The Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau, disclosed on Monday at a stakeholders’ meeting organized by the House of Representatives Committee on Education that the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, had released the results of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, but will have to review it before it is made public.
Shakarau said considerations would be given to the school in view of the security situation and the attack on students during the examination in which more than 200 girls were abducted on April 14, most of whom are still missing.
“We have to look at it (result) via-a-viz the security situation and implication before the formal release. It is right now in my possession. Because when the abduction took place, some remained, completed their exam, some were taking exam and they were abducted. So, the result is haphazard,” he said.
The federal government has been making efforts to find and rescue the girls but so far have been unsuccessful. The Boko Haram terrorist group which claimed responsibility for the abduction and has released several videos showing some of the girls has said that it would free its captives in exchange for the freedom of its detained fighters.