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.