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CHICAGO UNIVERSITY REFUSES TO RELEASE BOLA TINUBU’S ACADEMIC RECORDS

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Following the demand for APC president aspirant Bola Tinubu’s school records, Lauren Finch, spokesperson for Chicago State University said Mr Tinubu’s academic records are covered by American privacy regulations, and cannot be disclosed.
“We have checked with our legal department and we cannot give you more than the information we have already provided. He attended our school and graduated on June 22, 1979. We can only say when he came in and when he graduated.”

The Chicago State University confirmed Tinubu as its student, and also attested to the fact that he graduated with a degree in business and administration on June 22, 1979.
Last week, Mr Tinubu reportedly revealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that he did not attend primary and secondary schools. The disclosure was made through an affidavit submitted by the aspirant to INEC, as part of his eligibility filings for the 2023 presidential elections.

The documents reported by The Gazette revealed that the spaces for what institutions provided him with primary and secondary education, However, Mr Tinubu noted his degree in business and administration in 1979, acquired from the Chicago State University.

The former Lagos governor claimed he that his credentials had been stolen from his home before he returned from self-exile from October 1994 to October 1998
“When I returned I discovered that all my property, including all the documents relating to my qualifications and my certificates in respect of paragraph three above, were looted by unknown persons,” he said

The current claims made by the APC chieftain are at odds with previous declarations made by him. In 1999 and 2003, when Mr Tinubu ran for office as a governorship candidate in Lagos, he claimed both times that he attended primary and secondary schools.

He said he went to St Paul Children’s Home School, Ibadan, from 1958 to 1964, while his secondary education was acquired at Government College, Ibadan, between 1965 to 1968. From Ibadan, Mr Tinubu said he went to Richard Daley College, Chicago, from 1969 to 1971.

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