Russia-Ukraine: Nigerian varsity to absorb 2,500 students

Igbinedion University in Okada, Edo State has partnered with the V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine, to absorb about 2,500 Nigerian students displaced by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war.

A representative of the Ukrainian university in Nigeria, Cliff Ogbede, announced this in a statement yesterday in Abuja.

Ogbede said the agreement would ensure that the displaced students can continue their education in Nigeria.

The statement reads: “In this new collaboration, the two universities would jointly develop educational activities, expanding opportunities for access to all levels and forms of quality higher education, educational programs, and courses, based on the recommendations of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as well as the implementation of the right to academic mobility.

“The program will enable the undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Ukraine university to continue their academic programs uninterrupted, in addition to the existing distance learning mode, as a similar model is applied in particular for the organization of academic cooperation with universities in Turkey and some other countries.

“It is also geared towards the creation of a sustainable system of educational, scientific, and cultural cooperation between the two universities, based on high international academic standards, thereby encouraging the development of regional cooperation for the harmonization of educational qualifications, implementation of effective models and forms of education that meet the current challenges and global trends.”

It also said besides the programs, the two universities would expand their cooperation by ensuring quality cross-cultural communications, developing international partnerships for the commercialization of educational products, encouraging the development of the knowledge economy, and enriching the scope of educational programs, disciplines, and teaching experience of both institutions.

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