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Emotions as WAEC releases Chibok girls’ results

Emotions as WAEC releases Chibok girls’ results
September 15
17:15 2014

It was a moment of emotions on Monday as minister of education, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, announced that he was in possession of the O’Level results of the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram on the night of April 14, 2014.

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It was  case of what might have been, as some of the girls are already presumed dead and there is yet no hope that most of them would be re-united with their families some day, having spent over 150 days in captivity.

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) released the results of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, where over 200 girls were abducted during their final examination.

The minister did not disclose the pattern of results.

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“This morning, I got a communication from West African Examinations Council that the result of the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, is out,” he said during a stakeholders meeting at the national assembly.

“But we have to look at it via-a-viz the security situation and implication before the formal release. It is right now in my possession, because when the abduction took place, some remained and completed their examinations, while some were taking exams and they were abducted.

“The result is haphazard. So, we’re addressing that this afternoon.”

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Shekarau further added that later in the day, he would be meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan over the result and how to improve education, particularly for vulnerable female students.

“In fact, by 1pm today (Monday) the President has scheduled a meeting in which I am attending, specifically to address some issues concerning the girls’ education in that troubled zone,” he said.

The schoolgirls who escaped from Boko Haram captivity have been offered university scholarships by former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.

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2 Comments

  1. Ismail
    Ismail September 16, 01:45

    @thecable, how true is the report that about 55 of the chibok girls that managed to ‘escape’ have secured admission into Universities in the US. If true, with what were they admitted or was it on compassionate ground?

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  2. Saymama
    Saymama September 16, 12:22

    “The result is haphazard” – what on earth does that mean in English?! What exactly are they addressing this afternoon? #OhNIgeria

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