Buhari Explains Why He Refused to Release His WASSCE Result in 2015

Buhari Explains Why He Refused to Release His WASSCE Result in 2015

  • Former President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed why he did not release his West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
  • Buhari said he wanted those attacking him because of his WASSCE result to enjoy the political hullabaloo they created
  • Femi Adesina, former media adviser to the former president, disclosed this in his book, Working with Buhari

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FCT, Abuja - Former President Muhammadu Buhari said he deliberately refused to release his West African School Certificate (WASC) result in the build-up to the 2015 presidential elections.

Buhari said he refused to release his WASSCE result so those attacking him could please themselves and enjoy the political hullabaloo, Daily Trust reported.

Buhari deliberately refused to release his WAEC result
Buhari says he refused to release his WAEC result to allow his attackers please themselves Photo Credit: Muhammadu Buhari
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He stated this in chapter 5 of the book, Working with Buhari – Reflections of Special Adviser, Media & Publicity (2015-2023), written by his former media adviser, Femi Adesina.

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Reacting to the drama that his high school leaving certificate generated, Buhari said he saw his WASSCE certificate sometime in 2018 but decided to keep it to himself.

“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.”

According to Vanguard, Adesina said when the WAEC Registrar alongside his officials came to present the attestation certificate to Buhari in November 2018, the former president said:

“It would have been impossible for me to attend 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.”

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