Over two years after the 300 students were kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, the school has been reopened.
It was gathered that pupils of the school resumed normal and peaceful learning activities over a month ago, which seemingly buttresses the Nigerian Army’s statement that the terrorists have been defeated.
Freelance journalist, Femi Owolabi, who visited the public primary schools in Chibok and shared photos from Junior Day Secondary School, said the academic condition of the the kids has degenerated.
“These kids have now become academically poor,” he said.
“Some of them cannot even write their names correctly again. They’ve been out of school for years, and most of them have been on the farm with their parents,” Owolabi quoted one of the teachers as saying.
On the night of April 14 – 15, 2014, 276 female students were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in Chibok, but 57 of them managed to escape over the next few months.
The rest of the girls are still held by the terrorists, with some believed to be dead and others taken as wives by the insurgents.