Ukrainian, Igbinedion Varsities Partner For Displaced Students’ Education

To ensure that its students of Nigerian origin continue their education following the Russian invasion, the V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine has partnered with the Igbinedion University, Okada.

A statement released by the representative of the Ukrainian university in Nigeria, Cliff Ogbede, and made available to The PUNCH in Abuja on Wednesday noted that the agreement was signed to ensure that its students who have been displaced by the war would continue their education.

The statement partly read, “This cooperation will enable students who were displaced by the war in Ukraine to resume classroom lectures in Igbinedion University campus on a joint educational program, under the Nigerian National Universities Commission Transnational Educational guidelines.

“The joint Transnational Educational program, which was recommended by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, in line with the guidelines of the Nigerian National Universities Commission allows Ukrainian academic institutions to continue online adaptation of study in addition to a joint educational program with highly rated foreign partner institutions.

“In this new collaboration, the two Universities will jointly be developing educational activities, expanding opportunities for access to all levels and forms of quality higher education, educational programs, and courses, based on the recommendations of UNESCO, as well as the implementation of the right to academic mobility, which meets the basic principles of the Bologna Declaration.

“The joint Transnational Educational program will enable the undergraduate and postgraduate students of the foremost Ukrainian V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National 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.

“The collaboration is 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, development and implementation of joint training programs and courses aimed at the capacity building of human resources, self-fulfilment of individuals, their professional competencies and economic wellbeing and improvement of academic potential in the field of research and scientific activities.”


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