WAEC Correction of Names, DOB Requirements & Guidelines [Updated]





WAEC Correction of Names, DOB Requirements & Guidelines [Updated]

West African Examination Council (WAEC) Correction of Names, Date of Birth [DOB] Requirements and Step by Step Guidelines for Graduates and Non-Graduates On Results and Certificates.

There has been a rising cases or need from candidates of the West African Examination Council, WAEC on Correction of Names and Date of Birth on their results or Certificates issue by the Council.

Below are the queries or questions sent in to us by affected candidates:

1. Hi, i wish to correct the DOB of my WAEC GCE result as soon as possible.
2. I Want To Correct My Name And DOB in my waec certificate
hello ,I wish to correct my name on my waec result. is it still possible?
3. I have a problem of WAEC date of birth which stop me from going for NYSC service last year. Can I change it and still go service.
4. Pls I discovered that my date of birthand my name is not correct on my waec / Gce result and I need to register for Nysc this April plsss what do I do? e.t.c
Well the truth is that you can actually make correction of your names which was mistakenly written before or after your results or certificates are been released.

But according to WAEC new law starting from 2017 Amendments/Correction of Date of Birth has been stopped due to the rising cases of candidates falsifying their ages for some reasons to suit their interest. See Notice given below:

Please Note that WAEC would not entertain any request for amendment of date of birth after Results had been released.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WAEC WILL NOT ENTERTAIN ANY REQUEST FOR AMENDMENT OF DATE OF BIRTH AFTER RESULTS HAD BEEN RELEASED. THEREFORE DO YOUR AMENDMENTS BEFORE THE RELEASE OF RESULTS.

So if you definitely fall under the categories of students whose results has been released and certificates printed or gotten, kindly note that you can no longer affect changes to your Date of Birth but only on your names.

Candidates whose results are yet to be released or maybe who recently sat for the council examinations can easily requests for corrections of names or date of birth by providing the necessary required documents and guidelines outlined below:

SEE ALSO: NECO Correction of Names & Payment Guidelines [SSCE, BECE & NCEE].

WAEC Correction of Names, Date of Birth / Correction Of Data Requirements

Candidates are required to provide the following documents before proceeding to any of the the state or zonal WAEC Offices Nationwide for corrections.

1. Attestation Letter [This letter can be gotten from your school, showing you were / or still a bonafide student of the institution.]
2. Correction Letter [ The correction letter was to state the errors found in the WAEC result / certificate, Please kindly make sure you admit the mistakes been made]
3. Birth Certificate [This birth certificate MUST be the original one]
4. WAEC Result / Certificate [the one with the error on it]
5. Sworn Affidavit [Be it for Correction of Name or Date of Birth depending on your case]
6. School Register [This are for graduates, you must present your school register showing you were among those graduated from your institution]
7. Cash Sum of N10,000 for Names Correction or Date of Birth Correction, The both correction at once cost N15,000.

WAEC Correction of Names, Date of Birth / Correction Of Data Guidelines

Now haven gotten the above required documents you are to proceed to any of the WAEC Zonal, State Offices in your State or the State where you sat or wrote the examination and submit the documents and make the payment stated above.

You are also to provide your contact details such as address and phone numbers to be contacted once the amendment has been processed.

NOTE: You are to issued a receipt showing your payment was successful and accepted, You are now to wait for a validity period of 3 - 6 Months for the Council to work on your request and get it processed.

Please never patronize any individual claiming to offer this service anywhere apart from the WAEC Offices, please don't just visit the WAEC Office for Correction of Names & Date of Birth walk-in to the office and don't patronize touts hanging around at the various offices.

Be informed that once the WAEC Correction of Names & Date of Birth has been processed you will be contacted by WAEC to either pick it up yourself or log on online to print your certificate online.

If you have any other questions relating to this topic, do not hesitate to use the comment box below and sure an Admin is ready to assist or guide you.
WAEC Correction of Names, DOB Requirements & Guidelines [Updated] WAEC Correction of Names, DOB Requirements & Guidelines [Updated] Reviewed by Lagos Universities Info on Friday, November 01, 2019 Rating: 5

71 comments:

  1. Is it possible to follow same procedures for change of passport photograph on waec result or certificate?

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    1. Yes you can follow the same procedures, just visit the WAEC Office where you sat for the exam, present the old passport and new one you wish to change.

