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A lecture about how to get through the Danish education system as an asylum seeker was held in the Roskilde Camp the 24th of September.

Former asylum seeker gave advice about the education system

Jan Pêt Khorto had many problems with the education system, when he was an asylum seeker. Therefore he shared some of his experience to asylum seekers in Roskilde. Photo: Marion Chen.
Jan Pêt Khorto had many problems with the education system, when he was an asylum seeker. Therefore he shared some of his experience to asylum seekers in Roskilde. Photo: Marion Chen.

By: Marion Chen

Jan Pêt Khorto, a former asylum seeker, was invited by Roskilde Red Cross School to share his experience of how to get into the Danish education system without detours. A detailed slide show showed the participants the process and key points to cut into the education system from basic to high level.

“When I was an asylum seeker, I had a lot of problems when I applied for education acceptance. I was asked to go here to finish this and there to finish that. It was just a mixed information for me to figure out. It took me two years to figure out how to apply an university and choose a program. Then I finished my Danish course, spent one year to apply and then went CBS. If I had known before how to figure out, I should have started one year earlier,” told Jan Pêt Khorto.

Today Jan Pêt Khorto is in his last year at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and he is also a member of the Syrian Cultural Institute, which helps both authorities and refugees.

Feedback from participants:

Alaa Alhuseen: It was good. I got a better idea of the Danish Education system and now I know how to start.
Alaa Alhuseen: It was good. I got a better idea of the Danish Education system and now I know how to start.
Qusai Husein: It’s very important for asylum seekers, because they have no idea of education system in Denmark and will spend long time to start education.
Qusai Husein: It’s very important for asylum seekers, because they have no idea of education system in Denmark and will spend long time to start education.

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