The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has said that General Muhammadu Buhari can personally apply to the examination body for the verification of his results.
WAEC Deputy Director, Public Affairs, Lagos, Mr. Yusuf Ari in a telephone conversation with Vanguard Wednesday said, “No individual has the legal right to approach WAEC for the verification of another person’s result except the owner of the result.”
He was apparently reacting to the result released by the Kastina State Ministry of Education on Wednesday.
According to him, the constitutional right vested on the Freedom of Information law does not include invasion of privacy, adding that, “The certificate in question belongs to Muhammadu Buhari and he alone has the right to apply for verification.
“Be that as it may, WAEC cannot take any action except, the owner of the certificate asked us to do so. We are an independent body, therefore, we cannot be partisan on this issue,” he said.
Speaking further, Ari said all the former Head of State needs to do is to apply by given WAEC the name of his school, Examination number and year of the examination and the result will be verified.
However, after verification of the results, it will be forwarded to the institution and not the owner of the results.
He added that the format used by the Principal of Katsina Government College is not in line with the formats of WAEC in the 1960s also.