Nigerians have reacted to the affirmation of the first degree of the Presidential aspirant, Bola Tinubu, by the Chicago State University.
Naija News earlier reported that the foreign institution confirmed that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) attended the University between 1977 and 1979.
It was gathered that the former governor was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Administration with honours and a major in Accounting.
The person in charge of official transcript request, enrolment and degree verification at the Office of the Registrar in the institution, Beverly Poindexter disclosed this in an email response to Punch on Tuesday.
Also attached to Tinubu’s form CF004 submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during his re-election bid in 2003 was a commendation letter from CSU recognising his performance and “high scholastic achievement”.
The academic qualification of Tinubu has raised questions since he declared his intention to run in the 2023 Presidential election.
However, some Nigerians have taken to social media to give different reactions to the affirmation of Tinubu’s academic qualifications.
See some of the reactions below:
@darleke wrote: “We are not contesting his university certificate but the primary and secondary school. Sebi na sand you go step into before the water. He must have used the fake primary and secondary school certificates to gain admission.”
@Asabi20231 wrote: “As far as I am concerned, dis is not new to me. Atiku perfected his ways to enter America b4 2019 to clarify issues surrounding his restriction from entering America, after the election, he couldn’t go there again. Dat simply means those in America can be induced and monetized too.”
@Imbashy14 wrote: “He doesn’t owe you, Ipobians anything. He never ruled any of SouthEast states or governed Igboland. He never asked you for votes. He’s not your problem, your leaders in Igboland are.”
@EjetavwoB wrote: “No one is in doubt abt his university education. The problem he put himself is wrongly claiming that he graduated from Chicago university instead of Chicago state university. That alone is misinformation. He must come clean on his sources of wealth, age amongst others.”
@handxtend wrote: “The question isn’t if he’s a grad or not. It’s irrelevant because he was once a term serving governor of Lagos State. The question is whether he’s fit to be the president given to very serious concerns such as his health, age and capacity to govern in this digital era...”
@Charles27242568 wrote: “Let him graduate from heaven. His ambition is dead on arrival. Nigerians will show him we are not fools. Edo style loading.”
@AyokuE wrote: “I agree with the university but let us know about his secondary and primary certs which he used in gaining admission…abi na free?“