– The University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, which oversaw WASC exams in the 1960s, says it can only release President Buhari’s result if he requests for it
– The examination body also confirmed that African Language papers, including those for Hausa, were set for the West African School Certificate in 1961
– It said 152 candidates sat for the WASC Hausa examination in 1961
The University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES), now known as Cambridge Assessment, has stated that it can only release President Muhammadu Buhari’s result if he requests for it.
The conduct of the final year secondary school examination in Nigeria and placement into foreign universities in the 1960s was overseen by Cambridge, a United Kingdom-based examination body.
We note that the body, in a statement released on its website, said: “We can only confirm or verify results at the direct request of or with the permission of a candidate.
“This is in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulations, Data Protection Act 2018 and section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.”
The organisation also confirmed that African Language papers, including those for Hausa were set for the West African School Certificate, according to the Regulations for 1961.
The body also noted that “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.”
It added that: “The number of candidates who sat for the WASC Hausa examination in 1961 was 152.”
It was previously reported that the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) presented an attestation certificate to President Muhammadu Buhari.
This was contained in a tweet by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, on Friday, November 2.
Iyi Uwadiae, the registrar of WAEC, presented the certificate to the president at the State House.