Buhari speaks on WAEC certificate

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his stance that he sat for the 1961 examinations conducted by the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, noting that it would have been impossible for him to have attended the Defence Services Staff College in India in 1973, and, after that – in 1979 – the United States Army War College, without the examinations.

WAEC issues attestation certificate to Buhari (Photos)

Buhari revealed this via his verified Twitter account, @MBuhari. He was reacting to the attestation certificate issued to him by the examination body on Friday.

“Today I received the attestation and confirmation of my 1961 West African School Certificate (WASC) Examination result, from the Registrar of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). It was also an opportunity for me to thank WAEC for upholding its integrity over the years.

As a Nigerian military officer, it would have been impossible for me to have attended the Defence Services Staff College in India in 1973, and, after that – in 1979 – the United States Army War College, had I not sat for the WASC examinations, which I did in 1961.

The late General Shehu Musa Yar’Adua was my classmate. We spent close to nine years in boarding school, at primary and secondary levels. And from there, after our WASC, we moved to join the Army, where we had to take a military examination as one of the requirements”.

 

Muhammadu Buhari

@MBuhari

As a Nigerian military officer, it would have been impossible for me to have attended the Defence Services Staff College in India in 1973, and, after that – in 1979 – the United States Army War College, had I not sat for the WASC examinations, which I did in 1961.

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Muhammadu Buhari

@MBuhari

The late General Shehu Musa Yar’Adua was my classmate. We spent close to nine years in boarding school, at primary and secondary levels. And from there, after our WASC, we moved to join the Army, where we had to take a military examination as one of the requirements.

Daily Trust online reports that controversy resumed over the President’s secondary school certificate last week when the list of Presidential candidates of political parties was released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The President claimed that his certificate was still with the military authorities.

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