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Stop Laminating Certificates! by Timolanki(m): 12:03am On Apr 23, 2016
I was overwhelmed when i was handed my licence and certificate after my oath taking n convocation respectively. The next thing that crossed my mind was to go and protect it with a permanent, termite resistant lamination only for my happiness to b ruined at home. My cousin on seeing my laminated cert n licence told me that i ve rendered them useless that employees no longer accept laminated cert. I asked why n he said that fake cert are concealed by lamination as d genuiness can't b detected with a computer. I asked other people n they confirmed it. So if ur planning 2 laminate ur cert ask questions b4 dat. HOW TRUE IS THIS NAIRALANDERS COS I FEEL AWFUL NOW?

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by thesicilian: 12:43am On Apr 23, 2016
It is better to have a laminated certificate than one that is torn, rat-eaten, oil stained or dirty. I laminated all my certs and they're still a good as new today, and mind you, no employer has ever rejected them.

In the first place original certs are even produced on a need to see basis, you don't have to show them to every interviewer unless specifically requested for

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by Burlah4u2c(m): 2:50am On Apr 23, 2016
Back in the days when ordinary conqueror papers were used for certificates, one for sure can laminate...But now, most schools have some kinda security imprint on the paper which can't be seen with the nakëd eye..it was during my registration in NYSC camp that I got to know my undergraduate certificate had some other designs when placed under blue fluorescent light(that's what I saw tho). A guy was delayed for hours as his certificate was laminated and no special designs(security prints) could be detected under the blue light...
For me, I would suggest certificates shouldn't be laminated...Even my primary school certificate is still as new as received..rain and oil drops? I don't think that's an excuse to get a certificate laminated

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by possibilita(m): 3:16am On Apr 23, 2016
Lamination of certificates makes it look fake instead buy a plastic envelop and store the certification inside

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by callmelanner(m): 6:51am On Apr 23, 2016
It is until rat and termites do u strong thing before u see the need to laminate ur certificate

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by Nobody: 7:46am On Apr 23, 2016
I learnt not to laminate my documents. You can keep all in a safe bag or nylon bag.

I laminated my WAEC certificate & almos missed a job cos they kept sending for the document Had to go to WAEC office

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by eightsin(m): 8:47am On Apr 23, 2016
Some of mine are laminated yet to see the harm. Maybe I will stop laminating

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by Provie(m): 8:56am On Apr 23, 2016
Serious threats & potential mutilators of ur certificate surround u left and right; serious-minded potential employers come once in a while. Laminate ur certificate and protect it. Reputable employers verify ur certificate from d issuing authority/institution even without ur knowledge. I rest my case.

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by prinsam30: 9:03am On Apr 23, 2016
pls give me news that can fetch me money hourly, who cares about ur certificate this days

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by Nicolars(m): 9:03am On Apr 23, 2016
Omo diz 1 strong gan oooooo But if u dnt laminate it, it will b vulnerable

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by Nobody: 9:46am On Apr 23, 2016
It's true. After going through lots of stress to get my Original birth certificate, I quickly laminated it to have it protected.

NLs, I got to one of our Embassies only to have it rejected. Had to apply for a re-issue.

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by Nobody: 9:57am On Apr 23, 2016
shocked

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by ichommy(m): 9:57am On Apr 23, 2016
Thanks Op, Even some Embassies and Organization are complaining now.

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by NavierStokes(m): 9:57am On Apr 23, 2016
I suggest you put your certificates in a photo or picture frame where they can be easily removed at will. Lamination is a NO!!! If you ever have any international plans.

Please take it from me.

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by chemystery: 9:58am On Apr 23, 2016
This thing we call certificate is just overrated. If we develop our brain and use it well, we don't need that sh!!t. You can ask Bill Gates or Dangote.

After my 5years in school, i was disappointed to be handed a mere paper that was manufactured within a span of few minutes. And i wonder how this paper compares to my 5years of suffering where the most you can get from it is being a slave to a company owned by a man who has no certificate or can't even locate where he kept his certificate.
If you earn much in such companies, it is either you have or are dedicating most of your youthful age to its growth, or it poses threat to your life or health.

And the worst part is a man who has the money can just pay his way to obtain what you have been suffering to get for years.

