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About 24 Chibok Girls were released in 2016 while another 82 were released by the Boko Haram terrorists, who abducted them over three years ago, on May 6, 2017.
After their rescue on May 6, 2017, the 82 girls were kept in a health facility under the supervision of the Department of State Services, where they underwent medical tests and treatment.
While receiving the 82 girls at the National Centre for Women Development, the minister said the 82 girls would be taught English.
Alhassan said the 24 girls, who were released last year, had improved on their spoken English.
The minister stated, “I thank the teachers and vocational trainers for training them. The 24 girls who could not speak good English, can now speak good English and I am sure by the time they handle the new ones (82), they will also speak good English and will be able to pass JAMB, WASSCE and NECO when they go back to school.”
The minister said by September, the rehabilitation of all the girls would have been completed and they would be enrolled in school.
She said since the girls had missed three years of school, they would need to take remedial classes.
Alhassan added, “We are going to keep them till the school year starts in September. Dr. Anne (Okoroafor) said they are both medically and psychologically stable. The therapy will go on for four months till September when they will be enrolled in school. “Therefore, the programme will last from now till September when they would be in school. By then, they would have overcome the trauma.”
A reliable government source told correspondent that due to the poor academic foundation of the girls, some of them might have to return to junior secondary school.
The minister, who conducted journalists on a tour of the hostel where the girls will reside, said the girls would be taught handcrafts, including sewing and baking.