The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, has explained why he performed poorly in his West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) after the document sparked controversy after he released it online.
The media personality took to Facebook a few days ago to share snapshots of the documents he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which included his WASSCE result, BSc certificate, and birth certificate.
The results Sowole shared showed he failed the majority of the courses he took, with a credit in Mathematics and a pass in Agricultural Science.
The result quickly spread across various social media platforms, and Nigerians were expressing their opinions on his performance.
A Facebook user @Simon Utsu wrote,
“Na wa oh. See Omoyele Sowore waec result. F9 flowing like milk 🥛 & honey 🍯 everywhere. He barely credited Mathematics. Agba Jalingo, na this dangerous result your man wan use rule Nigeria? If I wrote waec from primary school, I would have done better than this. Ha!”
Well, in an updated post explaining the reason for his poor performance, Sowore revealed he took a “second stab at WASCE at a different high school before securing enough credits to gain admission into UNILAG”.
In his words,
“Yesterday I uploaded my education credentials meant to be submitted to INEC Nigeria today as nominations close for Presidential candidates running in the 2023 Presidential Election.
Many have asked why I performed so woefully in my first attempt at the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASCE), well, it was how it ended after that first attempt.
I did state that I took a second stab at WASCE at a different high school before securing enough credits to gain admission into the university.
I just couldn't give up until I made it and got admitted into UNILAG in 1989 to study Geography and Planning. In fact, my late dad demoted me by asking that I go back to “Class 4″ after that woeful result I posted yesterday. After securing admission into UNILAG I had to combine the two results to get matriculated.
I appreciate the engagement provoked by sharing my not-too-good WASCE/GCE result yesterday.
See the results below,