Hey there! Did you know that President Bola Tinubu actually went to Chicago State University? Yep, it’s true! He graduated from there in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in Business and Administration.
But wait, there’s more! The university recently made a statement saying that they are confident in the accuracy of their records about Tinubu’s graduation. However, they can’t share any more information about his academic record unless they have permission or a court order. It’s all because of a law in the United States called FERPA, which protects the privacy of student records.
Now, here’s where things get interesting. Atiku Abubakar, who is a presidential candidate from the Peoples Democratic Party, brought up Tinubu’s academic records in a US court. He wanted the court to make the officials from Chicago State University hand over Tinubu’s documents and appear for questioning.
But guess what? The judge didn’t make a decision on that request. So, the whole situation is still up in the air.
The university released a statement through CBS News, and it goes like this: “As an educational institution, we sometimes get asked for information about student records. But because of FERPA, we can’t share everything. In August 2023, someone asked us to provide information about Bola Tinubu’s education, but we can’t give out any details without permission or a court order.”
So, that’s the scoop on Tinubu’s graduation from Chicago State University. It’s a bit complicated with all the legal stuff, but hopefully, it will all get sorted out soon!