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FlashBack: Tinubu Graduated From Our School – Chicago University




There has been a recent call for the disqualification of Bola Ahmed Tinubu by a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over issues relating to his university degree.

Naija News, however, recalls that the Chicago State University earlier this year confirmed that the presidential aspirant did indeed graduate from the institution.

The confirmation was made after a request was sent to the university asking if the former Lagos governor attended the tertiary institution.

The Punch reported that Beverly Poindexter, who is in charge of the university’s official transcript requests, enrolment and degree verification at the Office of the Registrar, CSU, had confirmed that Tinubu was a graduate of the University 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.”

The University had earlier confirmed that the chieftain was its student between 1977 and 1979.

This was stated in a letter dated August 20, 1999, and signed by the then Registrar, Lois Davis.

He wrote: “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.”

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