The federal government yesterday said the 106 rescued Chibok girls will commence school in September, after months in the rehabilitation programme.
The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Aisha Jummai Alhassan, who made this known during a special lunch organized for the girls and their parents in Abuja, yesterday also said the girls who are all healthy are ready and fit to begin school.
It would be recalled that after their rescue, the girls were put in a rehabilitation and reintegration programme, which according to the minister will end in September.
She also indicated that the government has plans to put the girls in one school adding, saying, “we are in talks with the American University of Nigeria, Yola, to take in the girls”.
She said the management of the institution had earlier indicated interest to support the education of the first set of 21 girls released in October, 2016.
“So we are talking to see how the others can be accommodated, not necessarily that they will bear the cost because we have many people who want to support the education of the girls in addition to government readiness
The minister added that 14 of the girls who escaped from the Boko Haram insurgents were given scholarship by the AUN and were made to go through the foundation programme before the commencement of their university programme.