President Bola Tinubu’s application to Chicago State University, CSU, was reviewed and accepted based on his identified gender.
Caleb Westberg, the registrar at CSU, has come clean about the fact that a male student was granted admission.
According to Westberg, “President Tinubu applied to the university as a male and a letter of admission was issued to a male.”
The Registrar at Chicago State University also confirmed that one Olajide Adeniji was a classmate of President Tinubu’s.
In his court appearance, Westberg cast doubt on testimony that the FBI checked with CSU about Tinubu’s enrollment status.
What Westberg Said
According to the transcripts we have on file, I was able to confidently say that Mr. Bola Tinubu graduated from CSU.
I have never had the pleasure of meeting Bola Tinubu. Never have I met him. Our school was not on his itinerary. He does not support the institution financially.
Diplomas are seen as purely symbolic awards in the United States. It could be more significant in other countries. In the United States, transcripts are given more weight than diplomas.
To conclude that President Bola Tinubu is the individual who attended CSU, I did not depend on evidence available in public records. To my knowledge, the FBI has not asked CSU if Bola Tinubu studied there.
There must have been at least six Registrars at CSU between 1979 and when I started working there. Ms. Davies and I never exchanged words. Over time, certain regulations have been revised. Replacement Diplomas are typically completed by third-party companies. Exhibit #6’s creator is a mystery to me.
“Due to the overwhelming number of requests, the institution determined that my name should not be typed on the ‘To whom it may concern’ letter.
Previously, I attended both UC Berkeley and UC Irving. I’m sure there are occasional typos in data entering. I had never met anyone by the name of Bola prior to this litigation.
Someone may have mistakenly identified the SouthWest Transcript as belonging to a female Bola.