Do you want to Recover lost GCE Certificate? Are you a victim of burnt or stolen GCE Certificate? Was the GCE Certificate stolen, or burnt? The GCE Certificate has been one of the most crucial document required of candidates seeking admission into higher institutions.
We have received so many calls, messages and emails on this topic, so we decided to clarify every individual on the Lost, Stolen or burnt Certificate. Candidates who lost or Misplaced their Original Certificate must note that the issuing of certificates by the General Certificate of Education Board takes not more than a year.
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Procedure to Recover lost GCE Certificates
The request for duplicate or replacement of General Education Certificate should be made through GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION BOARD in Buea.
Unlike with other public examinations where candidates are having difficulties obtaining their original certificates, such is not the case with examinations organised by the General Certificate of Education Board.
Information collected from the board indicates that the original certificates of the GCE Advanced and Ordinary levels are issued to candidates within the six months after the proclamation of results.
Required Documents to Recover lost GCE Certificates
- An attestation of loss signed by the police or any competent authority for over sea candidates.
- Hand written application with 1000 Francs CFA fiscal stamp.
- A copy of National Identity card for Cameroonians or residence permit for foreigners. Candidates living abroad who do not have their national identity card at hand should attach a copy of their International Passport page bearing their name, picture and other details .
- A Photocopy of Results slip or Certificate if available.
Where to deposit the Required Documents
GCE Board Main Office Buea
You can deposit your documents at the Cameroon GCE Board main office located at Lycee Molyko street Adjacent Lycee Molyko. 10 meters walk from CUIB.
MINESEC Main Office Yaoundé
It can also be submitted to the ministry of Secondary education. Please kindly note that we recommend going to the GCE Board main office to avoid errors or no commitments at all.
Eligibility to Recover lost GCE Certificates
Only those who have sat at least once for the GCE exams can be eligible to request for a another copy of the lost certificate.
Fees required to Recover lost GCE Certificates
A fee of 50,000 Francs CFA is required to be deposited to the General Certificate of Education Board before your lost certificate. This is non-refundable amount and its official. Nevertheless, don’t fall for cheap scams when people promise to help you out.
Office Locations & Contacts
Information can be obtained by using following contact address :
Main Office: Lycee Molyko street Adjacent Lycee Molyko. 10 meters walk from CUIB
Telephone: +237 2 33 32 21 14
This article will be updated from time to time if need be. While we have covered the most important part of this article, we still do not firmly confirm that after fulfilling all the above instructions, your certificate will be released.
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