42 escaped Chibok schoolgirls graduate from private schools in Plateau and Katsina

42 escaped Chibok schoolgirls graduate from private schools in Plateau and Katsina

- No fewer than 42 Chibok girls who escaped Boko Haram in 2014 have graduated from private schools

- The escaped girls graduated through a joint sponsorship ‎by the Borno state government and a non-profit humanitarian organization

- ‎The Chibok school girls were enrolled at private schools in Plateau and Katsina states

Forty two Chibok school girls who escaped from Boko Haram have graduated from private schools in Plateau and Katsina states.

The 42 girls were part of the 56 who escaped within days after Boko Haram abducted 276 SS3 female students writing the 2014 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in Borno state.

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Legit.ng gathered that the girls graduated through a joint sponsorship ‎by the Borno state government and a non-profit humanitarian organization, Girl Child Concern.

Attendance for the event which took place at A Class event Centre in Abuja on Tuesday, July 25, included Governor Kashim Shettima, the 42 Chibok escapees and 34 other vulnerable girls exclusively sponsored by the Girl Child Concern with support from some humanitarian partners.

Mairo Mandara, the chairperson of the Girl Child Concern, disclosed that ‎Governor Shettima gave her a special task of taking over managing the education of the Chibok girls.

‎The girls were enrolled at Bethel International Christian Academy for Christians and Ulul-Albab Science Secondary School for Muslims.

According to an earlier report by Legit.ng, minister of women affairs and social development, Aisha Alhassan, on Saturday, July 22, said the Chibok girls were ready for academic session in September and pleaded with abductors to release the remaining girls.

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

Alhassan said that the escaped 14 Chibok girls, who were released three years ago were given scholarships by the American University of Nigeria, Yola.

Watch this Legit.ng TV video of children survivors of Boko Haram activities in the northeast.

Source: Legit.ng

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