UPSA Students warned against illegal migration

Students of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) have been cautioned about the dangers of illegal migration during an awareness campaign by final year development communications students.

The campaign, dubbed “Migrating Right Africa” was organized by the Development Communication Class of 2024 under the Communication Department.

The purpose of the campaign was to educate the youth about the risks in traveling abroad on unapproved routes with forged documents and dubious travel agents.

A Development Communication Lecturer at UPSA, Mrs Sandra Yeboah noted that the rising trend of illegal migration among Ghanaian youth has become alarming, hence the need to sensitise the youth to curb the menace.

Mrs. Sandra Yeboah sensitising students on migration

Madam Yeboah cautioned students against unscrupulous individuals who lure them with tempting offers that often lead to dangerous situations.

“We’re not saying don’t travel,” Ms. Yebowa said. “But if you do, use the right channels to avoid getting stranded overseas. Ghana needs your expertise and knowledge to build the nation.”

The Head of Migration Information Bureau at the Ghana Immigration Service, DSI Richard Owusu-Brinfour, identified economic challenges as a factor driving many to consider illegal migration.

DSI Owusu-Brinfour educates students on migration

DSI Owusu-Brinfour, however, encouraged students to resist the temptation to use unapproved means in their quest for greener pastures abroad.

“You can be kidnapped, trafficked, arrested and most often the female victims are sexually exploited,” he warned.

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