By Dickson Blessing
The University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, UCLES, currently known as Cambridge Assessment recently published more information to prove the authenticity of the academic credentials of presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) Gen. Muhammed Buhari’s WASC result.
Cambridge confirms through their online website that result grade in 1961 were issued in numbers and not letters as had stated by Gen. Buhari’s critics who had dismissed his results as the real one.
It was revealed by the online post that “Examination results were classed in grades from 1 to 9,” explained that “1,2,3,4,5 & 6 indicate a Pass with Credit; 7 & 8 indicate a Pass; 9 indicate a Failure.”
The result presented by Buhari shows that he had credit in English, Health Science, Hausa Language and Geography while he had a fail in Mathematics and Woodwork and a pass in Literature in English.
Cambridge clarified in its post online that for one to qualify for a certificate as that time does not necessarily need a pass in Mathematics but in English language
It said “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”.
This post comes up after the controversy over Buhari’s result and whether he completed his secondary school education. Also, to justify the 1999 Constitution As Amended which requires any candidate intending to occupy the office of the President to have at least the Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalence.