Spencer students have their say

Plight of schoolgirls in Nigeria prompts students to write in asking for more coverage

Spencer middle school teacher Jenn Nixon teaches Global Studies, English and Social Studies. Some of her students recently wrote about the kidnapping crisis in Nigeria.

As a student, I am very concerned about the teenage girls that were kidnapped in Nigeria a month ago.

The event took place April 16 and I’ve only heard about it recently. Since then, there has been another attack from the same extremist group. It’s crucial for individuals such as me to have knowledge of this subject in order to help. We cannot help if not informed.

Please take the time to give us, the public, more information on this devastating subject by writing an article on the event.

Liz Wignall

Grade 8 student

On May 1, I heard about the missing Nigerian girls who were kidnapped on April 16 by Boko Haram.

Being a 14-year-old girl myself, I felt obligated to write this letter. These girls are the same age as me and I hope they get home safely.

They have been missing for a month now. I feel for their families and friends. I’m so grateful Canada sent troops to assist the Nigerian government. I’m still shocked about how long it took for the Canadian media to report on this, so I urge you to please keep informing the public of this tragedy.

I’m so grateful I live in a place that is willing to inform and help people.

Kennedy Banning

Grade 8 student

I would like readers to be more informed about the kidnapping in Nigeria.

On April 16 the Boko Haram group kidnapped 250 to 300 teenage school girls who were writing exams. As the Nigerian government waits, more girls are being kidnapped.

On May 4, eight more girls were kidnapped. In 2013, 44 male students and teachers from Gujba College were killed, but nothing was reported in the newspaper. It took for 250 to 300 (to be taken) to make it to the news. We should be informed and feel safe to live in a place where we know what is happening around the world.

It is my opinion that we should be more informed on what’s happening in this crisis and others, too.

Tyler Magnuson

Grade 8 student

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