I lost my WAEC certificate which was second best nationally – Okowa

Ifeanyi Okowa

Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Tuesday debunked reports that he had no West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) certificate.

The vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said that he made the second best result in the country in 1976 from Edo College, Benin City, Edo.

“On the issue of my certificate, I think it is a misconception. People try to play politics with everything,” Okowa told reporters after inspecting ongoing projects at the Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro.

“Yes, I lost my WAEC certificate, but I have the print-out from Edo College, Benin City, which clearly stated that I have 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 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 as 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.”

On the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the governor called on the Federal Government to expedite action in resolving the issues, adding that every government should be sincere enough to keep to promises and agreements at all times.