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My WAEC result was second-best in Nigeria in 1976 even though it got missing – Okowa

Jul 6, 2022

Ifeanyi Okowa, Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Governor of Delta state has acknowledged that his West Africa Examination Certificate (WAEC) is “missing”. 

 

Speaking at a media briefing after inspecting some projects in the state-owned university in Ozoro, Isoko north LGA, Okowa said his WAEC result was the second-best in the country when he graduated in 1976. 

 

According to him, he had “distinction in all subjects”. Okowa said; 

 

“On the issue of my certificate, I think it is a misconception. People try to play politics with everything.

“Yes, I lost my WAEC certificate, but I have the printout from Edo College, Benin City, which clearly stated that I have a distinction in all subjects.

“The higher school certificate was attached and it has been acknowledged by Edo College and the school put it out there that I made an A, B, B. 

“I do not pride myself but it was very difficult to make such a grade in higher school at that time.

“My high school result was the second-best nationally in 1976 when I finished. So many universities admitted me through telegram at that time, and I had to start making choices of which to accept.”

 

Okowa also disclosed that he was less than 22 years when he graduated from the university.

 

He added; 

 

“Of course, it is very clear that I finished medical school at the University of Ibadan. I was 21 years and some months; I was less than 22 years of age.”