“How to get Original GCE certificate?” This is the question most students asked me last week. It was as if everyone needed to get their WAEC GCE certificate at the same time. Well, that is not a problem because you have me here. Actually, i have done thorough research by questioning students in popular Nigerian education forums on how to get WAEC GCE certificate. And based on my research, i apparently have the best way to obtain your GCE certificate.
On this note, if you have been searching to know how to obtain your WAEC GCE certificate then search no further because i will show you how to get it from any WAEC office. Coupled with that, i will show you the requirements for obtaining the certificate. Now here we go!
Is 2019/2020 GCE certificate out?
The answer is No! As at the time this topic was posted, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has not released her 2019 GCE results. Thus, you will not be able to find it online now!
According to WAEC, the results will be out by November 2019. I enjoin you to keep calm as the results will be released very soon. Below is a screenshot of WAEC answering this question on Twitter last week:
Where can i get WAEC GCE certificate
To get your WAEC GCE certificate you have to go to the nearest WAEC office to house. It is advisable to search on Google if you do not know the WAEC office that is nearest to you. That will help!
How much will it cost to get original GCE certificate
According to the West African Examination Council (WAEC), the price for getting WAEC GCE cartificate is just N3, 550.00. This fee must be paid in full to WAEC before the certificate will be issued to you.
Requirements for collection of waec gce certificate
Below are the requirements for collecting your GCE certificate:
One passport photograph: To get your original GCE certificate you need your recent passport in a red background. This passport will be on the certificate that will be issued to you.
Photo card: Also, you are expected to come with your photo card. For those that don’t know what WAEC GCE photo card is, note that it is the card that you used when taking GCE examination.
Print out of your GCE result: More so, you need your GCE result. This will prove that you actually took the GCE examination. To print your GCE result kindly follow the link below: https://www.waecdirect.org/
Payment: Lastly, you need your money for the certificate as it is not free. Accordingly to WAEC the price for GCE certificate in 2019 is N3, 550.00 cash (payable to WAEC).
Your centre number and candidate number: You might also need your centre number as well. But don’t worry, if you have your photo card; it is already contained in it.
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How to get original GCE certificate
- Go to the nearest WAEC office to your house. At the gate there is always a list showing the different exam years from early 90s till date and days of collection (Mon-Fri) depending on the year you are requesting for.
- When it gets to the day for your exam year, kindly go to any of the officials in the office and tell him/her that you want to get your original GCE certificate.
- Next, you will be asked to fill a form with all your important details. Make sure that you provide the correct details here.
- Make payment and wait for their reply.
- The certificate might be given to you that day or you will be asked to come back later.
Sample of WAEC GCE certificate
Below is a sample of WAEC GCE certificate:
NB: If your certificate have stayed in WAEC’s office for more than 4years, custody fee would apply. There is no exact price for the fee now.
Yeah! There you have everything you need to know about getting your original GCE result. I enjoin you to follow the steps in this tutorial strictly because they are instructions given directly to us on Twitter by the West Africa Examination council (WAEC).
Nonetheless, if you encounter any problem, don’t hesitate to contact me using the information below or send your questions using the comment section below this post!
Edeh Chukwuemeka Samuel is a certified Mediator and Conciliator in Nigeria. He is currently a student at the Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria. Samuel is bent on disseminating authentic information to every part of the world.