Twitter Nigeria was thrown into frenzy after it became known that Amina Ali, the Chibok girl that was rescued on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 couldn’t speak a word in English.
Amina Ali is one of the 218 girls abducted from their hostel in Government Secondary School, Chibok two years ago as they prepared for their West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE).
It was therefore expected that at least, an SS3 student should be able to communicate in English, or the pidgin version at the very least. Her inability to do just that got many Nigerians talking.
Read their views below…
Patience jona can't speak English. But she passed WAEC. Why can't Amina Ali be a WAEC candidate and not be able to speak English?
— 100% FOLLOW BACK (@NGFoloBack) May 20, 2016
They said Amina Ali was about to write waec when she was kidnap, if she is the real Amina, why can't she speak English?
— Nkebeto Jackson (@nkebetojackson) May 19, 2016
A Senior student writing her final exams not able to speak English nor Pidgin?
I'll believe this Chibok girl story ONLY if WAEC confirms it!
— abiola kahdijat (@AbiolaKahdijat) May 20, 2016
— Naomi victoria (@Naomivictoria4) May 20, 2016
But why cant a girl who was kidnapped while waiting for WAEC speak english 🤔
— The Retired One (@Prince__KO) May 20, 2016
she cnt speak english or pidgen but she was about to write waec? Nawa o season film sha
— 1stfemalepresident (@uchbaby_) May 20, 2016
How did she get to SS3? Passed other classes or was she catapultEd to SS3? Wat has such person with WAEC exams? https://t.co/lkDDD4eWvw
— ElwiZzY Iz ElOcHi (@iam_ELOCHI) May 20, 2016
How come a girl snatched as she was writing WAEC PHYSICS exam can't speak a word of English? #Chibokpuzzle
— Johnson Opigo (@johnopigo) May 20, 2016
What's the point writing Waec if you can't even speak common pidgin English?
— Baba K (@ninodrive) May 20, 2016
Unable to speak English and still register for WAEC. That can only b the skul 's problem cus u don't do screening b4 reg 4 WAEC.
— Akinola Ridwan A (@ARA_1435) May 20, 2016
Dhabi you dey write WAEC? Oya speak English na pic.twitter.com/WPKM0uJMWS
— Nathan (@onuoh2) May 20, 2016
WAEC, you never told us we can write our exams in our local languages.
— Okumiahor Jude (@OkumiahorJude) May 20, 2016
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