President of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Margee Ensign says technology is the best way to tackle cases of out-of-school children in Nigeria.
Ensign who made this known while addressing journalists in Abuja, said with technology like smartphones knowledge can be transferred to the kids from wherever they are.
According to her, many of the children are not learning either because their parents are scared of allowing them to go to school for fear of insurgents, or due to poverty or because they are street kids.
As part of efforts to reduce the number of kids out of the streets, Ensign said AUN has adopted the Feed and Read programme which brings kids under a platform where they feed them and teach them how to read and learn basic Mathematics.
“the programme has been wonderful as it has shown that many children are intelligent and willing to learn”
Speaking on the Chibok girls, she said most of the kidnapped girls are more focused and have the mind-set to change the narrative in Nigeria.
One of the girls that graduated two weeks ago from the university, Mary Katambi said she studied Accounting which he hopes to practice to tackle corruption.
“So we should change the narrative of calling them Chibok girls but begin to see them as resilient women who are focused to change Nigeria.”