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‘WAEC certificates damaged during #EndSARS protests intact’

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), yesterday, disclosed that certificates destroyed during the #EndSARS protests in Calabar, Cross River State, have been reprinted.

Head, National Office of WAEC, Patrick Areghan, stated this at the reopening of the Calabar Office that was destroyed by protesters.

His words: “WAEC is one organisation that doesn’t lose any data, everything is stored in the cloud. Even if the whole place gets burnt, no data will be totally lost, because we have all the records.

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“We have even reprinted the certificates that were burnt, because we have the database, we just recalled them from the database and reprinted them,” he said.

Describing the experience as traumatic, he said students, management of schools and some staff members of the Calabar Office had to travel through the Calabar-Itu road to the Uyo Office.

“It was a traumatic experience, principals and students had to travel to Uyo on bad road. They had to spend money and time, and so if this did not happen, they would still have to travel for official business and so we are grateful this has ended,” he said.

Also, Head of Uyo zonal office, Adebolu Adesonya, said the organisation had rebuilt the office, noting that the constant journeys to Uyo ended with the completion of the Calabar facility.

On his part, Branch Controller of WAEC in Calabar, Oladele Ezekiel, thanked management of WAEC for ensuring the reconstruction and reopening of the office.

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