Senator wants special exams for abducted girls
Senator Magnus Abe (APC, Rivers) has called on authorities of the West African Examination Council (WEAC) to organize special exams at a secured venue for the 129 girls that were abducted by the Boko Haram sect in Borno State.
Speaking to Journalists in Abuja yesterday, Abe said the federal government should not allow the Boko Haram to truncate the future of the girls.
“We call on the federal government and particularly, the WAEC to help these girls write their final exams elsewhere. In doing so, they should provide enough security for them and make sure that if need be, they can be taken out of Borno and even bring them here to Abuja to conclude the exams,” Abe said.
The lawmaker said: “The dream of these girls shouldn’t be thwarted by the Boko Haram. This is not a time for blamegame on any side but the whole nation should rise as one to ensure that the other girls in the custody of this sect are released and re-united with their parents, unharmed.”
The abducted teenagers were writing their Senior Secondary Certificate Examination at Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State when they were abducted by the insurgents at night.