Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency and the Deputy Minister for Education during the erstwhile Mahama administration, has announced that Bulgaria has reached out to admit willing Ghanaian students who fled Ukraine to complete their course.
Ablakwa relayed this during an interview on TV3 News at 10, while he was in Romania where some of the fled Ghanaian nationals are being hosted in a hotel.
The Ranking Member on the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament said he shared the information with the students to calm their nerves after they let out their frustration at the developments.
“A lot of them were worried about their course because they were doing medicine with some in their sixth year, some had just three months to complete and they are wondering if all of that investment all of those years will just go down. But I’ve assured them their investments won’t be in vain. The Bulgarian ambassador reached out to me and said they were willing to take on board the students who want to finish their programme”, he said.
He also indicated that other options like online studies can be exploited.
“I also believe that we can engage the Ministry of Education in Ukraine and these university heads if they can complete their course online so that if the reconstruction effort is delayed, it wouldn’t be that they will have to put their future on hold for a long time.”
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini