Photos: 4 Chibok girls who escaped from Boko Haram accepted into American University of Nigeria, Yola

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Four of the 24 Chibok girls who escaped from Boko Haram captivity in 2014 were among the new students accepted into the American University of Nigeria during the Convocation and Pledge ceremony on August 29th, 2016 in Yola, Adamawa State.

A statement made available to Leadership, in Abuja by the Communication Unit of the University stated that since their escape, all the 24 girls have been on the University’s scholarship studying under a special preparatory programme.

Four of them have now passed their West African School Certificate (WASC) and Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) exams, with one scoring over 300 marks in the JAMB exams.

“The AUN Law program uniquely offers concentrations in Humanitarian, Gender and Environmental Laws” the statement reads. “Others who took part in the ceremony were university graduates pursuing various postgraduate programmes; among whom were18 winners of the 67 competitive AUN scholarships on offer, while several intakes were transferring from other universities in Ghana, Lebanon, Egypt, the United States and some European countries,”

According to PREMIUM TIMES, the university declined to disclose the identities of the students, as doing so would rob the girl of the anonymity they need to operate freely on campus.

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