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US varsity breaks silence on Tinubu’s graduation

President Bola Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu


The long awaited response from the Chicago State University, concerning president Bola Tinubu’s academic record in the institution has finally surfaced, as the institution has been reportedly confirmed that the former governor of lagos indeed attended the tertiary institution, between 1977 and 1979.

According to The Punch, Beverly Poindexter, who is in charge of the university’s official transcript requests, enrolment and degree verification at the Office of the Registrar, CSU, said this in an email response to its request on Tuesday, January 25.

Poindexter wrote: “Mr Tinubu did attend our university, however, if further information is needed, go to website to make a formal request.”

However, reports revealed that the university had earlier stated that Tinubu was a student in the institution between 1977 and 1979, as it was confirmed in a letter dated August 20, 1999 and signed by the then Registrar, Lois Davis.

“Please be advised that Bola A. Tinubu did indeed attend Chicago State University from August 1977 through June 1979.

“He was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Administration with honours on June 22, 1979. His major was Accounting,” Davis wrote.

Reports also revealed that while seeking re-election as Lagos state governor in 2003, Tinubu attached to a form submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, a commendation letter from the university recognizing his performance and “high scholastic achievement in the institution.”

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