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Late Gen. Shehu Musa Yar’Adua and I wrote WASCE in 1961 – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he and the late Gen . Shehu Musa Yar ’ Adua were classmates at both the primary and secondary schools, noting that they both joined the Army after the completion of their West African School Certificate Examination .
Buhari said that he and the late Gen . Yar ’ Adua wrote the WASCE in 1961 .

The President said this as he defended the presentation of his WAEC certificate to him by the West African Examinations Council on Friday.

WAEC Registrar , Dr . Iyi Uwadiae , made the presentation at the President ’ s mini conference hall at the Presidential Villa , Abuja on Friday.

Uwadiae , who was accompanied by senior staff of the council , performed the ceremony during a courtesy visit to the State House .

Taking to his verified Twitter handle @ MBuhari after the presentation , Buhari tweeted :

“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 .

“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.

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“The late Gen . 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 . ”

The President , however , referred to the West African School Certificate Examination ( WASCE ) as ‘ WASC ’ throughout his post .

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