Four out of 24 Chibok schoolgirls that escaped from being kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgence in 2014 have since gained admission to the American University of Nigeria (AUN).
They were among the new sets of students that the university matriculated on August 29.
According to AUN President, Dr. Margee Ensign, the 24 students were given scholarship since their lucky escape to study under a special preparatory program.
Others who took part in the ceremony were those pursuing various postgraduate programs, among them were 18 winners of the 67 competitive AUN scholarships on offer.
She noted that upon graduation, the students would be well equipped and ready to confront the challenges in their community, country and continent.
Whether it is poverty, illiteracy, inequality, injustice or violence,
“AUN students deal with such problems during their time at the university, asking questions about them, and finding solutions that improve the lives of their fellow human beings,” Ensign said.