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Libyan Students Facing Unjust Educational Situations

The issue I wish to raise and put for further consideration has to do with Libyan students, the real future of our home. There are many students in Libya who are deprived from their rights to pursue their postgraduate studies abroad. The dramatic fact in here is that those students are very distinguished and most of them have been already offered academic admissions at different respectable universities all over the world.

This is quite strange because the recent evaluation of Libyan education is disasterous. Some Libyan graduates would not be able to write and read simple texts properly. The majority of Libyan students who are sent abroad for postgraduate studies are not granted any academic acceptance before they spend years in learning language and taking qualifying years. Therefore, we should consider those students, who have been offered academic admissions from well-recognised universities, distinguished.

The Libyan students who are nominated for postgraduate studies abroad are accustomed to go through strict security investigations that focus on the students themselves and their relatives. Any student who would have any kind of kindred with any political prisoners, prisoners of opinion, or even merely detained people, will be automatically excluded.

Now, as Libyans, we should take the advantage of the web to put their unjust situation before the human rights organisations, the international students organisations, and above all the human consciousness raising. We, as Libyans in diaspora, should go beyond that and establish at least some kind of charity fund so as to enable distinguished students getting out of their depressed unjust condition and help them with their studies.

Libyan Citizen

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