President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that he actually sat for WASC 1961, after he received a attestation certificate from WAEC earlier today.
In a post on his twitter handle, President Buhari addressed the controversies that have trailed his certificate. He stated that he sat for WASC in 1961 and could not have attended the Defence Services Staff College in India in 1973, and later the United States Army War College, if he had not sat for the WASC examinations. Read his tweets below
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.