“Yes, I lost My WAEC Certificate, But I Have The Print Out From Edo College, Benin City” – Governor Okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa

The Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2023 general elections, and Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has disclosed that though he lost his West African Examination Certificate, WAEC, he has a print-out of the result from the Edo College, Benin City.

He added that he has sworn an affidavit, informing the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, that he lost his original WAEC certificate.

Speaking to journalists after inspecting projects at the Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro, 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 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.’’


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