Govt sets committee to facilitate integration of Ghanaian students from Ukraine into public universities

Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum,

The government has set a committee to manage the integration process of students who returned from Ukraine. 

The committee is chaired by Dr.  Nsiah Asare, the Presidential Spokesperson on Health.

Interacting with parents in Accra, Education Minister,  Dr.Yaw Osei Adutwum said medical students who returned from Ukraine will be required to undertake placement examinations before their integration into public universities. 

The meeting which took place on the 29th of April at the Ministry Of Education involved students and parents on one side and the Provost of Public Universities as well as officials from the Presidency. 

The committee will have four weeks to submit its report which should include the modalities for the reintegration process and the funding arrangements. 

Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum described it as bold step towards settling the students.  

” We think we should help the students because some of them are traumatized having witnessed bombardment from Russia and some of them had to run to safety and cover so government is determined to assist.  We shall wait for the committee to bring their report and that will include how we should help the students.  This is mainly medical students. 

“We will extend it to Engineering students as well but for now it is the students who are studying medicine.  We have estimated to assist some 300 students based on the numbers we have presently in Ghana”.

He stressed.  But Prince Danso Tenakwah,  the General Secretary of the National Union of Ghana Students in Ukraine however said the students would have wished there was no placements examinations.  

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There are currently some 264 students who have returned from Ukraine.

“We have 264 students in Ghana now.  We don’t think we agree with what the Minister is saying because of the exams placement and Accreditation”. 

By Richard Bright Addo/


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