Schools hate to offer Rescued Chibok Girls admission – Group

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The 21 Chibok girls who were released by Boko Haram last week attend a meeting on October 19, 2016 with the Nigerian President at the State House in Abuja, NIgeria. Speaking at the presidential villa in Nigeria's capital of Abuja, Buhari addressed the girls and their families saying "we shall redouble efforts to ensure that we fulfil our pledge of bringing the remaining girls back home". / AFP / Philip OJISUA (Photo credit should read PHILIP OJISUA/AFP/Getty Images)

A feminine rights advocacy group, Girl Child Concerns, has disclosed that not few secondary schools are not disposed to admitting students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, who were rescued after being abducted by the dreaded Islamic set, Boko Haram.

Read also: FEMALE ARTISTE OFFERS HER VIRGINITY TO BOKO HARAM IN EXCHANGE FOR KIDNAPPED CHIBOK GIRLS

The group’s Board chairperson, Dr Mairo Mandara, made this disclosure in Abuja on Wednesday at a ceremony it organised to celebrate the graduation of 42 Chibok girls and 31 indigent girls drawn from Kaduna, Plateau and Borno States.

The graduands were among the 57, who escaped hours after their abduction.

Mandara recalled that it was an unpalatable experience seeking admission for the girls so as to continue their education.

She said; “it was difficult getting a school for them at the time we took custody of these girls. Schools refused to accept those students out of fear of the consequences that could follow if it is discovered that the girls were in the school.

“In one school, some parents threatened to withdraw their children if we were offered admission. Bethel International Christian Academy, Jos and Ulul Albab Islamic School Katsina gave us succour by not only giving admission to the girls but also created special remedial classes to get the girls up to speed to be able to catch up with others.”

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