Egypt’s Minister of Immigration Nabila Makram revealed that 80% of Egyptian students in Ukraine crossed to Poland Hungary, Slovakia, and other European countries, including many who returned to Egypt.
In an interview with TV anchor Azza Mostafa on Sada El-Balad, Makram said: “There is a small percentage of students who are enrolled in Ukrainian Universities are refusing to leave Ukraine.”
The minister mentioned that Egypt’s embassies in Ukraine’s neighboring countries are still receiving Egyptian students who were evacuated from Ukraine, noting that 2,179 students registered to do a transfer to Egyptian private and non-profit universities.
In the same connection, Makram said that these universities are currently receiving the students ‘requests through their electronic portals, noting that an academic placement test for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and engineering students will be announced later.
In late February, Egypt’s Minister of Expatriates Affairs Makram assured all Egyptian students who are enrolled in Ukrainian Universities and schools that the government will take all possible steps to cater for their every need.
Makram stated that the Egyptian students in Ukraine were safe, adding that she had spoken to many of them at video briefing and communicated with several students stranded in Ukraine after Russia carried out a military operation against Ukraine on Thursday.
She also indicated that there were no casualties among the Egyptian students yesterday. “Thank God no one of them got hurt,” Makram wrote on her official Facebook account.
Also in this regard, the minister asserted that country is in continuous contact with all students providing necessary support and assistance in Ukraine amidst the war crisis.