The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has called on GCE candidates to enusre they collect their certificates withing four (4) years of wroting the examination as any further delay will hence foirth attract an extra fee which the CXouncil called a “Custody Fee”
This was made known by the disclosed by the Head of Public Affairs Department, WAEC, Nigeria ,Demianus Ojijeogu, during a phone chat with newsmen.
He disclosed that the normal fee charged for collection of GCE certificate remains N3, 500 and only payable by those whose certificates were issued between zero and four years.
However, from five to nine years is N8, 500; 10 to 14 years N13, 500; 15 to 19 years N18, 500 while 20 years and above will be charged N23, 500.
According to him, these charges are custody fee and is for keeping the certificates for so long because the certificates occupies space in our office. It will also serve as a deterrent to others who may want to leave their certificates with WAEC for so long.
“ I don’t know the reason why people will sit for exams and their certificates are ready yet they will not come for collection. What was the essence of the certificate in the first place?’’ he stressed.
He also said that requirements for collection of the GCE certificates within Nigeria were an application letter, sworn affidavit from the High Court, online result print- out, one passport-size photograph, photo card and identity card.