Johansen: Oslo school facilities ready for Ukrainian refugees

Raymond JohansenPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB

The school and health facilities needed to take in Ukrainian refugees in Oslo are ready, City Council leader Johansen stated.

“From day one, we are obliged to provide an educational offer to those who are of compulsory school age. Therefore, we have 27 reception classes ready for the students,” Johansen told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) on Thursday.

In Wednesday’s City Council meeting, Johansen said, according to the newspaper Avisa Oslo, that no new schools and kindergarten buildings were needed to meet the new demand.

“We are also working on expanding the offer at Kuben for the reception of students who are entitled to Norwegian language training pending admission to upper secondary education,” he explained.

Oslo Municipality has been asked to receive 2,000 Ukrainian refugees.

“We also have a great demand to provide health care. We are already well underway there,” Johansen continued.

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) is establishing up to eleven reception places, which will provide temporary settlement for the refugees in the Municipality. They are located in the city center and the eastern part of the city. Still, Johansen noted that all districts would be involved in the actual settlement of the refugees.

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