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How To Change Name & Date of Birth in WAEC Result

Are you Searching for guides to help you correct your name, Date of birth (DOB) on WAEC Certificate? 

WAEC understands that mistakes can occur either from you, the school or centre that enrolled you for WAEC. Nevertheless, the good news is that you can make corrections to your name and date of birth (DOB) on your WAEC certificate easily with this updated guide.

Before we move too far, for those who lost, misplaced their WAEC Certificate can check to retrieve lost, stolen WAEC Certificate here.


Having wrong or misspelt name on your WAEC certificate or wrong date of birth can render the certificate totally useless. In another sense, it couldn’t hinder such candidates from being admitted to an higher Institution.

Because it is impossible to gain admission into any national or foreign institution where your name in both your certificate of birth and your WAEC certificate does not tally.

Can I Still Change my Name/Date of Birth in WAEC result?

Usually, You can actually make correction of your names which was mistakenly written before or after your results or certificates are been released. However, WAEC officially stopped changing of Names and Dates of Birth in November 2019.

Requirements for changing name/Date of birth in WAEC Certificate

Before WAEC put a stop to changing of name and date of birth, below are the things needed to make correction to your name and date of birth on WAEC results.

  • Your birth certificate
  • Affidavit of correction of name or DOB
  • The Waec Certificate to be corrected
  • Application letter to Waec for correction of details.

How long does change name/date of Birth take in WAEC result to effect?

It will take a minimum of 6 months or more for change of name/date of birth to effect on your WAEC result/certificate.

After following the steps i explained below, you will be asked to come back later. It is advisable to subsequently check their office to know when the result will be ready.

How much is change of Name/date of birth on WAEC certificate?

You need the sum of ten thousand Naira only (#10,000) to effect correction of date of birth or change of name on your Waec certificate.

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