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Buhari Gets His WASC Certificate!



Controversy over President Muhammadu Buhari’s West African Secondary School Certificate result was settled on Friday after the West African Examination Council, WAEC, presented an attestation and confirmation of the 1961 result to the president in the Presidential Villa.

The documents were presented by the registrar of WAEC, Dr. Iyi Uwadiae when he led a delegation of the regional examination body to the villa.

Speaking at the occasion, Buhari said:

”My colleagues and I who spent close to nine years in boarding school both in primary and secondary, including Gen. Musa Yar’Adua, when we intended to join the military we had to take a military examination.

”We were examined in three subjects, English, Mathematics and General Knowledge because English is the language for general instruction throughout the country because of our colonial heritage.

”Mathematics in the military was necessary, coupled with Geography. We were trained how to be dropped off in the bush, given only a pair of compass and since we were not astronomers, you have to learn to find your way, calculate, using the Pythagoras Theorem and others to work out your position.”

Dr. Uwadiae on his part said: ”We don’t issue certificates twice but we can issue attestations or duplicate copy of the certificate.

”We also have what we refer to as confirmation; usually, universities were using this in those days when Information Technology was not in vogue.

”Whoever sat for WASC exams in whatever year, we have the records in our database, and Mr President, we have the records of the examinations you sat in 1961.

”We have the attestation of results which we issue to candidates who lost their certificates and confirmation of results.”


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