Two of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from Boko Haram captivity in 2014 have graduated from a high school in Washington DC, US.
This was disclosed in a press release on Friday by Emmanuel Ogebe, the international director of education must continue (EMC) initiative, a Nigerian non-governmental organisation involved in the education of many other Nigerian girls abroad.
The two girls, identified simply as Debbie and Grace, graduated on Thursday after completing junior year (11th grade) and senior year (12th grade) at a private school in the area.
They were part of the 57 girls who escaped from the sect’s captivity after 276 of them were kidnapped from their school in Borno back in April 2014.
Ogebe noted that the girls have become “the first escaped Chibok girls to graduate from an American high school with diplomas after completing and meeting academic standards.”
“Several other girls had dropped out of EMC’s school abroad project …