ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that it would ensure that Nigerian students evacuated from Sudan are integrated into the nation’s universities.
The JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, made this known in Abuja during a meeting with the head of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Oloyede who empathized with the students, commended NIDCOM for the effective handling of their evacuation, adding that JAMB would ensure the desired support.
Voiceofnaija.ng had reported that all returnees will be profiled, catered for and provided with post-trauma treatment and counselling.
This was said by the spokesperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abdur-Rahman Balogun.
He noted also that the returnees would liaise with the Federal Ministry of Education to continue their studies in Nigeria.
All returnees received N100,000 and a bag, courtesy of the Dangote Foundation.
Also, NiDCOM facilitated MTN SIM cards with N25,000 worth of airtime to all returnees.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs provided them with food, while the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) provided vehicles, accommodation and logistics support.
The diplomatic cover was provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Refugees Commission promised social support for all the returnees.