There is nothing best you can do to retrieve your misplaced or damaged West African Examinations Council (WAEC) BECE or WASSCE certificate in Ghana than to do what we are about to tell you right now.
Before we continue with what you can do to recover your lost or damaged WAEC certificate, lets first cautioned you on behalf of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) that results upgrading is fake and not part of the Council’s process.
The Head of Public Affairs of WAEC, Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe in an interview monitored by Georgeweb.org stated that WAEC does not and will never upgrade any result, she added that “no WAEC staff will also contact you in any way to upgrade your result for you”
The WAEC spokesperson’s comment follows some unscrupulous persons on social media claiming to be working with WAEC and promising to upgrade result of students at a fee.
According to Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, the WAEC database is secured and can not be tampered with. She said the Council has a system for institutions and tertiary for checking the authenticity of any WAEC results or certificate so any forged one will be easily identified.
How to recover lost or damaged WAEC BECE/WASCCE certificate
Currently, the West African Examination Council does not issue duplicate certificates. This means that once your certificate has been given to you by your School there is no way WAEC will reissue another certificate when it gets lost or damaged.
WAEC, however, now issues Attestation of Results for certificates which have been misplaced or damaged. The Attestation of result is as valid as the original lost or damaged certificate.
The Council only issues Attestation of Results to individual candidates or persons for their possession. The Attestation when ready must be collected personally by applicants from the Offices of WAEC in Accra or your region.
The non-profit-making organization requires applicants to provide the following details for the issuance of Attestation;
- Your Name (in full as used in the examination)
- The Name, Month and Year of Examination
- Your Index Number
- Passport photograph.
- A valid identification document.
- GH¢350.00 Subject to review by the council.