Libya makes COVID-19 Jabs compulsory for University Students


The Libyan authorities announced that it is now compulsory for all university students to receive the coronavirus vaccine before the commencement of the new scholar year next week.

The decision is as a result of the growing concerns of the hike in virus cases during the winter season.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Libya has so far hit 344,000, including 266,000 recoveries and 4,720 deaths, the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed.

The data provided by the center showed a decline in coronavirus cases.

During his meeting with heads of universities and education authorities on Tuesday, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Libya’s Government of National Unity, Omran Al-Qeeb stressed the vaccine will be “mandatory” to all students.

Those who don’t hold a vaccination certificate will have to access to any university or a higher education institution.