Information reaching 247ureports.com through sources in Borno State indicates that the State government of Borno has earmarked the sum of N100million towards the education of the Chibok girls who had escaped from the holding camps of the Jihadist group, the Boko Haram. The announcement was made today by the State governor, Malam Kashim Shettima.
As gathered, the Borno State government indicated it has earmarked N100 million for the 51 escaped schoolgirls towards their secondary school education. The 51 girls are to be transferred to secondary schools outside Borno state. Specifically, the sum of N1.4 million will be spent annually on each of the 51 schools.
The Governor explained that six of the girls have secured scholarship at the American University of Nigeria Academy, Yola – while adding that “We have concluded plans to send them to Kaduna or Jos to continue their studies”.
Shettima addressed the schoolgirls – advising them to be studious and serious with the opportunity afforded them. He gave each of the schoolgirl a mobile phone – and commended the parents for having the courage to release their children. “We commend you for releasing your children to us to further their education despite what has happened”.