Nigerians have reacted to the recent revelation by the Chicago State University that Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu attended the school from 1977 to 1979.
There has been controversy over Tinubu’s academic qualifications over the years and the discussion intensified after the All Progressive Congress National leader declared his intentions to contest in the forthcoming general elections.
The PUNCH reports that Beverly Poindexter of the Office of the Registrar at the university confirmed that he attended the institution in a mail on Tuesday.
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“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”
“Mr Tinubu did attend our university, however, if further information is needed, go to studentclearinghouse.org website to make a formal request”.
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See how Nigerians reacted to below:
@Charles27242568 wrote: “Let him graduate from heaven. His ambition is dead on arrival. Nigerians will show him we are not fools. Edo style loading.”
@Imbashy14 said: “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.”
@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.”
@handxtend also said: “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…”
@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?“
@EjetavwoB noted: “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.”
@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.”