Thirteen of the Chibok girls who escaped from Boko Haram captivity have been reported to be among the new students that performed the matriculation ceremony at the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, Adamawa State.
Former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, the founder of American University of Nigeria, shared this great news on his official Facebook page and a whole lot of the general public have appreciated this as a welcomed development.
According to a report by The Nigerian Tribune, the girls who have completed an intensive programme under the New Foundation School (NFS), were among those who took the oath of the university held on Tuesday.
They joined other new students from all the 36 states of Nigeria, Rwanda, Niger Republic and Cameroon to participate in the event.
Read Atiku’s congratulatory message below:
Congratulations to the 2022 matriculants of the American University of Nigeria, particularly the 13 from Chibok who have completed an intensive programme under the New Foundation School (NFS). This batch joins the 57 who had earlier completed the NFS and were admitted into undergraduate studies of the university in October last year. You are welcome on board in enjoying the AUN experience.
In October last year, 57 Chibok students from AUN’s New Foundation School (NFS) were also admitted into the AUN’s undergraduate programmes.
They have since begun their academic journey in Public Health, Law, Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Communication and Multimedia Design, among other programmes offered at AUN.