Former minister of education and Bring Back our Girls campaign organizer, Obiageli Ezekwesili has said the circumstances surrounding the abduction of over 200 Chibok girls had begun dealing a devastating blow to girl-child education in the north east geo-political zone.
Speaking in Lagos during a programme organised by the United States Consulate marking the 2014 International Day of the Girl Child, Thursday, The ex-Vice-President of the World Bank said that the majority of the parents in the region are now of the view that sending their girl-child to school involves making a decision between “being alive or getting educated.”
The inability of the military authorities to bring back the Chibok girls, she said, was discouraging parents in the geo-political zone to send their daughters to school.
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