t need WAEC Attestation of Result if you still have WAEC original certificate. This is because you only attest for your WAEC result when you have misplaced or damaged your original WAEC RESULT.

That means, if you have not collected your Original WAEC result, you cannot be attesting for it.

Very many persons have mistaken this concept and always ask how they can attest for their WAEC Results.

The only criteria for attestation of WAEC result if when you can’t find the result either because it got burnt or you misplaced it somehow.

Let me tell you the story about how my friend was able to retrieve his WAEC after it got stolen because it was inside his back that was stolen.

How To Get WAEC Attestation Of Result

My friend was offered admission into the University of Benin, UNIBEN. Due to excitement and lack of proper orientation, his bag got stolen in “night class” with all his clearance documents inside.

He was completely bewildered and didn’t know what to do. But he followed these steps below to retrieve his WAEC result.

Though it is a very stressful and discouraging process, it was the only way he could get his WAEC result back.

I want to make something clear: WAEC does not give out original certificates twice. Conversely, it is probably impossible to recover your WAEC certificate again.

You can only get “WAEC Attestation of Result” which can be used any in place of WAEC original certificate.

This means that wherever the WAEC Original Certificate is required, you can supply the WAEC Attestation of Result and it will be accepted.

Attestation of Result was introduced by WAEC on August 10, 2015. According to the examination board, this attestation of the result is meant to replace the original result when it is lost. Below is a tweet by WAEC explaining this:

Steps On How to Retrieve Your Lost WAEC Certificate

To get back your lost WAEC certificate kindly follow the steps given below:

  1. Write a letter of application to WAEC
  2. Attach police report on lost or damaged certificate
  3. Photocopy of lost or damaged certificate [where applicable]
  4. Two recent passport-sized photos of the candidate
  5. Sworn affidavit for collection of Attestation of Results
  6. You are to pay an administrative fee of N20,000

Important Notice

  • It is only the owner of the lost or missing original WAEC certificate that can apply for the attestation of results
  • Subjects that a candidate had F9s are no longer captured in WAEC certificate or Attestation of Results
  • WAEC in the five-member countries do not issue a certificate twice

Those are the steps to retrieve your lost WAEC certificate easily.

Nonetheless, I would like to also educate you about WAEC Attestation of Result. So if you want to know whether WAEC Attestation of Result has any limitation, continue reading below.

Can WAEC Attestation of Result be used in place of the original WAEC result?

Yes, it can. I have answered this question above. In fact, many politicians use WAEC Attestation of Result because they can’t find their Original WAEC Certificate.

Does WAEC Attestation of result Look Like The Original WAEC Certificate? 

Yes, it does. But they are differentiated by the title inscribed on it. The original WAEC certificate is labelled as “CERTIFICATE” and the WAEC Attestation of Result is labelled “ATTESTATION OF RESULT”.

How Much To Retrieve Lost WAEC Certificate? 

Firstly, you can really retrieve your original certificate again. You can only get attestation of result. And the amount to get this, I can’t really tell. My friend spent 15,000 and someone else said he spent 20,000.

So I will advise that anyone that wants to get WAEC result attestation should have between 15-25 thousand Naira.

How Long Will It Take For Lost WAEC Attestation of Result?

Most times, it takes up to 12 months. Nevertheless, there is actually no particular time for that.

In fact, whenever you apply for WAEC Attestation of Result, they will tell you when to come and collect your Attestation of Result.

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