Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, on Monday, disclosed that the results of the Chibok schoolgirls who wrote the April 2014 West African Examinations Council (WAEC) exams were ready
The minister, who disclosed this at at a stakeholders’ meeting, organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Education, over the federal government’s directive to schools to resume on September 22, against the October 12 date given in consideration of the Ebola Virus Disease in the country
According to him, “we have to look at it via-a-viz the security situation and implication before the formal release. It is right now in my possession. When the abduction took place, some remained and completed their exams, some others were abducted. So, the result is haphazard. So we are addressing that this afternoon.
“This is just for the information of members of the House. It is also a matter of great concern to us. I am sure by 1.00 p.m., four, five of us will be sitting with Mr President to address this issue.”
Speaking further, he said, “By 1.00 p.m. today (Monday), the president has scheduled a meeting in which I am attending, specifically to address some of the issues of girls education in that troubled zone.
“In fact, this morning, I got a communication from WAEC. The result of the Chibok Secondary School is out.”
It will be recalled that Boko Haram insurgents had, in April, abducted more than 200 girls from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.