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Ghanaian Students in Ukraine: Some Facts and Some Questions
In my research, two times I came across students mentioning Ukrainian recruitment efforts of Ghanaian students. With the political developments unfolding as the focus groups progressed, the image of Ghanaians in Ukraine have burned into my mind. When doing some online searches, I found this 2013 article about Ghanaian students being offered to study medicine there. Also, I sat down with MacJordan Degadjor, a friend who studied Management Information Systems in Ukraine 2003-06. His story was interesting and grim. I went to do a MIS , yes a Bachelors, in Kharkov in Ukraine. I was there 2003-2006, I think. There are a lot of Ghanaians over there…It all started with Kwame Nkrumah's scholarships and many Ghanaians went to train as doctors, engineers, then they could not return…Nkrumah was no more, they found wives, families. Now some work in hospitals, yes, some teach or just work anywhere. Some also transit to Western Europe from Ukraine. When you get there, accommodation and tuition is