Buhari’s school silences PDP over Certificate Saga

The raging controversy over the academic credentials of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, was finally laid to rest wednesday when the school he attended in Katsina issued a statement of result as well as a print out of the University of Cambridge/West African School Certificate (WASC) showing the subjects Buhari took and passed in 1961.

The statement of result as well as the Cambridge/WASC print out, which were provided by the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation, showed that the retired general obtained credits in History (B3), English Language (C5), Hausa Language (C5), Geography (C6) and Health Science (C6).

He also obtained a pass in Literature in English (P7), but failed his Mathematics (F9) and Wood Work (F9).

The statement of result and print out were signed by the current principal and examination officer of the school and dated yesterday, January 21, 2015.

Additional information provided by the Cambridge/WASC print out included the results of Buhari’s classmates who took the examination with him.

For instance, his classmate, the late General Shehu Musa Yar’Adua obtained five credits including English and Mathematics.

Buhari had wednesday debunked the impression given by the Nigerian Army that his academic credentials were not with the military, adding that the Peoples Democratic Party-led federal government had created a smoke screen to cover up its excesses in power.
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