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106 Chibok girls set to start school September – FG

On Saturday, the federal government assured Nigerians that the 106 Chibok girls, who were freed by the Boko Haram insurgents, would finally resume school in September 2017.

Minister of women Affairs and Social Development, Jummai Alhassan, said this during a special luncheon organized for the girls and their parents in Abuja.

The rehabilitation and reintegration programmes organised for the girls would be over in September. Hence, the girls can be enrolled in schools to pursue academic activities.

However, Alhassan added that the federal government would register all the 106 girls in just one establishment in the North- East.

The federal government has organized with the American University of Nigeria, Yola, to admit the girls into its foundation programme.

The minister said further that the government was disposed to keeping all the 106 Chibok girls in AUN as a result of it reputation and it had the foundation programme needed to prepare the girls.

“From the time the 21 girls came, some institutions indicated interest in supporting them in their education once they end their rehabilitation programme. The programme is coming to an end and therefore the girls are due for school in September.

“The american University is supporting government in respect of the 21 girls earlier released however we don’t want to provide the girls different standards of education.

“The girls are already here together, all of them will go to the american university. No other university has the kind of foundation programme being offered by the AUN; that’s why we are insisting that each one the girls ought to be admitted to the programme.” – according to the Minister of women Affairs and Social Development.