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21 Chibok Girls Given University Scholarships



Twenty one Chibok girls have been admitted and given free scholarship to stay at the American University of Nigeria (AUN) Yola the Adamawa State Capital.

Furthermore, 18% to 20% of the new students at the University are similarly enjoying free scholarship at the institution with large sums spent on them yearly.

The Chibok girls mostly those who were able to escape from the hands of their captors she told newsmen later in an interview are benefitting even through they are being given special tutorials to make them catch up with the educational qualifications needed for admission.

She had made these remarks Monday on the occasion of matriculation of 125 new students and added that despite security challenges bedeviling the North Eastern part of the country more parents were willing to bring their children to the institution realizing the quality of getting good education there.

Says Margee, ?many of the students are from the southern part of this country and we are making sure that we have students from every state and geo-political zones here?.

At an interview session, the president of the American University (AUN) stated that the Adamawa Peace Initiative to which she is a member has been finding it difficult in helping the internally Displaced Person (IDPs) even though they have been fending for several hundreds of them.

?Personally, I get emotional when I think about the fate of the Chibok girls who were taken away from their school by insurgents?, she says.

Dr. Ensign then appealed to the government to be proactive in the handling of the suffering of IDPs.

She commended Nigerians saying Nigerian culture was a generous one especially seeing how they have been caring and helping the IDPs.

According to Margee Ensign, the AUN has been fending for about 270 IDPS while the Parish of St. Theresa catholic church has been fending for over 1800 IDPs both Christians and Muslims.

She further revealed that the United States Government assisted the API with a hundred Thousand dollars to help ease the API?s initiatives.

Only on Sunday, the women?s wing of the Jama?atul Nasrul Islam (JNI) gave a certificate and a plague to the President of the American University of Nigeria (AUN) in recognition for her contributions to the development of education and help for the IDPs.

In a comment, she said it was the most significant award she has received since she became the president of AUN.

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