I didn’t graduate with 3rd class degree – UBA boss, Tony Elumelu

Chairman of Heirs holdings, owner of United Bank of Africa (UBA), Tony Elumelu, has reacted to reports he graduated with a Third Class degree.

Amid the graduation scandal that rocked Senator Dino Melaye, some social media memes went round to say that just as it was proven that Melaye graduated with a 3rd class degree, he has been just as successful as others like Wole Soyinka, Gani Fawehinmi and Tony Elumelu.


But in a tweet on Friday, Elumelu called the claim a “blatant lie”.

Funny how people speak authoritatively about things they know nothing about. This is a blatant lie!



Elumelu has two degrees in economics – a Bachelor’s degree from Ambrose Alli University, Edo state and a Masters degree from the University of Lagos. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Programme.


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