The Ministry of Education (MoE) has set up a 13-member committee to put in place measures for Ghanaian students evacuated from Ukraine to be enrolled in various government Ghanaian universities to continue their studies.
Chaired by Dr Nsiah Asare, Special Advisor to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on health issues, the committee has about four weeks to submit its report to the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum.
The committee has representation from the Students Representative Council (SRC), Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ministry of Health, and the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC).
Among the 13 members are also representatives from the Medical and Dental Council, Ghana Scholarship Secretariat, Vice Chancellors of Medical Schools, and the Rector of the College of Physicians and Surgeons among others.
The Education Minister at a stakeholders’ consultative meeting urged the 13-member board to work hand in hand to ensure that the students are placed in institutions where they would fit well to continue their education.
Mr Osei Yaw Adutwum Friday, May 6, 2022, told stakeholders his outfit will do everything possible to ensure that the central government’s dream of hitting the 40 per cent Gross Tertiary Enrolment Ratio (GTER) mark by 2030.
The chairman of the committee, Dr Nsia Asare on the committee’s behalf assured the Education Minister to work hard to ensure that the students would be placed in the institutions required so they could continue their education.
The establishment of the committee comes after the government Tuesday, March 1, 2022, received the first batch of Ghanaian students who were evacuated from Ukraine amid the ongoing war between the country and Russia.
Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in a post sighted by EducationWeb said the evacuated Ghanaian students were received by officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration and Information.
“17 out of the over 1,000 students in Ukraine have arrived at Kotoka Airport. They are the first batch of Ghanaians evacuated following invasion by Russia.16 came via Qatar airways and 1 on Turkey airlines,” the Minister stated.