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  2. What of Waec gce... Can't they do that one for someone that will not up to a month.. Because I just discovered when when I went for nysc registration that my date of birth is above 30 and they want to offer me exception letter which I don't want to collect... I need to serve my father's land... Please if you know any way out please assist me. 08143389858

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    1. Kindly collect your exclusion letter, there is no need falsifying your age cos of service. WAEC cant amend your date of birth after results has been released.

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    2. Pls is it from your secondary school or university you would collect the attestation letter

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    3. If you are in Higher Institution and you are needing the WAEC Service either for clearance or NYSC Purpose then you should get the letter from your Institution.

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  3. Can corrections be made on the name for someone who sat for the exam, as far back as 2014.

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  4. Am currently writing this year's waec, can I still change my name while the exam is going on or wait till after the exam?

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    1. You can effect change now or later after the examination end. The earlier the better.

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  5. So any change of dob from 2017 is not corrected again in waec

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  6. Please, All I need is rearrangement of name on my GCE result and collection of the original result, how will I go about that please

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  7. Is it the candidate that will write the correction letter

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  8. Is it the candidate that will write the correction letter

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  9. Can correction be made on YOB for someone who sat for the exam in 2011?

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  10. Please Can correction be made on YOB for someone who sat for the exam in 2011.

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    1. PLEASE NOTE THAT WAEC WILL NOT ENTERTAIN ANY REQUEST FOR AMENDMENT OF DATE/YEAR OF BIRTH AFTER RESULTS HAD BEEN RELEASED. THEREFORE DO YOUR AMENDMENTS BEFORE THE RELEASE OF RESULTS.

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  11. I sat for waec GCE in 2013 and am yet to collect it. As at the time I wrote it, there's no waec office in Lafia, but now there is. Where then, will I collect the certificate?
    Secondly, there are three names on the certificate and I only have two names in all my other certificates. I want to use only the two names as it is in other credentials. How can I edit it? Thanks

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    1. Firstly you can visit the WAEC Office in the State you wrote your exam to collect your certificate.

      For correction of names please read the instruction we gave above or probably make that inquiry direct from the WAEC Office as you go to collect your certificate.

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  12. I wrote waec this year (2019). My waec card was given to me 2 weeks ago and i discovered that my year of birth was wrong it was xx/xx/2002 instead of xx/xx/2003. Please what should i do to change it

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    1. Visit the WAEC Office to make changes before results are been released.

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    So any change of dob from 2017 is not allowed right?

    So is there any solution for that because i have similar issue of dob? Any alternative please...

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    1. Yes no more allowed. Use Affidavit instead for any other purpose that requires your Date of Birth.

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  14. I wrote waec in the year 2012 and my DOB is not correct and am passing through the process of gaining admission this year and I want to send my documents to the school portal for post ume registration so,how can I correct the DOB before I can register for it?

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  15. Am yet to be in any higher institution and I want to upload my documents while applying for post ume this year so how can I change my DOB in my WAEC I wrote in the year 2012?
    In place of birth certificate which I don't have can age declaration be used when correcting the DOB according to your post?

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    1. Kindly Use Court Affidavit, Correction of DOB for that year 2012 is no more possible.

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  16. Wrong spelt of name as at 2012 can he still be changed this year 2019

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    1. Yes it can, after meeting the requirements outlined as mentioned in the post above.

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  17. What can I do? My name in waec is Arowolo Samuel Tunji James

    But the guy made mistake in my GCE registration and typed
    Arowolo Samuel Tunjijames

    OlePle what can I do to correct that mistake?The guy said he can't change it again.

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  18. I wrote waec 2017
    Instead of 23 09 1989
    The mistake was 23 08 1989
    Please how can i correct my month of birth as i need it for my admission screening

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    1. Kindly use an affidavit for your admission processing or visit WAEC Office to see if they can help with the correction.

