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164 ex-militants move to Belarus for varsity education

31 January 2012

THE Federal Government on Monday dispatched another batch of 164 ex-Niger Delta militants to South Africa and Belarus for university education, the Amnesty Office said on Monday.

They will undergo training at the Belarusian State University and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in electrical engineering, computer engineering, petro-chemical engineering and radio informatics.

Other areas of study are mass communication, biological sciences, physics, chemistry and mathematics.

The Amnesty Office, in a statement, said of the 164 ex-militants, 47 would undergo one-year vocational training in marine mechanics and boat building in Italy.

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