September 20, (THEWILL) – A United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has ordered the Chicago State University (CSU) to release the academic records of President Bola Tinubu.
THEWILL reports that Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 25 elections in Nigeria, had approached the Court, seeking details of Tinubu’s academic records at the CSU.
Atiku had subpoenaed the CSU to make Tinubu’s academic records available for his access, believing that such discoveries would shed more light on the controversies surrounding the President’s academic records.
The CSU, on Friday, September 15, had said United States’ federal law – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), prevents it from providing information about President Bola Tinubu’s academic record without consent or an order of a court.
While it insisted that the FERPA protects the privacy of student records and limits what an institution can release, the CSU, however, confirmed, in a statement to CBS, that President Tinubu attended the university and graduated in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree.
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