On its website, The University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, now Cambridge Assessment addressed the ongoing Buhari certificate controversy.
They basically plugged all the holes that critics were trying to point out in the presented result. The university confirmed result grades for the examination in 1961 were issued in numbers, not letters, as suggested by critics of Mr. Buhari who have dismissed the results he presented as fabricated. They also said yes, Hausa Language was actually offered as a subject. And to cap it all, they say no, one was only required to pass English to sail through the exams. They were nice enough to put it all in a bulleted list
Examination results were classed in grades by 1 to 9. 1,2,3,4,5 & 6 indicate a Pass with Credit; 7 & 8 indicate a Pass; 9 indicates a Failure.
To pass the School Certificate, candidates had to pass examinations in a variety of groups. It was compulsory to pass English Language, but not Maths, in order to gain the Certificate.
The number of candidates who sat for the WASC Hausa examination in 1961 was 152.
Our records show that Hausa was set in the Northern Region in 1961.