I deliberately refused to release my WAEC result in 2015 – Buhari

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Former President, Muhammad Buhari has explained why he didn’t release his West African School Certificate, WASC, during the 2015 general election.

Buhari claimed he wanted those criticizing him because of his WASC result to enjoy the political hullabaloo they have created.

Buhari was quoted in Chapter 5 of a book, Working with Buhari published by his former media adviser, Femi Adesina.

According to him: “I was going through a drawer some days ago and saw copies of my certificate. I always had it, but refused to release it, so that those venting spleen on it could please themselves,” Buhari was quoted saying in 2018.”

He noted that, “It would have been impossible for me to attend the Defence Services Staff College, India (1973), and thereafter, the United States Army War College, as a Nigerian military officer if I didn’t sit for the WASC examinations in 1961.

“My colleagues and I who spent close to nine years in boarding school both in primary and secondary, including Gen. 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. We were trained how to be dropped off in the bush, given only a pair of compass and since we’re not astronomers, you’ve to learn to find your way, calculate, using the Pythagoras Theorem and others to work out your position,” he added.

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