Lebanese students in abeyance after fleeing Ukraine
In late March, the Lebanese government announced that approximately 1,000 students had managed to flee Ukraine.
Lebanese university students who escaped Ukraine are now struggling to finish their studies, facing a bleak future as an unprecedented economic crisis devastates their country, not to mention extremely fragile career prospects.
In late March, the Lebanese government announced that approximately 1,000 students had managed to flee Ukraine, which had long been a popular destination for Lebanese seeking affordable universities.
At least 340 of them have registered with Lebanon's Ministry of Education to continue their education.
However, Education Minister Abbas Halabi stated that none of those registered had enrolled in a private university in Lebanon, noting that the majority had arrived in the middle of the semester.
He detailed that students "could not even recover their transcripts" in order to re-enroll in their home country.
It is worth mentioning that the economic crisis in Lebanon has triggered an exodus, with many of the country's educated youth and medical professionals being among those fleeing.