Chibok girls set for academic session in September – Minister

Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan on Saturday said the Chibok girls were ready for academic session in September.

Alhassan disclosed this during a lunch with the released Chibok girls and their parents in Abuja.

“They will be examined academically and placed appropriately, the ones that are qualified to enter into the university will be allowed to.

“The American University, Yola had indicated interest in supporting 21 of the Chibok girls.

“We are also meeting with the university to support the remaining girls so that they all can be in one place,” she said. Alhassan said that the escaped 14 Chibok girls, who were released three years ago were given scholarships by the American University of Nigeria, Yola.

She said that the girls were properly examined academically, adding that they started a foundation courses for them.

Reginald Briggs, the Assistant Vice President of America University, Yola, said the girls were initially traumatised but had made significant progress.

“We have 24 of the Chibok girls with us, we try to keep their academic levels up by assessing them emotionally, psychologically, academically and we found out that they are at different academic levels.

“They have foundation in English, Mathematics and General Knowledge and gradually we moved them to advanced stage.

“They are studying difference courses such as journalism, computer science, accounting and law,” he said.

Comments (2)

  1. Nsikak Elijah

    Ah e don teh i hear abt dis film o. “chibokgirls” Na who bin kill d boss?

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