September 15, (THEWILL) – The Chicago State University (CSU), says the 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.
THEWILL reports that Atiku Abubakar, Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the 2023 elections in Nigeria, had approached a United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 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 educational records.
The statement CSU issued to CBS, reads in part; “As an educational institution, we are sometimes asked to provide information related to student records. The federal law known as FERPA (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) protects the privacy of student records and limits what an institution can release.
“In August 2023, a request was made to the U.S. federal court for the university to provide information related to educational records concerning Bola Tinubu, the President of Nigeria, and a former CSU student.
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