Two Chibok Girls Graduate From U.S. High School
Two of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from their Boko Haram captivity in 2014 have graduated from a high school in Washington DC, United States.
According to Premium Times, the two girls, identified simply by their first names, Debbie and Grace, completed the junior year (11th grade) and senior year (12th grade) programmes at a prestigious private international school in the Washington metro area of America.
This was disclosed in a press release Friday by their guardian, Emmanuel Ogebe, a U.S.-based human rights lawyer and the International Director of Education Must Continue Initiative, a Nigerian non-governmental organization.
Debbie and Grace were among the 57 girls who escaped from the terrorists after the mass abduction of over 200 of them in April 2014.
They are among a dozen Nigerian girls sponsored to schools abroad by the NGO which is run by victims of Boko Haram helping other victims to overcome the impact of the insurgency.
Ogebe, who revealed that a parent of one of the girls was on hand to witness the historic graduation said;
“By this graduation, Debbie and Grace became the first escaped Chibok girls to graduate from an American high school with diplomas after completing and meeting academic standards,”
“The Chibok girls were among only 21 students who graduated as a few international students were unable to graduate.”
In their remarks, the Chibok girls thanked their host families and the NGO volunteers for supporting them to achieve their dreams.