OP, I have laminated my certificate and i was told long ago it is not good to do so. But i dont give a damn!
Who certificate don epp? (to speak in Bill Gates, Seun Osewa and other entrepreneurs' point of view) grin

If we can't start having that entrepreneural spirit, we will remain stagnant in terms of development while we keep using our certificate to work as modern sophisticated slaves in all these oyibo companies.

Lemme stop here.

But Nigerians and certificate....

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by Felixsparks: 9:58am On Apr 23, 2016
callmelanner:
It is until rat and termites do u strong thing before u see the need to laminate ur certificate
my thought exactly

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by Nobody: 9:58am On Apr 23, 2016
wink ok
Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by showblack(m): 9:58am On Apr 23, 2016
Make una go jawe. Who d certificate don epp. Work dey. Shey e dey useful gan niii

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by Welber(f): 9:59am On Apr 23, 2016
Laminated ORIGINAL certificates can not be NOTARIZED
If you intend using your certificate outside the country of origin, then do NOT laminate your certificate

About employees (in nigeria) not accepting laminated certificate because of ingenuity. I don't know when that started, but I'm aware employees can request a verification from the certifying body.

If you must laminate, don't laminate from a quack who would end up ruining your certificate right before your eyes! embarassed

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by seunlayi(m): 10:01am On Apr 23, 2016
I personally dismantled my laminating machine in my office, I always try to make people realised how needless it is to laminate documents

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by 4C2215131: 10:02am On Apr 23, 2016
While this has been observed, I believe when it comes to confirmation of certificates, the certificate number which is boldly seen lamination or not is what is primarily utilised.

The number is cross referenced with that of the issuing body to ascertain if it is authentic. Now a certificate number that has been altered will not register with the records of the issuing body. In my opinion the certificate number is the key.

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by Halamadrid22(m): 10:03am On Apr 23, 2016
Yea it's d fact, I could remember I almost fell a victim shocked,when collected my bsc cert,immediately I went to where I was goin to laminate it,tnk God I met some1 dere, n d person enlightened me dt pple no longer laminates certs undecided,d reason he gave me was,if i'd go study outside d shores of d country n my cert is laminated,dt it won't b accepted smiley

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by ichidodo: 10:03am On Apr 23, 2016
Tried laminating our d*ck once....but didn't work out.

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by toluine56(m): 10:04am On Apr 23, 2016
True OP.
The reason is simple. Lamination sometimes destroys the seal of the certificate which is the only mark of authenticity on most certs. There's a way you laminate without rendering the seal useless.

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by ichommy(m): 10:04am On Apr 23, 2016
thesicilian:
It is better to have a laminated certificate than one that is torn, rat-eaten, oil stained or dirty. I laminated all my certs and they're still a good as new today, and mind you, no employer has ever rejected them.

In the first place original certs are even produced on a need to see basis, you don't have to show them to every interviewer unless specifically requested for

Nice Point, But you can Protect it from Rat etc. some folder can help with that.

I visit one Organization dey declined my Laminated Cert.

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by kushma(m): 10:04am On Apr 23, 2016
Lamination can affect those trying to travel out with it especially for education reason.

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by tivta(m): 10:05am On Apr 23, 2016
Anyone who needs to verify the authenticity of your certificate will send messages to the various institutions...

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by ndudichukwumah(m): 10:05am On Apr 23, 2016
Provie:
Serious threats & potential mutilators of ur certificate surround u left and right; serious-minded potential employers come once in a while. Laminate ur certificate and protect it. Reputable employers verify ur certificate from d issuing authority/institution even without ur knowledge. I rest my case.

U are right..serious employer will write to ur school to authenticate ur result..for Nysc verification in our time was sample of school registrar signature that is all..so pls don't mind these excuse they are giving..just laminate ur result for safety

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by Nobody: 10:05am On Apr 23, 2016
Lamination is of two types,one is for temporary use while the other is permanently seal. for the temporarily seal,it can be easily cut @ any edge of the lamination/ seal copy so that such certificate could be removed when the needs arises without any damage.

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Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by tivta(m): 10:07am On Apr 23, 2016
kushma:
Lamination can affect those trying to travel out with it especially for education reason.

I disagree, all the institution needs to do is send a letter to the institution, remember the Toronto case?
Re: Stop Laminating Certificates! by money121(m): 10:07am On Apr 23, 2016
Okay

Who certif.. Don Epp

self Employed ti take Over..

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