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How to Correct WAEC Names, State/Local Govt, Date of Birth

Let's get this straight. It's possible to make mistakes in the names, state, or local government filled for your WAEC registration (Be it WAEC exams for school candidates or private candidates). Such errors may come from the candidate, exam officers, or the café that registered you for that matter.

But it can be so confusing if you don’t know what to do about such errors.

You may want to know if it's possible to alter your surname, first name or middle name, and state or local government of origin after the submission of your registration online. Some candidates don't find this alternation necessary until after the release of their results.

Then, the questions are, "what should you do if there's a mix-up in the names, state or local government used?" “Is there any solution?”

The answer is YES. There's a solution to that...

First, candidates with a series of issues in WAEC or similar concerns had found my post, "WAEC: Answers to Students' Questions Before Obtain the Form or Use the Results for Admissions" very helpful. The post addresses more than a dozen candidates' problems regarding WAEC.

For the candidates whose concerns are about names, date of Birth and local government filled, read the post below to the end.

Steps to Change Incorrect Names, State/Local Government

And to guide you on how to correct this error, follow the guide as prescribed by WAEC - officially.


Visit the nearest WAEC office to lodge this complaint. They will handle it.

Requirements for Amendment of Names on Certificates (School Candidates) 

  1. Original certificate
  2. Affidavit for correction of Name
  3. Letter from the school principal
  4. Original Birth certificate for sighting and photocopy for submission
  5. Ten thousand naira only (N10,000)

Requirements for Amendment of Name on Certificates (Private Candidates) 

  1. Original certificate
  2. Affidavit for correction of Name
  3. Original Birth certificate for sighting and photocopy for submission
  4. Attestation Letter for correction of name from the courts or clergy. 
  5. Ten thousand naira only (N10,000)

Similarly, a candidate had an error in the surname.

Please during my registration for WAEC GCE 2019 mistake was made in my Surname. 22 was added to it instead of Chinye it was Chinye22. Please how do I change it ??? please.

The answer is just the same.

Please, go to the @waecnigeria office nearest to you. 


In a related inquiry,  a candidate was curious to know if the errors in names will be attended to if she went to the WAEC office,

My surname to read ADISA instead of ADEDIRAN thereby correct the error made in capturing of the last letters in ADEDIRAN which is "EDIRAN" to "ISA" which actually covers exactly 3 characters as stated here. My surname now to read ADISA, will that be considered please?



Addition or substitution of name is not possible. However, expansion of an initial, and typographical errors, not more than three characters might be considered with supporting documents.


For example, in the case of ADISA and ADEDIRAN above, WAEC affirmed it wouldn't honor such as correction.


This correction will not be honored, please. You want to change the entire surname and not the characters. 

Similar Situations on Corrections of Names
  1. If you're registering for WAEC GCE and saved your information along the way, you could return to the form, and make some editing before final submission. This may not work for the mistakes in names though.
  2. If you're a school candidate (May/June student), you could talk to your school principal or exams officer. They may prefer to contact the WAEC office for the changes on your behalf.
  3. If you can make an application for the correction of names while the WAEC/GCE is ongoing, the changes should be made to reflect on your results when released.

Why is the Right State/Local Government Important for WAEC Registration

Due to this limited stress, you will be exposed to, you may want to consider giving up on the correction. Kindly understand that using or accepting the wrong ones could be a serious mistake for your future chases, career, etc.

In this politically engulfed society, you may want to, in the future, contest for any post which is state/local government-centered. You may be deprived of such a position especially if your opposition finds out your academic record shows another state.

For employment opportunities too, your state may be used to decide if you'll be given a space.

Court Affidavit For Errors in Names, State or Local Government of Origin

You must have read elsewhere or heard that you can still use a court affidavit to support your documents in the future if any errors crop up in your registrations.

That's true and it's working.

But can I advise you?

It's better you go to WAEC or any exam body involved to correct your errors even at a price than to be backing your errors up with a court affidavit.

Some organizations may deny you the opportunity to use an affidavit even if they don't tell.

36 comments:

  1. Can I change my name on waec certificate, though it been a long while since 2016 till date can I still change it?

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    1. You can't. I suggest you do court affidavit of wrong names to be backing up your result.

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    2. Please I have wrong name on my waec results...and I have done affidavit in court but some people said they are not using it... please help me out ...my middle name on jamb does not tally with my middle name on waec and I was told in my school that the name on jamb is what they will use to mobilize me to service... please help

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    3. If you want the name on your result, follow the steps in the post already listed.

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  2. Pls can I change my date of birth on my gce registration before the exam or after exam

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    1. Before the examination is better and stressless. Go to the WAEC office in the state of the exam.

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  3. What are the requirements for waec change of state of origin/LGA

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    1. WAEC said candidates should go to the body's state office to inquire further.

      https://twitter.com/waecnigeria/status/1075090744589893632?s=03

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  4. My name was not listed correct on my waec page when I went for online registration, how can this be change?

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  5. I'm I supposed to write the letter to waec office before the release of results or after

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    1. Just go to their office with all the items detailed in the post.

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  6. please help I filled a wrong state of origin in my WAEC of 2018 and I want to change it now. Is it possible I change it?

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    1. From my experience, the state of origin filled in WAEC will not show on any of your results or certificate. Hence, you may not need to make any reference to that for the rest of your life. The state of origin on your national ID card, JAMB and post UTME or admission will be most important.

      However, if you still wan to correct that, follow the guide in the post above.

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  7. Titilayo farayola25 October 2021 at 21:32

    I made a mistake in my state of origin I wrote waec 2021 Hw can I change it

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  8. How do I do this I registered for Agric instead of Financial Accounting for to this year GCE? How do I change it?

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    1. Yes, you can before the exams will start. Go to the nearest WAEC office. They will attend to it.

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  9. Good day sir
    There is an initial in my WAEC name
    Wrote waec since 2011
    How do I go about it

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    1. What happened to the initial. What do you want to go about?

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  10. Please sir my wace state of origin is different from my post utme can it hinder my admission.

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    1. ignore that. WAEC will not show your state of origin or your result or certificate. So, it's not important or relevant. It's the one on your JAMB that should be correct.

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  11. My WAEC statement of results is my school's old name and WAEC certificate in the School's new name. Will it affect my Nysc and what should I do.

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  12. Pls sir, my middle name initial was used in my waec 2008 instead of full name (Sopuruchi). What can I do about it or is there no cause for alarm?

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    1. No need to worry. Initial is acceptable for jobs and admissions.

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  13. The name on my daughter waec result is Destiny Happiness while. BVN is Godwin Happiness Destiny will it affect her jamb or admission to university?.

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  14. Good afternoon sir, I wrote waec since 2015 but the name written there isn’t the same with the one I’m using… it’s Oluchi instead of Oluchukwu.. please how do I go about it?

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    1. You will write to WAEC office, through your school's principal, for the correction of names.

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  15. Can I change my name for waec 2021 sir

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    1. Yes, you can. Write a letter to do that, to WAEC, through your school's principal.

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  16. Sir I registered my waec in 2020 with ifeanyi divine ifeanyi instead of ifeanyi divine darlington and I've gotten admission but the name error is causing a hindrance to me pls is there a way I can change it in my waec result/cert so as to conclude my clearance. I'll be waiting for ur reply sir

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    1. The posts below will help you

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/12/waec-how-to-correctedit-wrong.html

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2021/05/are-schoolsorganizations-accepting.html

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  17. Sir am still writing this year wace how long will it take if I correct it now

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    1. If the changes are made, when you're writing the exam, the corrections should reflect when your result is out.

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