Senators want WAEC to extend exams for abducted college girls

Ezrel Tabiowo

Following Monday’s abduction of female students of Government Girls College, Chibok, Borno state, by members of Boko Haram, some Senators yesterday in an appeal to the Federal Government and West African Examination Council called for an extension of the period of the examination in the interest of said students who were kidnapped.
The lawmakers said ensuring that “this is done was by every means necessary given the latest development” which had 121 out of the 129 school girls released from the camp of the abductors on Wednesday.

They said the federal government and examining body should make alternative arrangements and provide logistical support for the students to write their final papers outside of the state.
Spokesperson of the group of lawmakers, Senator Magnus Abe, in an interview with newsmen yesterday in Abuja, said government must not allow the Boko Haram sect to record cheap victory of truncating the girls’ dream of acquiring education.

He said: “We call on the federal government and particularly, the WAEC to help these girls so that they can write their final exams elsewhere.
“In doing so, they should put in place, adequate security measures for them to write their examinations and also, make sure that if need be, they can be taken out of Borno and even bring them here to Abuja to conclude the examination.”

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