Six years after abduction of schoolgirls WAEC conducts first exams in Chibok

Six years after abduction of schoolgirls WAEC conducts first exams in Chibok

WAEC has conducted the first examinations in Chibok after six years of the abduction of schoolgirls The acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 division, Nigerian Army, Abdul-Khalifa Ibrahim, disclosed this while receiving members of the Education in Emergency Working Group (EiEWG) Nigeria, on Thursday, September 10, in Maiduguri, the Borno capital. According to Abdul-Khalifa Ibrahim,

WAEC has conducted the first examinations in Chibok after six years of the abduction of schoolgirls

The acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 division, Nigerian Army, Abdul-Khalifa Ibrahim, disclosed this while receiving members of the Education in Emergency Working Group (EiEWG) Nigeria, on Thursday, September 10, in Maiduguri, the Borno capital.

According to Abdul-Khalifa Ibrahim, “It will be gladdening to note that for the first time in the past six years, WAEC successfully held WASSCE in Chibok with the military providing security.

“We are all witnesses to what happened in the recent past like the abduction of the Chibok girls, the slaughtering of students at Buni Yadi and abduction of students at Dapchi.

These are all that happened and we have turned around that narrative.

“Let me equally say that the chief of army staff has been making deliberate efforts through the education corps to post teachers to all schools within the north-east states.

“We are really doing enough to ensure that education is resuscitated and as we all know, education is one thing that liberates the individual and liberates the minds. In the first place, this conflict would not have thrived if not that there was a high illiteracy rate in this zone,” he said.

Speaking during the visit, the leader of the EiEWG delegation and director of education, ministry of defence, Afolake Taiwo, said the group’s visit was to commend the army for its efforts in promoting education in the region.

“We are passionate about making sure that our education is not under attack and this is actually coming from the Safe School Declaration (SSD) that was signed by the president,” she said.

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