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 No fewer than 10 Internally Displaced Persons IDPs at the IDP camp in Uhogua near Benin have graduated from various tertiary institutions across the country The Coordinator of the camp Pastor Solomon Folorunsho disclosed this on Sunday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja Folorunsho explained that the figure represents eight of the IDPs who have completed their courses of studies and graduated earlier and two who recently graduated from the Edo University Uzairue According to him so far 10 of our IDPs have graduated from various tertiary institutions since the inception of the camp about nine years ago Giving a breakdown of the figure he said two of the graduands graduated with a B Sc in from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and the Edo University Uzairue respectively He added that one other graduated with a B Sc in Pharmacy from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and another with an M Sc in Anatomy from the same institution We also have one who graduated with a B Sc in Microbiology from the University of Maiduguri another one with a B Sc Agricultural Science from the same institution and yet another with a B Sc Health Education from the same school Then we have one graduate each with Higher National Diploma HND in Accounting from the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi HND Mass Communication Federal Polytechnic Mubi Adamawa state and B A History and International Studies Edo University Uzairue He disclosed that presently there were about 158 of the IDPs in various institutions of higher learning across the country with about 53 of them from the North East He however added that of the total number of the IDPs in tertiary institutions 10 were in their final year The Coordinator also disclosed that no fewer than 200 of the IDPs would have gained admission for the next academic session if not for the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU He added that in spite of the daunting challenge in footing the education bills of the IDPs the management of the camp was resolute in ensuring that the dreams of the IDPs with regards to education was not aborted I can assure you that in few years from now we will have several medical doctors engineers and accountants from this camp We are not talking about 30 or 40 but several That is why in spite of the challenges of footing their educational bills we are trying our best And we are appealing to the elite and wealthy Nigerians out there to assist us to better the lives of these ones Folorunsho said Meanwhile some of the graduated IDPs who spoke with NAN via telephone said their motivation to pursue their educational dream was because of their love for education Yahaya Gulla told NAN he graduated with a second class upper division in from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria Gulla said he newly got admission to the university when the crisis of Boko Haram insurgency started and he was displaced as his family members were killed But today I m a graduate all thanks to the management of the IDP camp in Uhogua Edo However I was motivated to study the course I studied because when I was fleeing to Edo I saw how people were injured and were bleeding during the insurgency attacks Many would have survived if there were to be any medical attention but because there were not many died he said Similarly Christiana Jame a graduate of the University of Maiduguri from the department of Health Education said her motivation in continuing her education in spite of the challenges of insecurity was her love for education She also said that encouragement and support from the management of the IDP camp in Uhogua helped her achieved her dream in education NewsSourceCredit NAN
10 IDPs in Edo camp graduates from tertiary institutions

Displaced Persons

No fewer than 10 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at the IDP camp in Uhogua, near Benin, have graduated from various tertiary institutions across the country.

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Pastor Solomon Folorunsho

The Coordinator of the camp, Pastor Solomon Folorunsho, disclosed this on Sunday, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

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Edo University

Folorunsho explained that the figure represents eight of the IDPs who have completed their courses of studies and graduated earlier and two who recently graduated from the Edo University, Uzairue.

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According to him, so far 10 of our IDPs have graduated from various tertiary institutions since the inception of the camp about nine years ago.

Ahmadu Bello University

Giving a breakdown of the figure, he said two of the graduands graduated with a B.

Sc in from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and the Edo University, Uzairue, respectively.

Ahmadu Bello University

He added that one other graduated with a B.

Sc in Pharmacy, from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and another with an M.

Sc in Anatomy from the same institution.

University of Maiduguri

“We also have one who graduated with a B.

Sc in Microbiology from the University of Maiduguri, another one with a B.

Sc Agricultural Science from the same institution and yet another with a B.

Sc Health Education from the same school.

Higher National Diploma

“Then we have one graduate each with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accounting from the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, HND, Mass Communication, Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa state and B.

A, History and International Studies, Edo University, Uzairue.

North East

He disclosed that presently there were about 158 of the IDPs in various institutions of higher learning across the country, with about 53 of them from the North East.
He however added that of the total number of the IDPs in tertiary institutions, 10 were in their final year.

Academic Staff Union of Universities

The Coordinator also disclosed that no fewer than 200 of the IDPs would have gained admission for the next academic session if not for the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

He added that in spite of the daunting challenge in footing the education bills of the IDPs, the management of the camp was resolute in ensuring that the dreams of the IDPs with regards to education was not aborted.

“I can assure you that in few years from now we will have several medical doctors, engineers and accountants, from this camp.

“We are not talking about 30 or 40, but several.

That is why in spite of the challenges of footing their educational bills, we are trying our best.

“And we are appealing to the elite and wealthy Nigerians out there to assist us to better the lives of these ones”, Folorunsho said.

Meanwhile some of the graduated IDPs who spoke with NAN via telephone said their motivation to pursue their educational dream was because of their love for education.

Yahaya Gulla

Yahaya Gulla told NAN he graduated with a second class upper division in from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

Boko Haram

Gulla said he newly got admission to the university when the crisis of Boko Haram insurgency started, and he was displaced as his family members were killed.

“But today I’m a graduate, all thanks to the management of the IDP camp in Uhogua, Edo.
“However, I was motivated to study the course I studied, because when I was fleeing to Edo, I saw how people were injured and were bleeding during the insurgency attacks.

“Many would have survived if there were to be any medical attention, but because there were not, many died”, he said.

Christiana Jame

Similarly, Christiana Jame, a graduate of the University of Maiduguri from the department of Health Education, said her motivation in continuing her education in spite of the challenges of insecurity was her love for education.

She also said that encouragement and support from the management of the IDP camp in Uhogua, helped her achieved her dream in education.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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