The Federal government of Nigeria has encouraged its students evacuated from Ukraine to come to Nigeria and continue their education in Nigerian universities.
This is coming in despite the declaration of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on an indefinite strike.
ASUU Strike commenced on February 14, 2022, following the Federal Government refusal to meet some of its demands which includs the release of revitalisation funds for universities, renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the UTAS payment platform for the payment of salaries and allowances of university lecturers.
Speaking on the registration process for the Ukraine students, Education Ministry permanent secretary, Andrew David Adejo, asked the returnees to visit the ministry’s official site to apply for further education in any university in the country.
The statement reads: “Building on an earlier advertisement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), the Federal Ministry of Education (FME) wishes to request Nigerian students evacuated from Ukraine who are interested in furthering their education in Nigerian universities to visit the FME website on www.education.gov.ng (http://fsbn.com.ng/returning ) and complete the attached template. Please, for those 354 returnee students that responded to the earlier advertisement by MFA need not respond.
“This is to provide the opportunity for those returnee students who were not able to indicate interest in the earlier referenced advertisement. All interested students are by this advertisement requested to do so within three (3) weeks from the date of publication.”