By Emmanuel Adigwe
Nigerians are expressing joy that after six years the West African Examination Council (WAEC) will conduct examinations in Chibok, Maiduguri.
GWG reports that Boko Haram insurgents had kidnapped about 200 secondary school girls in Chibok in 2014 and this affected education in Chibok as many were scared of going to school.
However, it appears that normalcy has returned to Chibok as WAEC conducted exams in the town.
According to Abdul-Khalifa Ibrahim, acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, the military is eager to resuscitate education in Chibok.
Ibrahim said: “It will be gladdening to note that for the first time in the past six years, WAEC successfully held WASSCE in Chibok with the military providing security.
“We are all witnesses to what happened in the recent past like the abduction of the Chibok girls, the slaughtering of students at Buni Yadi and abduction of students at Dapchi. These are all that happened and we have turned around that narrative.
“We are really doing enough to ensure that education is resuscitated and as we all know, education is one thing that liberates the individual and liberates the minds. In the first place, this conflict would not have thrived if not that there was high illiteracy rate in this zone.”
This development has eleictied attention as some Nigerians took to the micro-blogging scheme to thank Buhari for a job well done. GWG news gathers a few of them below:
Yeribaba’s Page@Yeribaba_II wrote: ” For the First Time In 6 Years WAEC Conducts Examinations In Chibok Schools Insecurity is coming to an end in Nigeria, Nakode Baba.”
Olayiwola Ogunbona@olapeckham wrote: “Borno: Govt Resettles 5,200 Displaced Persons In Konduga•WAEC Conducts Exams In Chibok Schools After 6Years *UNICEF Targets Enrolment Of 1m Girls in 6 Northern States.’
Jubril of Sudan till 2023@Gen_Buhar wrote: “Chibok school .. Glory be to God.”
PDP 2023!! @PDP_2023 wrote: “Aisha Yusufu used the Chibok Girls protest to mobilize support for Buhari in 2015. She protested everyday under Jonathan but today she has stopped protesting Are all the girls back???”
Ikpeme Neto@docneto wrote: “Women carried the chibok girls matter on their head with BBOG. Nothing stops us men from doing BBOB for kaduna boys. If you’re going to call a foul at least wait till you enter and play the ‘game’.’
Jamal@JajaPhD wrote: “The abducted Kaduna Boys will not get the same support and attention as the Chibok Girls because firstly, they are boys, and secondly, GEJ isn’t President.”
Godstime Ukah | Dodo Advocate @thisisgeetee wrote: “You mean there hasn’t been any WAEC exam in Chibok for the past 6 years?”
SouthernLightz @MAESTER76 wrote: “Thanks to @MBuhari and others involved, the peace is gradually returning to the North East as WAEC conducts first examination after 6years in Chibok.”
Obianuju Chidinma@Obianujuchidi wrote: “After six years, WAEC conducts first examinations in Chibok, Borno state owing to security threats. The elusive peace is gradually returning to the North East and we will continue to blow our trumpets. Thank you Baba Buhari and everyone involved in this feat. #Positive_Mindset.”