Monday, August 25, 2014

Escaped Chibok Girls Gains Admission in The States

57 Chibok girls who escaped from the hands of Boko Haram terrorist have been secured scholarship to study in the States. The Scholarship was awarded after President Jonathan made the pledges at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa when he met with renowned girl-child education campaigner, Malala Yousafzai in July, 2014.

According to the Chief executive director of the Centre for Promotion of Ethics, Values and National Integration (CENPEVNI), and project coordinator, Rehabilitation and Reintegration Outreach Mission (RROM), Dr Mercy Sokomba said it has secured admission for the 57 escaped Chibok school girls from a school in the United States of America (USA), through its collaboration with other groups.

She said that offers for completion of education of the girls, inclusive of scholarship has been made to RROM through Stefanos Foundation and the international support groups of RROM.

"The reality of this particular offer is if the girls are ready for another form of separation from their parents. However, we have initiated discussions with some leadership of the Chibok community and at some point will meet with them and the parents for consent," she said. Sokomba however said that they hope that the funds and support partnership will consistently get to RROM for project sustainability within scheduled time frame so as not to hinder the progress the outreach mission has made so far.

Source: Leadershipng

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

I hope they keep up with it, the last time we heard abt the scholarship thing they starved their students until they had to cry out.