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  19. I wish to combined my waec results but m
    Last year and this year, but my name was written in one as oghenekaro famous oghenekochuko and the one of this year is oghenekro famous ochuko
    Will i be admitted then later i do the change or will it affect my admission ?
    Pls i need urgent reply 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
    07010892698

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    1. Go for correction of Name before you apply for admission to avoid been denied admission.

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  20. Please can I correct my dob in my GCE I have not collected the certificate since I wrote it...because i combined it with neco...so it was neck I have been using over the years

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  21. Please can I correct date of birth on my GCE....the year is 2003..
    I haven't collected the certificate before because I only combined it with neco which I v bn using over the years

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  22. I am having issues with my waec name is it still possible to change after the results have been released?

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    1. Yes you can change your name even if after release of result.

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  23. I heard that there was a faster way of making this change by paying 30k please is this true?

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    1. This is the only way we know, we don't know of the the 30k own please...

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  24. Can passport be corrected on waec GCE since 2013, but have not collected the certificate yet ?

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    1. Once the Certificate has been printed and documented you cant change the passport.

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  25. Please can i change my D.O.B in waec from 2017?

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  26. Pls can I change my DOB in waec 2007

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  27. I have already submitted my waec 2004 result to waec yaba for the date of birth to be corrected. How can I get it fast because I need it for clarence or I loose my offer, waec yaba received it since 27 of July 2019, i have less than 2 weeks more to submit it. Thanks for your help in advance.

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  28. How can I hasten the correction of my waec 2004 certificate? The error to be amended is date of birth and I have submitted since 27th of July 2019, it is urgently needed for admissions, I have less than 2 weeks to submit it. Thanks

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    1. You cant hasten the process. You just have to be patient till when the process is successful.

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  29. Please I have already bought my school form and done waec verification when I noticed that there's a mistake in my name, please what can I do? And hope it won't affect my chances of getting
    admission?

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  30. Good day and thank you for answering questions.Please is there anyway I can check correction of my waec certificate online without scratch card because I don't live in Nigeria and I don't have access to scratch card. Thanks

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    1. You cant use scratch cards to access your certificates, but you can use it to access your result online. Click on the link to Buy WAEC Results Scratch Card Pin Online

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  31. Please where is the waec zonal office located at cause I will like to do correction of dob of which I did my waec exam just last year will I still be able to the correction of my dob plz

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  32. Please can I change my DOB, the correct DOB is June 4 1991 but on my certificate is June 14 1989. I used an affidavit in 2010 for my admission in 2010.

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  33. Where can some make changes of his weac certificate in Dental State

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  34. I haven't collected my certificate yet since I wrote the exam 2014, but the printout result has a misspelt name, do I need to collect the certificate before going to do change of name? Can I use the printout?

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    1. If you are a School Candidate collect it from your school, but if you are a private candidate do not bother just visit any WAEC office nearest to you.

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  35. plaese , do I need sworn affidavit to change a mis-spelt name on my WAEC print out result too?

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  36. pleàse do I also need sworn affidavit to change a mis-spelt name too ?

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  37. I visited WAEC office in Benin and was to that it's my school that will apply for the correction of DOB and name not me but the reverse is what you said here. So which is the right one to follow?

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    1. Kindly confirm to us when you sat for your examination?

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    2. As a School Candidate, You can follow WAEC Procedures, Private Candidates should follow the above process. But in the case whereby your previous school is no no more accessible as a School Candidate, WAEC have no other option than to tell you to follow the steps as outlined above.

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    3. Thanks for the advice.
      Will WAEC accept age declaration affidavit or NPC birth certificate and I was told it must be one issued before I sat for the exam.

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    4. NPC Birth Certificate is the recommended and official document been recognized by WAEC.

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    5. Thanks for your swift response.

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  38. Pls I wrote WASSCE 2018 and I used a wrong DOB. I joined a different school to write and I used the correct DOB. I want to change the DOB of the first results how do I do so.pls I need urgent reply

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    1. You can no longer make corrections for WAEC DOB once the results are been released, so make corrections before the release of result.

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  39. How do I change my dob for waec I wrote in 2019 and how much will it cost me in cedis .

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    1. You can no longer make corrections for WAEC DOB once the results are been released, so make corrections before the release of result.

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