Fast-paced official steps
The Egyptian government worked hard recently to facilitate the process of students’ return and to decide their educational fate in Egypt. The official decisions focused on setting a mechanism for students’ placement at both schools and universities.
For Thanawya Amma students returning from Sudan, Ministry of Education spokesman Shadi Zalata told Al-Ahram Weekly that the registration for final exams is available for returnees and they have the chance to decide whether to sit for their exams in June or postpone them to the second round in August. So that they will be given enough time to settle down and study.
The decision is applicable to students who were studying in Sudan in schools affiliated with the Egyptian mission, not those studying at Sudanese schools. And the point here is that the first group is actually studying the same Egyptian curriculums with just one only difference in history and geography.
Regarding Egyptian students who were studying in Sudan, in response to their request, the Ministry for Higher Education has asked them to submit identification papers proving their university and faculty enrollments. Besides making sure their grades are accurate, they must also provide details about the topics they were studying in order to determine their scientific and educational level.
Higher education students back from Ukraine, Russia, and Sudan are free to choose whether to join a private or a public university according to the availability of each university.
Seeking to mitigate students’ burdens, Ayman Ashour, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research discussed the mandatory procedures that should be executed as soon as possible to enable returnees to catch on to their counterparts in the Egyptian universities and make up for what they missed, furthermore setting the rules of the admission process.
Both private and public universities started to receive transfer applications from students returning from these three countries and this will continue until October. considering that the decision applies only to students who were enrolled in universities that are accredited by Egypt’s Supreme Council of Universities (SCU) in the academic years 2021/2022 and 2022/2023
However, students who were studying at universities that are not accredited by (SCU) would be given the opportunity to sit for a placement test first to decide which curriculums and academic years are equivalent to their previous ones. Moreover, admission will be based on their Thanwya Amma grades, according to the higher education ministry.
Tips for students back from abroad to settle down at home
It is no doubt that most people resist sudden decisions without any time to prepare for the consequences or get used to the idea, because, in the face of change, people may feel that they’ve lost control over their territory.
However, moving from your educational destination abroad and returning back home is not the end of the world and it doesn’t mean that you let your dreams down, it may actually be a new starting point. So, let’s have those tips together to help you stabilize and work your way up again.
1- Trust your potential
First of all, after being settled down, you have to believe in yourself and make sure that you are the one who could seriously navigate his/ her dreams abroad, so you can insistently move your prospectus anywhere and start again. Just breathe deeply and take a little break after returning home, so that you gain a push to your upcoming days.
2- Contact your contacts
Seeking advice maybe sometimes the best way out, as we all naturally tend to chat with those closest to us. So, don’t hesitate to talk, ask questions, and listen to others, as you may find your path this way.
3- Keep in touch with your ex-university
Of course, you will need documents, certifications, etc… from your university abroad. Therefore, you should keep in touch with some in charge or your colleagues there. You can dm or email them occasionally, who knows? You may once back again to where you began.
4- Follow the official platforms
You’ll always find all updates published on the official portals and platforms of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Egypt’s Supreme Council of Universities (SCU). Don’t miss the latest news and statements because they may be changeable, just be a good follower.
5- Get along with new destination
Being a self-motivated person helps you to get along with all heads-ups. So, don’t let thinking of your past hamper your steps toward the future. You can import your past experience to optimize your current days.
Moreover, it is better to be in harmony with the people around you and ask for help if you need it, as making new friends motivates always for the best.