Colombia will validate university degrees of Venezuelan migrants

Marta Lucia Ramirez

The Colombian government reported this Thursday that it will implement a temporary mechanism to facilitate the validation of university degrees for Venezuelan migrants.

The information was released by the Colombian Vice President and Foreign Minister, Marta Lucía Ramírez, who explained that the mechanism will be implemented temporarily, transitory and exceptionally, for the validation of university degrees of Venezuelans residing in Colombia.

He assured that this mechanism of validation of degrees will allow people who have studied higher education in Venezuela to initiate the procedures provided by law before the Ministry of Education of Colombia.

The vice president indicated that her government has been working with the representatives of Juan Guaidó, recognized as interim president of Venezuela, with the border manager and the Ministry of Education of Colombia for this process.

“We are always firm with the search for opportunities for Venezuelan migrants and from the Foreign Ministry we contribute to provide an apostille of their university degrees in Venezuela so that they can be productively linked to the growth and development of Colombia,” he said.

According to Migración Colombia, there are 1,842,390 registered Venezuelan migrants in the country, cut off in August, which is 99,463 more people than last January.

Borges thanked Colombia

Julio Borges thanked the government of the neighboring country on Thursday for the decision to implement this temporary mechanism, as it will facilitate the validation of university degrees.

“Our gratitude to President Iván Duque and Vice President Marta Lucía Ramírez for announcing a temporary and special mechanism to facilitate the legalization of the titles of Venezuelan migrants,” Borges said in Twitter.

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He affirmed that this will help improve the working conditions of his compatriots. “We are proud of his work in favor of Venezuelans,” he concluded.

With information from EFE

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