Six9ja reported the Nigerian federal government has urged its citizens who were evacuated from Ukraine to enroll in Nigerian colleges so they may complete their studies.
According to six9ja news, this follows the announcement of an ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
After the Federal Government rejected some of ASUU‘s demands, including the release of funds for university revitalization, renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the UTAS payment platform for the payment of salaries and allowances of university lecturers, ASUU began its ongoing strike on February 14, 2022.
Speaking about the registration procedure for Ukrainian students, the permanent secretary of the Education Ministry, Andrew David Adejo, urged the returnees to visit the ministry’s official website to submit an application for continuing study at any institution in the nation.
The declaration reads:
“Building on an earlier advertisement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), the Federal Ministry of Education (FME) wishes to request Nigerian students evacuated from Ukraine who is interested in furthering their education in Nigerian universities to visit the FME website news on www.education.gov.ng (http://fsbn.com.ng/returning ) and complete the attached template. Please, those 354 returnee students that responded to the earlier advertisement by MFA need not respond.
“This is to provide the opportunity for those returnee students who were not able to indicate interest in the earlier referenced advertisement. All interested students are by this advertisement requested to do so within three (3) weeks from the date of publication.”
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