The National Union of Ghanaian Students (NUGS) has called on the government to ensure the safety of Ghanaian students studying in Ukraine and Russia following the disturbances in the region.
A statement from NUGS said some of its members in studying in those countries have resorted to evacuation out of fear of the unknown from the happenings between Ukraine and Russia.
On reaching Ghana, they urged that urgent steps should be taken to safeguard the lives of their colleagues who are still in the regions.
“As conflicts escalate within the regions, governments of countries across the world are prioritizing the evacuation of their citizens across the area to forestall harm on their citizens. Some students have currently fled the region, showing growing insecurity and fear amongst students. Some of these students including the Executives of NUGS chapter in Ukraine have touched down and have reached out to the National Secretariat of NUGS advising that urgent steps be taken to ensure the safety of their colleagues still in the regions. ”
NUGS further advised that students should be evacuated using the same model used to bring back students studying in China during the Covid-19 pandemic, and settle them from the Eastern part of Ukraine to the Western part, which is calm presently.
“We believe that the same model used in evacuating students from China during the peak of the Covid-119 pandemic could be adopted in this instance as well.”