Higher Education minister discusses issue of expelled Jordanian students in Ukrainian universities

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Muhyiddine Touq, met Tuesday with the Charge d’affaires of Ukraine in Jordan, Dmytro Byliev, for a discussion on ways to reach best possible solutions to the issue of expelling Jordanian students studying in Ukrainian universities.

The meeting also discussed the issue of graduate students whose certificates were seized as a result of their registration in Ukrainian universities based on Yemeni or Libyan general secondary education certificates obtained from schools in Ukraine whose certificates are not recognized by the Ukrainian authorities.

Touq called on Ukrainian universities to give the expelled Jordanian students grades lists indicating the full academic courses that they have passed, to be duly certified by the Ukrainian authorities, so that they can join other universities outside Ukraine to complete their studies.

He also demanded that graduates must be handed their graduation certificates over in addition to their duly certified grades lists , with affected Jordanian students retaining their right to sue Ukrainian universities as a result of the material and moral damage they suffered.

Byliev said he would spare no effort in communicating with the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science to follow up on the case of these students, and that he would ask the Ministry to hand him over a list of their names.

He added that the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice is ready to provide all assistance to Jordanian students and their families by providing them with all the necessary information in case they decide to file a lawsuit before the Ukrainian judiciary against Ukrainian universities and those in charge of Yemeni and Libyan schools in Ukraine to recover the sums they paid and the losses they incurred.

During the meeting, Touq touched on the issue of a number of Jordanian students who had not previously been able to pass the (KROK-2) exam.

Licensed KROK-1 and KROK-2 exams are used for standardized diagnostic of the professional competence level of students of Ukrainian higher medical educational institutions. Examinations are carried out in a test form according to a standardized method developed by Testing Centre at the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

Byliev promised that the embassy would work to solve their problem as soon as possible, and find out why they had been denied entry visas.

Source: Jordan News Agency