Cambridge University clears Buhari over alleged forged WASC result


The University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, UCLES, now Cambridge Assessment, has cleared the air on the controversy currently surrounding the West African School Certificate, WASC, results presented by Muhammadu Buhari, the candidate of the All Progressives Candidate in the February 14 presidential election.

The institution in a new post on its website, disclosed that result grades for the examination in 1961 were issued in numbers, not letters, as suggested by some anti-Buharis.

According to Cambridge, “Examination results were classed in grades from 1 to 9”.

“1, 2,3,4,5 & 6 indicate a Pass with Credit; 7 & 8 indicate a Pass; 9 indicate a Failure,” the school said.

Results tendered by the former general indicate he obtained credits in English Language, Geography, Health Science, Hausa Language; failed in Mathematics and Woodwork, and had a pass in Literature in English.

Giving more insight on the result, Cambridge said for candidates to qualify for its certificate in 1961, they needed to pass English, and not necessarily Mathematics.

“To pass the School Certificate, candidates had to pass examinations in a variety of groups. It was compulsory to pass English Language, but not Maths, in order to gain the Certificate,” the university said.

This has again nailed to the wall the calls from some quarters that Buhari should be disqualified for allegedly fabricating his result.

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