The registrar of WAEC has presented a document to President Muhammadu Buhari in attestation that he sat for West African School Certificate (WASC) Examination in 1961.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) provided the attestation in confirmation of his 1961 result, which President Muhammadu Buhari said was with the military.
Dr. Iyi Uwadiae presented the documents today to the President at State House during a courtesy visit by WAEC delegation.
The visit was led by its Registrar, Dr. Iyi Uwadiae, accompanied by Olutise Adenipekun, Head, National Office, WAEC, Abiodun Aduloju, Head Public Affairs, WAEC, and Olufemi Oke, Zonal Coordinator, WAEC Abuja.
President Buhari thanked the examination board for upholding its integrity over the years, adding that he did not expect anything less from the institution.
it would have been impossible for me to have attended the Defence Services Staff College, India (1973) and thereafter, United States Army War College, as a Nigerian military officer, if i didn’t sit for the WASC examinations in 1961.-He said
During the visit, the 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 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,’’ Dr. Uwadiae said.