Werrin una keep wey una dey find?
You people forget so soon, or na joblessness dey worry some people…
“APC Presidential Candidate was enlisted into the army in 1961 without certificates since he was picked from the secondary school to start military service”.
“Records available indicate that he applied to join the military as a Form Six student of the Provincial Secondary School, Katsina, on October 18, 1961. His application was duly endorsed by the principal of the school, who also wrote a report and recommended him to be suitable for military commission”.
However, the usual practice in the Army before candidates are shortlisted for commissioning into the officer cadre, requires that the Selection Board must verify the original copies of credentials that are presented by candidates, this may not have been followed in his case.
There is no evidence or available record to show that this process was followed in 1960s.
Nevertheless, the entry made on NA Form 199A at the point of documentation after commission as an officer indicated that he obtained the West Africa School Certificate (WASC) in 1961 with credits in English language, geography, history, heath science, Hausa and a pass in English literature.
“However, neither the original copy of the certificate, a Certified True Copy (CTC) nor his statement of results is in his personal file” as evidence of his claims.
Truly, he attended several professional courses relating to the military profession including two in the United States and other foreign countries.