WAEC confirms Buhari’s WASC result
…Presidency, WAEC deceiving Nigerians – PDP
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari sat for the West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1961, for which it yesterday issued the president an attestation and confirmation of his examination result.
A delegation from WAEC led by its Registrar, Dr Iyi Uwadiae, accompanied by Olutise Adenipekun, the Head, National Office of WAEC, Abiodun Aduloju, Head Public Affairs, WAEC and Olufemi Oke, Zonal Coordinator, WAEC Abuja presented the certificate to the President at the State House Villa, Abuja
The latest wave of controversy trailing the president’s certificate started last weekend following an affidavit he submitted to the INEC for next year’s election.
The WAEC Registrar said it was possible for candidates to lose their examination certificates through fire and any other unfortunate incident.
‘’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 examinations 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,’’ Uwadiae said.
Responding, the president thanked the examination board for upholding its integrity over the years, adding that he did not expect anything less from the institution.
He said it would have been impossible for him to have attended the Defence Services Staff College, India (1973) and thereafter, United States Army War College, as a Nigerian military officer if he didn’t sit for the WASC examinations in 1961.
The president recounted that during his secondary school days, it was very difficult to commit examination fraud, even though it was not impossible.
‘’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.,’’ he was quoted in a statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina.
President Muhammadu Buhari receives his West African Examinations Council (WAEC) attestation and confirmation of result from WAEC Registrar, Dr. Iyi Uwadiae at the Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday