Fifty-seven rescued Chibok schoolgirls have matriculated to begin their first year of university education.
The rescued Chibok girls were among over 270 schoolgirls abducted from their school in Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram terrorists in 2014.
The American University of Nigeria (AUN) has just held this year’s annual Convocation and Pledge Ceremony, with 57 Chibok schoolgirls also taking part.
We hope to "help build a better and more peaceful Nigeria at Africa’s premier development university," one of the girls said.
A statement from AUN's Executive Director, Communications, Daniel Okereke, on Friday says, "These 57 Chibok students have been enrolled in the AUN New Foundation School (NFS) programme as they prepare for university work, and for life.
"They have been on the scholarship of the Federal government of Nigeria, under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, and were sent to AUN, which has the facilities and resources to mentor them through their personal healing, educational development, and gradual community reintegration.
"Many of them have indicated an interest in studying Law, Natural and Environmental Sciences, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, Communication, Multimedia Design, and Economics.
"President Margee Ensign, newly returned from a university residency in the United States, charged them to find solutions to the problems facing our world today without fear or doubt.”