Thousands of Moroccan students from Ukraine have returned to Morocco with their families, but many of them are living in anxiety and fear over the uncertainty surrounding their academic future. Nasim, a student in Casablanca, is a model for students who have been trying for years to save their academic qualifications to get a seat at a European university, including Germany.
Moroccan students represent the largest foreign community in Ukraine, as they are second only to Indian students in the ranking of foreign nationals coming to study in the country. According to the latest official statistics published by the Ukrainian Ministry of Education. About ten thousand students from Morocco study at various Ukrainian universities, most of whom were evicted by Moroccan authorities and returned to their homeland after the Russian invasion..
Many Moroccan students have returned from Ukraine and are now living with their families, but are under intense stress due to fears and anxieties that their academic future and years of education may be in vain.. Especially since the Moroccan Ministry of Education has not yet taken any measures to reunite Moroccan students returning from Ukraine with Moroccan universities.. The ministry is currently studying a set of proposals that would address the plight of thousands of Moroccan students returning from Ukraine, on which “open a dialogue with neighboring countries to continue their studies there, or work to integrate them into Moroccan universities.” , ”According to a newspaper quote “Hespress” Moroccan electronics.
In an earlier press release, Morocco’s Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, Abdelatif Meravi, stated that “Over the next couple of weeks, the vision in this file will become clearer, and we will reach an integrated solution.“
Fate depends on the decision of the government
It is noteworthy that the Ministry has set up a platform for Moroccan students returning from Ukraine to register their data and select their specialization to deal with their situation and to integrate them, as promised by Abdelatif Meraui, Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and . Innovation.
On the other hand, the families of the concerned students staged a protest in front of the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation in Rabat, Morocco last week, demanding speeding up the work. To save the educational future of their children..
Nasim, a Moroccan student, was deported from Ukraine to Morocco.. The student, a resident of Casablanca, Morocco, is studying computer engineering at a university in Ukraine.. Four days before the start of Russia’s war against Ukraine, Nasim returned to Morocco as part of a scheduled flight to evacuate Moroccan students from the country..
Since his return, the Moroccan student has been exploring the possibility of finishing his studies outside Morocco, especially in light of his future uncertainties and the future of many more Moroccan students in his country and the lack of decision making about them. , As he said “Immigrant News.
Nasim now spends most of his time communicating with the university and in the last few weeks he has been in contact with several Romanian universities, but: ” The cost of education there is higher than in Ukraine. Then I searched for universities in Poland and now I am looking for a place to study in Germany or any other country. I have contacted several universities and received a reply from a university in Poland, “said Nasim.
The language and the length of time to get a visa clash with hope
Nasim prefers to continue his studies at a German university from Ukraine and elsewhere, as he emphasized. However, he thinks that he has to go through several steps to reach this goal. “For German universities, there are language barriers, as well as the cost of tuition, which is higher than the cost required for Ukrainian universities.. Also, to get a visa, several conditions must be met.I think I have to go through several steps” For Moroccan students, the problem lies in the time it takes to learn the language and get a study visa, “The process of obtaining a visa takes a very long time. Note that learning German does not require less than one year“
DAAD is the gateway to German higher education for students and researchers from around the world In addition to scholarships, the Education Authority, which was established in 1925, offers a variety of study programs for young people inside and outside Germany, including Moroccan students.. Moroccan students, who are interested in continuing their studies in Germany, can get ample information from Morocco in the Student and Academics section..
The authorities, through their website, provide advice by e-mail or phone to students wishing to study at a German university.. Among other informational services, the University Admissions Database provides information on the need to study in Germany, with relevant options for those interested from Morocco.
DAAD’s information platform, known as “MyGudie”, helps students choose a place to study in Germany and introduces them to the steps to apply for a study place.. The Scholarship Database includes 94 scholarships for interested young people from Morocco in various fields.
Starting from years of missing studies and scratches in Ukraine, many students returning from Ukraine have a disturbing anxiety that sometimes loses their hope and sometimes feels the pressure and fear of what might happen to them in the future..
Educational qualifications recognized in Germany
Michael Flack, a spokesman for the German cultural exchange DAAD, explained to “Immigrant News” in response to a question about the fate of the years of educational achievement of returning students from Ukraine that Ukraine is a party to the agreement. “Bologna ” Since 2005. It is an agreement signed in 1999 for the first time among 29 European countries to improve the academic level of European universities, attract international students and provide them with support in various scientific fields worldwide. The spokesman stressed that “this means that the academic achievements of many Ukrainian students are recognized here in Germany, they will not go. “In vain” All their efforts were in vain..
To facilitate this step, the site “Two tubes“anabin.de provides general information about the process of evaluating foreign diplomas for students, as well as the application process for recognition of foreign educational qualifications by German universities and institutions..
Despite his difficult situation, Nasim is trying to continue his university studies from afar through the internet, but this possibility is not without technical problems due to the current war.. It does not allow students to study all educational materials, as Moroccan students insisted.
As for his current hopes, Nassim said he now wants to end the war in Ukraine as soon as possible and reach a solution to calm the two sides of the crisis so that he and the rest of his fellow students can return and finish their studies there. Because he believes that this is the solution.. But at the same time, he worries that the war will continue for a long time, which could negatively affect their future, which is still shrouded in uncertainty at the present time..
Author: Iman Kings