WAEC presents attestation, confirmation of result to Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, 2 November 2018, in Abuja, received the attestation and confirmation of his 1961 West African School Certificate Examination result from the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).

The documents were presented to the President at State House during a courtesy visit by a delegation of WAEC, led by its Registrar, Dr. Iyi Uwadiae, accompanied by Olutise Adenipekun, Head National Office; Abiodun Aduloju, Head Public Affairs; and Olufemi Oke, Zonal Coordinator, Abuja.

The President thanked the examination board, established in 1952, and which conducts the WAEC examination for University and Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board entry examination in West African countries, for upholding its integrity over the years, adding that he did not expect anything less from the institution.

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President Buhari 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, though it was not impossible.
Buhari said: “My colleagues and I who spent close to nine years in boarding school, both in primary and secondary, including General 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.”

An old tweet from WAEC dated 10 August 2015, reads

“The Council has introduced “Attestation of Results” that can be obtained on request to serve as replacement for lost or missing certificates.”

The president leveraged on this process.

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