The controversy over whether presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC at next month’s general elections, Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) actually obtained a secondary school certificate has been resolved, after Government College, formerly Provincial Secondary School, Katsina, which he graduated from in 1961 released his secondary school certificate examination results.
The results, obtained by PREMIUM TIMES, proved that Buhari’s claim that he undertook the University of Cambridge West African School Certificate Examinations and obtained five credits in English Language, Geography, Hausa Language, History, and Health Science, were not false.
The computer printout as obtained by the online newspaper from Cambridge University as well as a statement of result, signed by the current principal of Katsina College, dated 21 January, 2015. The results showed that Buhari, failed Mathematics and Woodwork, and had a pass in Literature in English. The examination centre number was quoted as 8280, while his candidate number was 002.
The statement of results was printed on the letter head paper of the Katsina State Ministry of Education showed that the examination was held in 1961. The Cambridge print out also showed the result of 17 other candidates at the centre, including Shehu Yar’adua, a former Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters.
The opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) have asked the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to deny Buhari to contest over his inability to provide the WASC certificate, which is one of the criteria that qualifies to contest the presidential election, after the Nigerian Army, which had earlier admitted to having copies of his certificate, said it could not even attest to the details listed in his records.