Most Ghanaian students in Sudan are safe amidst the deadly conflict

According to Deputy Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Minister, Dr Kwaku Ampratwum-Sarpong, the majority of Ghanaian students studying in Sudan are focused on the petrochemical industry. Despite the deadly conflict in the country, Dr Ampratwum-Sarpong assured that all Ghanaian students were safe.

Dr Ampratwum-Sarpong revealed during an interview with TV3 on April 23 that Sudan offers scholarships to Ghanaian students, with about 73 students currently studying at universities in Khartoum. He added that all 73 Ghanaian students were accounted for and safe, with the majority studying in the petrochemical industry. Additionally, three Ghanaian footballers in Sudan were also safe and accounted for.

Also read:Ghanaian students in Sudan to be evacuated over deadly conflicts

The Ministry explained that there had been deadly clashes in Sudan between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Paramilitary Rapid Support Forces in the past week, resulting in avoidable casualties. The city of Khartoum was the epicenter of the clashes, with civilians being the most affected.

The Ministry stated that the Ghana Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, which has concurrent accreditation to Sudan, was working closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration and the Honorary Consulate to coordinate the evacuation of Ghanaian nationals from Sudan. The statement added that plans were underway to secure their safe passage to Ethiopia.

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