FG offers to admit students who fled Ukraine into Nigerian universities


The federal government has offered slots for students who fled the war in Ukraine to continue their education in local universities and other tertiary institutions in the country.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the foreign affairs ministry says efforts are being made to “facilitate their placement into various Nigerian tertiary institutions”.

The ministry has provided a registration form asking interested Nigerian students to fill in on its website.

Thousands of Nigerian students were evacuated from Ukraine in the wake of the Russian invasion of the country – disrupting their studies.

But even if they get placements to complete their studies in Nigeria, it is likely to prove difficult because lecturers in public universities have been on strike for several months over pay and working conditions.

It is however still not clear when the institutions will reopen.

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