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My WASC result was second best in 1976 -Okowa

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•Says all varsities offer him admission

The governor and vice presidential candidate of the PDP, Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday, said, his high school result was the second best nationally in 1976 when he finished secondary school.

The governor in a brief with a section of the media maintained that virtually all universities in the country offered him admission based on his outstanding performance in West Africa School Certificate, WASC, certificate and Higher School Certificate, HSC, examination when he was seeking admission into higher institution.

Okowa who faulted insinuations that he had no WASC result, said he made the second best WASC certificate in 1976, adding that the issue around the certificate was a deliberate wrong perception and unnecessary politics.

While speaking with newsmen after inspecting ongoing projects at Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro in Isoko North Local Government Area, the governor 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.

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