The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has told GCE candidates to collect their certificates within four years of writing the examination.
The council said any delay beyond the four years beyond will attract custody fee.
WAEC said the charge for the certificate between zero and four years is N3, 500. It said charges for five to nine years is N8, 500; 10 to 14 years N13, 500; 15 to 19 years N18, 500 while for 20 years and above N23, 500 will be charged by the council.
Mr Demianus Ojijeogu, head of public affairs department said “These charges are (for) custody fee; for keeping the certificates for so long because it occupies space in our office. It will also serve as a deterrent to others. “
He further added “I don’t know the reason why people will sit for exams and their certificates are ready yet they will not come for collection. What was the essence of the certificate in the first place?’’