Se­na­tor wants spe­cial ex­ams for ab­ducted girls

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Tu­raki A. Has­san

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.

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