How To Write Application Letter For Collection Of Original WAEC Certificate

Many of us, including me, even forgot I needed my original WAEC certificate until it was time to submit my green file at the university.

I had to start running around for it.

Then, the world had not become so modernized that you can now apply online.

I had to go back to my secondary school with a letter.  What made my process easy was the relationship between the principal and my parents. I wrote the letter and was just called to pick up the letter.

Presently, you can now request for WAEC certificate online.

In this article, we will explore how to request and write the application letter for the collection of original WAEC certificate.

What is the WASSCE statement of the Result?

Some students do not know that the result they’re given immediately after the WAEC result is published is called statement of result. It is not the original WAEC result.

A statement of result is issued to the student in the name of the school the student wrote WAEC in. It contains the grades or marks the student scored in each subject written in the exam.

Statement of result is also known as notification of result. The statement of result does not carry so much information or details of the candidate.

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How To Write Request Application Letter For Collection Of Original WAEC certificate Online

TO request your WAEC original certificate, you’ll go through their certificate portal. This was newly introduced to make the process seamless.

On this certificate portal, private candidates can request for their certificates. The requested certificates are delivered to any WAEC office the candidate chooses. At the pick-up station which is a WAEC office, the candidates will be required to provide a valid means of identification.

Take note; the certificate processing takes between 10 and 30 days.

Candidates must pay a processing fee in order to collect the original certificate. The exact amount is not mentioned on the website, but from sources, we gathered, it is around #7,900. According to the website, the amount to be paid varies in state and year.

They no longer receive offline payment. eBillsPay has been suspended. You can pay with your card online. Payments made offline may not be processed.

Once the student lands on the certificate website, there are two basic options: Check Status and Request Certificate.

When you click Check Status, a new tab will open where you’ll be required to input your exam number and reference number.

However, when you click Request Certificate, it will show an interface where you’ll enter exam details, which are exam diet, examination year, and examination number. Exam diet is where you’ll choose if it’s for a private candidate’s first sheet or a private candidate’s second sheet. The examination year started at 2019.

In case you’re wondering, this is the portal:

How do I pay for the Certificate?

The payment option available on the portal is card payment.

From the menu, click on Check Status.

A new page will be displayed, enter your Exam Number and Reference Number, then click on the Check Status button.

On the Check Status page, click Make Payment at the bottom of the page.

On the displayed page, provide your payment details and follow the prompts.

After a successful payment, you will receive an email confirming the payment.

How long will it take to process my Certificate?

Certificate processing may take 10 to 30 days.

How do I collect my Certificate?

When making a requisition for the certificate, you’ll be prompted to input a collection location, that’s the place to pick the certificate from.

NB: The certificate will be made available 10 working days after confirmation of payment.

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How do I make payment offline?

Visit the WAEC office closest to you. You will need the following details when you visit the office

  • Exam number
  • Exam type/diet
  • Exam year
  • A valid means of Identification: ID Card

They’ll process it offline and give you the certificate at that office.

Important Note

You have to know that your WAEC certificate can only be issued once, so if you lose it, you won’t have the opportunity to get a new certificate. Therefore, you must keep your certificate safe, and secure.

Can I Collect A Digital Original WAEC Result Online and send to an Institution?

Yes, go to A pop up message will ask what category of user you are. Certificate Access is for students who want to view, download, and share their certificates, while Certificate Conformation is for institution’s that want to verify a student’s certificate. As an individual user, click certificate access, learn more, login or create account, then follow the prompts. You can share the original WAEC certificate directly with an institution.

How To Write Request Application Letter For Collection Of Original WAEC Certificate Offline

In this section, we will discuss how to write an application letter to your school principal to collect the original WAEC result from the secondary school you graduated from.

Sample Application To The Principal For WAEC Certificate 1

Dear [Principal’s Name],

I hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits. I am writing to request for the collection of my original West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate.

As you may know, I am a former student of [School Name], and I completed my secondary education with your institution in [Year of Graduation]. Since then, I have been in need of my original WAEC certificate for various personal and professional reasons.

I would be grateful if you could arrange for the release of my original certificate, as I need it for further studies and employment opportunities. I understand that I may need to provide proof of identity and other relevant documentation to retrieve the certificate.

Please let me know what steps I need to take to collect my certificate, and if there is anything else I can provide to assist with the process. I would appreciate your prompt attention to this matter.

Thank you for your time and assistance.

Best regards,

[Your Name]

Sample Application To The Principal For WAEC Certificate 2

The Principal,

Dukemont  School,

Adderly Street,

Cape Town- South Africa

Request for WAEC certificate

Dear Madam,

I graduated from your prestigious institution in 2022. My name is Victoria Nyekan.

I recently got admission into Regis International College. However, to enroll in the undergraduate course, I require my WAEC certificate.

My examination number was 1736373826. My diet is November 2024.

I kindly request my original WAEC certificate. I look forward to hearing from you

Thank You.

Yours faithfully,

Sara Johnson

1703, Flora Heights,

Strand Street,

Cape Town -South Africa

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