African Refugee aces Greek Uni entrance exams

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Among the thousands of students in Greece who were accepted on Wednesday was Julien, Julien, a 20-year-old who migrated from Africa to Greece at the age of 16 in November 2011, was amongst the students who were accepted in higher educational institutions across the country scoring top grades.The young African refugee, was accepted into the Electrical Engineering department of the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus as the school’s highest test scoring entrant on. Julien graduated from the 1st Professional High School of Konitsa located in Epirus. He has been living at the Konitsa Protection Center for Adolescent Refugees since October 2012.Before his ‘adoption’ by the Protection Centre, Julien had been held in custody in Evros for three months as an illegal immigrant and then lived on the streets of Athens.“I want to dedicate this success to my parents and siblings that are no longer alive,” he told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency.“My parents were the ones who had pressed upon me the value and desire of education since a very young age.”Julien, who was granted asylum this past August, also noted that his goal is to give back as much to his new home, Greece, as he possibly can.“I want to feel safe and have international safety according to the Geneva convention. I want to move forward and be useful and important to the Greek society.”last_img

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