Two Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from the Boko Haram captors have completed their studies at an American High School in the United States Capital.
The girls – Debbie and Grace – graduated after completing junior year (11th grade) and senior year (12 grade) at a prestigious private international school in the Washington metro area in America
A statement by International Director, Education Must Continue Initiative (EMC) , Emmanuel Ogebe said Debbie and Grace were part of the first 57 girls who escaped from Boko Haram terrorists after the mass abduction of almost 300 Chibok schoolgirls in April 2014
In attendance was a delegation from Nigeria which included the founders and directors of Education Must Continue Initiative Mr and Mrs Paul Gadzama and the parent of one of the girls who traveled from Chibok .
The class of 2017 was the 50th graduation of the school which was the first high school in America to win a prestigious President’s award last year. The Chibok girls were among only 21 students who graduated as a few international students were unable to graduate.
In remarks during a celebratory reception, the Chibok girls thanked their host families, the NGO volunteers from EMC for supporting them to achieve their dreams.