Students fleeing Ukraine battle to access local courses

South African medical students who were studying in Ukraine and have had to return because of the war are battling to get into South African universities to complete their degrees, writes Tariro Washinyira for GroundUp.

Over 50 students who fled the war have asked the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and other bodies such as Universities South Africa, the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the South African Committee of Medical Deans to help them. The students say they have not received any response to a letter sent to the department on 25 May.

HPCSA spokesperson Christopher Tsatsawane said the council had participated in consultations convened by the department and was part of the task team set up to help with registration. He said in some cases curriculum review would be necessary, “which ordinarily is a lengthy process”.
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