The West African Examinations Council has stated that from January 1st, 2017 the council will stop amending the date of birth and other entries on the certificate of candidates.
The council has hence advised candidates to take time to go through their details and ensure they are correct before submitting their applications during registration or other wise the only option that will be available for them from January 1st, 2017 will be to obtain affidavits from the courts of law.
This was disclosed by the council’s Public Affairs Officer in Nigeria, Mr. Demianus Ojijeogu.
In his words, “We have observed with chagrin the volume of requests for amendments by candidates as well as the fact that it could be an opening for examination malpractice hence the need to stop the ugly trend. Moreover, where a candidate detects any error in his/her date of birth after the certificate has been printed, he/she will be advised to obtain an affidavit from a court of law as a support to the certificate.
“The council has included in its registration portal, a secondary opportunity for candidates to confirm the correctness of all their entries in the date of birth box. In addition, all requests received prior to the above-stated effective date will be treated on their merit.”