Guess what? It turns out that President Bola Tinubu actually applied to Chicago State University (CSU) as a male! The CSU Registrar, Caleb Westberg, spilled the beans and revealed that Tinubu’s application was accepted as a male student.
But wait, there’s more! The school Registrar also confirmed that Olajide Adeniji was President Tinubu’s classmate at CSU. How cool is that?
Now, let’s address some rumors. Westberg clarified that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) did not contact CSU to verify Tinubu’s attendance. He explained that his statement about Tinubu graduating from CSU was based on the transcripts they had in their possession.
Here’s an interesting fact: in the United States, diplomas are considered more like ceremonial documents. The real deal is the transcripts, which show your academic record. Westberg emphasized that he did not rely on public records to conclude that Tinubu attended CSU.
Westberg admitted that he had never met or seen Bola Tinubu, and Tinubu never visited the CSU campus or donated money to the school. He also mentioned that mistakes can happen in data entry, and it’s possible that someone assumed Bola to be a female and marked the Southwest Transcript accordingly.
Westberg pointed out that CSU had multiple Registrars before him, and some policies may have changed over the years. He clarified that he didn’t speak to Ms. Davies and wasn’t aware of who created Exhibit #6, a replacement diploma.
Ever wondered why Westberg’s name wasn’t typed on the ‘To whom it may concern’ letter? Well, it was because he was receiving a ton of requests, so the institution decided to leave his name out to save time.
Before this lawsuit, Westberg had never even heard of someone named Bola. It seems like this whole situation took everyone by surprise!