Tinubu Was Our Student, Graduated in 1979, Chicago State University Finally Confirms
Chicago State University (CSU) has finally confirmed that President Bola Tinubu attended and successfully graduated from the university.
According to a statement issued by the school, Tinubu graduated from the school in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree
The statement which was also featured on CBS, a popular news network in the US reads:
“As an educational institution, we are sometimes asked to provide information related to student records,”
“In August 2023, a request was made to the U.S. federal court for the university to provide information related to educational records concerning Bola Tinubu, the President of Nigeria, and a former CSU student.
“The university has confirmed Tinubu attended CSU and graduated in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree. Federal law, however, prevents us from providing any further information without consent or unless allowed to do so via court order.
“CSU is confident in the veracity and integrity of our records regarding Tinubu’s completion of graduation requirements and degree certificate. The university is not a party to the Nigerian legal proceedings that spurred this request, and a U.S. federal judge will determine whether the university will provide further requested information.
“Our response to the request for Tinubu’s academic records has been entirely consistent with our practices, policies and federal law. We would respond in exactly the same manner for any request for any student information by a third party.”
The controversy surrounding President Tinubu’s educational background has been raging since 2003 when he served his second term as the governor of Lagos State.
Nigeria’s main opposition political party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which has been at loggerheads with the president’s handlers over the certificate controversy has not reacted to the latest development.