‘Tinubu applied to Chicago University as male’ – Registrar tells court


The Chicago State University, CSU, has confirmed that
President Bola Tinubu applied to the institution as a male.


CSU Registrar, Caleb Westberg disclosed that the institution
issued a letter of admission to a male.


Westberg said: “President Tinubu applied to the university
as a male and a letter of admission was issued to a male. ”


The school Registrar also confirmed that one Olajide Adeniji
was President Tinubu’s classmate at Chicago State University.


Speaking in court, Westberg further downplayed claims of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation contacting CSU to confirm if Tinubu attended
the institution.


Westberg said: “My statement that Mr. Bola Tinubu graduated
from CSU was based on the transcripts in our possession.


“I have never met Bola Tinubu. I have never seen him. He did
not visit our campus. He does not donate money to the school.


“In the US, Diplomas are considered merely ceremonial
documents. In some other countries, it may be considered more. In the US, more
reliance is placed on transcripts and not on Diplomas.


“I did not rely on information from public records to come
to the conclusion that President Bola Tinubu is the person who attended CSU. I
am not aware that the FBI contacted CSU on whether Bola Tinubu attended CSU.


“Between 1979 and when I assumed duties, CSU must have had
at least 6 Registrars. I never spoke to Ms. Davies. Some policies have changed
over the years. When there is a replacement Diploma, it is done by outside
vendors. I don’t know who created Exhibit # 6.


“The institution decided that my name should not be typed on
the ‘To whom it may concern’ letter because of the sheer volume of requests I
was getting.


“Before CSU, I was at UC, Berkeley and UC, Irving. I’m sure
people make mistakes in data entry from time to time. Before this lawsuit, I
didn’t know anyone called Bola.


“It was possible that someone assumed Bola to be a female
and therefore marked the SouthWest Transcript as such.”


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