Freed Chibok girls ready for Academic Session in September – Minister
Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan, disclosed on Saturday in Abuja during a lunch with the released 82 Chibok girlsand their parents that the girls were ready for academic session in September.
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.
According to The Guardian, the minister also pleaded for the release of the remaining Chibok girls and others in captivity, adding that the abductors should dialogue with the government.
The Assistant Vice President of the University, Reginald Briggs, 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 different courses such as journalism, computer science, accounting and law,” he said.
Briggs said that the university was working toward supporting the 82 Chibok girls to be enrolled in the university.