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Chibok Girls AUN offers special scholarship for 21 Boko Haram escapees

The American University of Nigeria has enrolled 21 Chibok girls in a special education programmes as it prepares them for tertiary education.

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Twenty-one Chibok have been offered scholarships under a special education programme by the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola.

AUN President, Dr Margee Ensign told journalist in Yola that the specialised programme is to get the girls ready for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Ensign said this would prepare the girls for full academic programme in the university.

Student Pulse gathered that the girls are among those who escaped following their abduction by the Boko Haram sect.

Ensign was recently honoured by the women wing of the Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI) for her contribution to peace and community development in Adamawa.

AUN's has been assisting Internally Displaced Persons in the state through its Peace and Community Development Programme executed in collaboration with the Adamawa Peace Initiative.

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