Senator Ademola Adeleke’s claim that he sat for the West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE), has received weight from Old students of the Ede Muslim Grammar School (now Muslim High School 1, Ede).
The Old boys, in a press conference stated that the PDP governorship candidate for Osun State was not just their classmates of the 1976/81 set, but a one-time President of the Old Boys’ Association for four years, adding that he would not have been eligible to become President of the Association if he did not sit for the WASCE and finish from the school.
Speaking for the Old Boys, Dr Olapade Mukaila held that Adeleke’s five years with them were years well spent in their formative years and wondered what further proofs were needed to confirm his attendance and participation in the 1981 WASCE with the rest of them.
“We of the 1976/1981 set of which Senator Ademola Adeleke was a part could, with all sense of responsibility and patriotic zeal, affirm that the distinguished Senator gave a good account of himself as our classmate”, he said.
“We sat for the final West Africa School Certificate Examination and we had our names, including Senator Ademola Adeleke’s recorded in its ledger as presented by an assistant registrar of the body (WAEC) when he was called upon by an FCT court, Abuja”.
Dr. Mukaila called on other Old Boys to stand in support of one of their own, adding that “no amount of intimidation and mean measures by Senator Ademola Adeleke’s detractors will ever remove that fact of our togetherness at Muslim Grammar School, Ede”.
Other classmates at the conference were: Bolaji Adebayo, Ademola Oyelakin, Dauda Okanlawon, Ajibola Nureni and Mukaila Ayola.