READ! WAEC Certificate Valid For Life, Registrar Declares
The Registrar of West African Examination Council, WAEC, Iyi Uwadiae, says the certificate issued by the examination body is valid for life.
Mr. Uwadiae, who stated this at the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Forum in Lagos said that examination conducted by WAEC “is an achievement test’’ which remains valid forever.
He spoke against the backdrop of recent moves to increase the validity period of the Unified Test and Matriculation Examination (UTME) result, conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), from one to three years.
“WAEC is an achievement test. So, ours is to say at this level, like in Nigeria, we are for senior secondary.
“So at this secondary level, our result is saying that you have achieved this.
“It means you have gone through educational system for this period of years and you have achieved this.
“Therefore, you are qualified to move to the next stage, that is tertiary institution.
“Or you can go and work; a job that requires academic achievement for that level. That is what ours is saying.
“So, a look at our achievement test, which we conduct, and saying that you have at secondary school level, you have achieved this and you can go to that.
“Ours is to say you have achieved and you have achieved, so it is valid for life.”
In the case of UTME, the WAEC registrar said it was a “selection test’’ which, he noted, was for one situation.