Ukraine: why many African and Indian students left for di kontri

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African students among them cross to Poland from Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine does not result in many civilians, including thousands of international students from African, Asian and Middle Eastern countries.

Ukraine is home to more than 76,000 foreign students, according to 2020 government data.

Nearly a quarter of the students come from Africa, with the largest number coming from Nigeria, Morocco and Egypt.

India gets the highest number of students with over 20,000.

Students study medicine, engineering and business – they are important for the country’s economy.

But, as Russia launches the biggest European attack since World War II, thousands of them do not flee, hundreds are still trapped, and many are unsure what will happen to them. ‘education.

Wetin dey attract dem go Ukraine?

E don tey wey Ukraine is a favorite place for foreign students. It dates back to the days of the Soviet era, when they invested heavily in higher higher education as part of a deliberate attempt to attract students from newly independent African countries.

Now, Ukrainian universities are considered the gateway to the European labor market, as tuition fees are affordable, visa requirements are simple and the possibility of permanent residence is available.

“Ukrainian degrees are widely recognized and offer a high level of education,” Patrick Esugunum, who works for an organization where West African students want to study for Ukraine tok.

“A lot of medical students especially want to go there to get a good standard for medical facilities,” he added.

Desmond Chinaza Muokwudo, a Nigerian student staying in the city of Dnirpo, says admission requirements are relaxed and the cost of living is cheap compared to ODA. European cities attract.

I enroll in the University of Customs and Finance less than three months ago.

Many English lessons are given, but the 30-year-old is still taking preliminary Ukrainian lessons, before moving on to international relations.

“I’m a welder when I’m in Nigeria and I need education to get things done,” he told the BBC from a hostel in Poland after running during a conflict.

“Ukraine is the best option for me.”

Like Mr Muokwudo, more than 10,000 African ODA students are unable to flee the conflict and enter neighboring countries, according to the EU.

Hundreds of students still think they are for Ukraine, but exact numbers are hard to confirm.

An Indian student dies trying to go out to buy food.

A 22-year-old student, Christophe follows BBc tok from inside a basement in the southern city of Kherson, where Russian forces are not taking over.

“When the shelling starts, we go inside, in a very small hole”, and the fight continues.

I say things are not calming down little now because the lockdown is dey during the day and more than two pipo are not allowed to go out together outside.

The international business student started a year after the start of his bachelor’s degree at the Kherson National Technical University after the fighting began.

“E dey hard to imagine how to complete studies for disk environment,” e tok.

For another area of ​​the city, Mamady Doumbouya, a computer science student from Guinea said: “I want to return my kontri, we are not going to study where there is war.”

We follow the BBC tok from inside a dark basement and are surrounded by my classmates from Gabon, Senegal and Cameroon.

“We don’t have water, we don’t have light”, e tok.

What the goments do for to help?

Ukraine does not halt all civilian flights when the invasion begins on February 24.

African governments are trying to evacuate their citizens from di kontri, while some are trying to organize flights to transport those they do not cross the border.

Ghana is the first African country to host a group of students on Tuesday.

A student, Jared Otumfuo Catey, follows the BBC tok when it lands in Accra; “A few days ago, I can’t say I’m going here. I’m grateful to say I’m safe.”

Nigeria says they will follow suit and offer flights for those wishing to return via Romania, Hungary and Poland.

The South African ambassador is going to Ukraine telling the BBC that he is gatz comot Ukraine for his own safety, but is working hard to ensure the exit of South Africans and other foreigners from di kontri.

South African ambassadors for Poland and Hungary also do not travel to the borders to help pipo comot, e tok.

Moroccan students studying for Ukraine and fleeing the war react as they meet their relatives after landing at Mohammed V airport in Casablanca on March 2, 2022

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On Wednesday, relatives of Morocco welcome again students they lead from Ukraine

The Ukrainian government has launched a hotline for Africans and Asians, according to the foreign minister.

For an inside tweet, Dmytro Kuleba says authorities are “working intensely” to ensure the safety and passage of African and Asian students.

They go in shape to end day studies?

While they don’t spend a lot of money on high-level education in Ukraine, many students tell the BBC they are torn between returning home or staying in Europe to complete their studies.

Jessica Orakpo, a sixth-year medical student at Ternopil National Medical University, said she had only four months left to graduate when Russian troops invaded.

“I’m stuck now, I can’t advance in my studies because my school receives all my documents,” she told the BBC on her way to Budapest, the Hungarian capital.

“I don’t have time to start all over again and I just want to graduate. Maybe I can finish my masters for an anoda place.”

Foreign students for Ukraine get temporary residence for the duration of their studies, but do not extend to neighboring countries.

Mr. Muokwudo says I will try to complete my course somewhere else for Europe, if all else fails.

“I will stay here and see if the situation will improve”, e tok.

“Returning to Nigeria is not an option.”

Why is Russia attacking Ukraine?

Some think of a personal obsession of President Vladimir Putin and others of an attempt to return to a kind of new cold war.

Tensions between Russia and Ukraine are not raising red flags in many foreign ministries around the world.

Russia invades Ukraine despite the fact that the international community advises against it.

They even threaten to sanction Russia if they invade the neighbor but di kontri no gree.

Currently, Russia is not cutting some sanctions for the sake of dia action against Ukraine.

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