Refugees from many different countries – from Africa, Middle East and India – mostly students of Ukrainian universities are seen at the Medyka pedestrian border crossing fleeing the conflict in Ukraine, in eastern Poland on February 27, 2022. Wojtek RADWANSKI / AFP

How To Apply: FG to facilitate admission of students affected by Russia-Ukraine crisis into Nigerian universities

The Nigerian Federal Government has disclosed it is making efforts to facilitate the placement of Nigerian students who returned from Ukraine over the crisis in the country into local universities to enable them to complete their studies.

NewsWireNGR had earlier reported that over 5,000 Nigerians, the majority of whom are students studying in Ukraine were caught up in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Meanwhile, many of them were evacuated with the first aircraft which was Max Air flight 747, which came with 450 Nigerians from Ukraine through Romania.

Then, Air Peace brought 183 Nigerians from Warsaw in Poland, including adults and kids and the third was also an Air Peace flight. All flights landed at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport.

This was following announcement that President Muhammadu Buhari approved $8.5m dollars to the ministries of Foreign Affairs and Humanitarian, Disaster Management, and Social Development, towards the evacuation of over 5,000 (registered and unregistered) Nigerians stranded in Ukraine.

In a statement on Monday, the ministry of foreign affairs, through its spokesperson, Francisca Omayuli, asked affected students that are interested to complete a survey on the ministry’s website in order to facilitate their placement into various Nigerian universities.

“The federal government of Nigeria wishes to inform Nigerian students who returned from Ukraine following the conflict in that country, that efforts are being made to facilitate their placement into various Nigerian tertiary institutions, to enable them continue their studies,” the statement reads.

“In this connection, interested students should visit the ministry of foreign affairs website: https://www.foreignaffairs.gov.ng and complete the online Nigerian Student in Ukraine (NSU) registration form with the required information on or before 15th July 2022.”

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