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  • LAUNCHING OF JOINT NIGERIA-UKRAINE EDUCATIONAL PROJECT “FOUNDATION YEAR OF THE NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF UKRAINE “KYIV POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE” IN NIGERIA

    LAUNCHING OF JOINT NIGERIA-UKRAINE EDUCATIONAL PROJECT “FOUNDATION YEAR OF THE NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF UKRAINE “KYIV POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE” IN NIGERIA

    Friday December 11th 2015, the 2ND ISCEST annual conference hosted by the Institute of Science and Technology, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, was started with opening ceremony of Joint Nigerian-Ukrainian educational programme “Foundation Year of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” in Nigeria.

    Ceremony started at 9:30 with Arrival of the Special Guest of Honour His Excellency, Dr. Valerii Aleksandruk, Ukrainian Ambassador to Nigeria and Consul General of Ukrainian Embassy Mr. Mykola Samosvatov. Chairman of the occasion Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR, Former President of Nigeria was represented by Chief Godwin Odungba. Nigerian part consisted of Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Science and Technology Professor Steve Azaiki, OON and International Director Mr. Sergii Derevianko, Facilitator of event.

    By addressing to all guests present His Excellency, Dr. Valerii Aleksandruk, Ukrainian Ambassador to Nigeria said that he was very glad to be here this day at the Institute of Science and Technology, Yenagoa, Nigeria to witness this special moment and personally launch this bi-lateral educational advancement program between both Institutions and countries in the whole. After he informed all attendants that as a next stage of initiated collaboration with National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” and within the framework of Ukrainian-Nigerian cooperation on the November 27, 2015, the agreement on the establishing the pre-admission office of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” at the Institute of Science and Technology in Nigeria was officially signed.

    Ukrainian official representative to Nigeria also added: “I wish to use this medium to commend the tireless efforts to Prof. Steve Aziaki, Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Science and Technology, Yenagoa, for his commitment to the advancement of his people and urge you all to support him maximally to make effective use of the opportunities provided by these arrangements. For us in Ukraine, we see Prof. Steve Azaiki as one of our own, having lived among us for over ten years where he had a better part of his educational career. So we are prepared to support his worthy efforts with all we have and will continue to do so within the limits of available resources.”

    On this note, His Excellency, Dr. Valerii Aleksandruk, Ukrainian Ambassador to Nigeria declared open Joint Nigerian-Ukrainian educational programme “Foundation Year of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” in Nigeria.

    Since Friday December 11th 2015 Ukrainian Flag flew up in Nigerian sky as symbol of new age of fruitful relationship between our countries.

    Congratulations!

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