Some parents of Nigerian students affected by the conflict in Ukraine have been reacting to the federal government ‘s plan to facilitate their placement into Nigerian Tertiary institutions.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement issued recently by its spokesperson, Mrs Francisca Omayuli had notified the concerned students who returned from Ukraine of the plans to admit them into schools in Nigeria to enable them to continue their studies.

One of the parents, Mr.Oyelola Oyewole who lives in Port Harcourt described the move as a welcome development which he had longed for.

“The announcement of the government to accommodate students who were displaced by the war in Ukraine is a welcome development. I’m happy the government has come up with a concrete statement on this” Mr. Oyewole said.

Similarly, another parent from Ilesa, Mr. Adebanjo Agbeniyi commended the government for the initiative which he also said was long overdue.

He however noted that the announced website for the registration was yet to be opened.

Mr Agbeniyi added that the students still need transcripts from their Ukrainian schools.

“In this situation, we still need transcripts which Ukrainian ministry of education is not ready to release to the students. If our government can call on the Ukrainian Embassy in Nigeria, we will so much appreciate it”. Mr Agbeniyi explained.

It would be recalled that Radio Nigeria recently published a report on the plights of Nigerian students who were forced to leave their schools in Ukraine following the Russian army’s invasion. 

The students had called for government’s help in completing their studies.

Afolasade Osigwe 


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