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Please Help! I Need Advice With My Certificates. by complexBoss12: 5:02am On Apr 29, 2020
I greet u all.

I have had this problem for sometime now, though I intend to do something abt it but I don't know exactly what to do, it only occurred to me yesterday to put out here so as to get more suggestions.

straight to the problem!

when I collected my WAEC certificate, my date
of birth was wrong, I was born on 10th Feb, but it carried 10th October, the year is correct though.

my mum was first to notice and I could remember that she tried to do something abt it, bt her efforts bore no fruits.

secondly, I am the only person in my house who was not born in a hospital. according to mum, my birth was not expected till the next week, but I came suddenly. long story short, I av no birth certificate.

fast forward to university, during my registration I was made to bring an affidavit which validated my certificate and my age (recommendations). supposedly done by father, we had to use the 10th Oct that is on WAEC cert because we had choice.

Right now i am serving (core member), my degree cert carries this same 10th Oct that is not my month of birth.

So pls, all I seek is advice, I got scared when Bayelsa governor Lyon was sacked based his deputy cert issue.

I want to know how dis will affect me and how to change the date if possible. because now every official thing about me now carries this new date and it sucks.

advice, suggestions, contributions

modes I need your help pls!

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Re: Please Help! I Need Advice With My Certificates. by Stephenomozzy(m): 6:30am On Apr 29, 2020
If your Waec carries October and Degree carries October, just adopt October na.

Unless maybe you already have an International Passport carrying 10th of February, or any other very important document that carries February , I'd advise you just adopt 10th October, at least as your LEGAL MONTH OF BIRTH, since it's still the same year anyways.

You can't change it on your WAEC nor on your Degree cert (If these are the two most important documents right now) ....then my Opinion, maybe nature wants you to be born in the same month Nigeria gained independence grin (at least legally).

Meanwhile, those who were not issued certificate at birth, I think you can get one with the National Population Commission or so. Go to a general hospital and ask where they do birth registration

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Re: Please Help! I Need Advice With My Certificates. by femi4: 6:59am On Apr 29, 2020
Swear affidavit
Re: Please Help! I Need Advice With My Certificates. by Stanweezy(m): 7:27am On Apr 29, 2020
My friend since all certificates carried the same year, month and day don't panic, my age on WAEC was reduced by a year but month and date are correct, I have to adopt what I saw and now all my credentials carry the new age.

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Re: Please Help! I Need Advice With My Certificates. by complexBoss12: 7:42am On Apr 29, 2020
Stephenomozzy:
If your Waec carries October and Degree carries October, just adopt October na.

Unless maybe you already have an International Passport carrying 10th of February, or any other very important document that carries February , I'd advise you just adopt 10th October, at least as your LEGAL MONTH OF BIRTH, since it's still the same year anyways.

You can't change it on your WAEC nor on your Degree cert (If these are the two most important documents right now) ....then my Opinion, maybe nature wants you to be born in the same month Nigeria gained independence grin (at least legally).

Meanwhile, those who were not issued certificate at birth, I think you can get one with the National Population Commission or so. Go to a general hospital and ask where they do birth registration

exactly the problem, sorry I forgot. I av my international passport, with my original date of birth
Re: Please Help! I Need Advice With My Certificates. by Frenchkiss564: 8:18am On Apr 29, 2020
You don't have to panic dear friend. The law looks at the intent and not the form. Since the years and names in all your certificates are uniform there is no cause for alarm. Duri's case is different, he has four different names on four different certificates. That's a prima facie evidence of fraud.

Yours is an irregularity that can be corrected with a mere affidavit. Just make sure you choose one date and adhere to it in your coming certificate.
Re: Please Help! I Need Advice With My Certificates. by complexBoss12: 9:19am On Apr 29, 2020
Frenchkiss564:
You don't have to panic dear friend. The law looks at the intent and not the form. Since the years and names in all your certificates are uniform there is no cause for alarm. Duri's case is different, he has four different names on four different certificates. That's a prima facie evidence of fraud.

Yours is an irregularity that can be corrected with a mere affidavit. Just make sure you choose one date and adhere to it in your coming certificate.

u sound so confident. thanks

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Re: Please Help! I Need Advice With My Certificates. by complexBoss12: 9:19am On Apr 29, 2020
Stanweezy:
My friend since all certificates carried the same year, month and day don't panic, my age on WAEC was reduced by a year but month and date are correct, I have to adopt what I saw and now all my credentials carry the new age.

its all gud. thanks
Re: Please Help! I Need Advice With My Certificates. by iaamxavier(m): 2:14pm On Apr 29, 2020
How can one correct date of birth on WAEC
It's different from my jamb?

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Re: Please Help! I Need Advice With My Certificates. by Nobody: 5:58pm On May 01, 2020
iaamxavier:
How can one correct date of birth on WAEC
It's different from my jamb?

Correct your Jamb own and not waec.

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Re: Please Help! I Need Advice With My Certificates. by iaamxavier(m): 6:39pm On May 01, 2020
Juliusmalema:


Correct your Jamb own and not waec.

That of jamb is the correct one

How do I even go about it
Re: Please Help! I Need Advice With My Certificates. by Nobody: 6:57pm On May 01, 2020
iaamxavier:

That of jamb is the correct one
How do I even go about it
Never try to touch the waec own.. Very risky and can cost you even ur studies in school.
Jamb is easy to correct so make the jamb own to rhyme with your weac.
Both of the result which one bears the older age among the two
Re: Please Help! I Need Advice With My Certificates. by iaamxavier(m): 7:02pm On May 01, 2020
Juliusmalema:


Never try to touch the waec own..
Very risky and can cost you even ur studies in school.

Jamb is easy to correct so make the jamb own to rhyme with your weac.

Both of the result which one bears the older age among the two

That of Waec
But what do you mean it'll cost me my studies in school

My National ID, bank detail, school portal and jamb bear the same DOB just my Waec that is incorrect and it wasn't my fault at all

I heard you have to pay 10K to your secondary school to get the correction done
Re: Please Help! I Need Advice With My Certificates. by Nobody: 8:14pm On May 01, 2020
iaamxavier:


That of Waec
But what do you mean it'll cost me my studies in school

My National ID, bank detail, school portal and jamb bear the same DOB just my Waec that is incorrect and it wasn't my fault at all

I heard you have to pay 10K to your secondary school to get the correction done


Your waec predates all these documents your mentioned.

Start effecting your date of birth from your certificate of birth using NPC because your waec is far much older than all these documents you listed.
Re: Please Help! I Need Advice With My Certificates. by iaamxavier(m): 12:18am On May 02, 2020
Juliusmalema:



Your waec predates all these documents your mentioned.

Start effecting your date of birth from your certificate of birth using NPC because your waec is far much older than all these documents you listed.


But wait are you saying its practically impossible to correct that of Waec?
Re: Please Help! I Need Advice With My Certificates. by Nosainwe(m): 11:00am On May 02, 2020
I know how the OP feels ,
I am in a similar situation but mine is with local goverment area of Origin ,
I come from Delta state ,it so happens my town is on the border between Isoko North and Isoko south,
at the point of jamb registration and probably waec registration I did put North as my LGA following instructions from my aged grandfather , months later I got admission and as part of the requirements for clearance I had to get certificate of origin from my state's liason office problem is the LGA there says my town is actually South , I was able to go through clearance without even noticing ,
I hope it doesn't have adverse effects as my current documents bear North But the Certificate itself which says south.

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