The West African Examinations Council, WAEC has advised people in possession of its certificates to guard them well, saying it will not re-issue on account of misplacement, fire, flood or theft.

The Council’s Head of National Office, Olu Adenipekun who gave the advice in Lagos said it was necessary as lots of people have been approaching the council at various times for a re-issue of the lost certificates.

The WAEC chief explained that after all such processes had been satisfactorily concluded then, the council would consider the issuance of “Attestation Certificate”.

According to Adenipekun, in an effort to reduce the incidence of certificates loss and protection, the council in Nigeria, four years ago introduced what it called certificate cover.

He explained that one of the ways candidates or persons get their certificates destroyed was majorly in an attempt to laminate them.