A speaker at the Women in Management, Business and Public Service summit in Abuja, Dr Mairo Mandara, has revealed how some of the rescued Chibok schoolgirls in Borno State were taken through intensive school classes and thereafter sat for the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination.
Mandara, a former Country Director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, added that four of the girls are now undergraduates in a university overseas.
At the WIMBIZ summit on Thursday, the speaker said the Chibok schoolgirls could neither read nor write upon their return from the terrorists and had to be taken back to Senior Secondary School Class 1.
She also stated that health indices such as maternal and child mortality, as well as immunisation, were directly dependent on the education of women.
WIMBIZ is a non-profit organisation that has, over the last 16 years, implemented programmes that inspire and advocate more women representation in leadership positions in the public and private sectors.
The organisation has over 5,000 women in its database and has organised programmes influencing over 93,800 women since inception.