Why more Nigerians seek education in Ukraine?

Study in Ukraine on August 22nd, 2011 No Comments

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The Ukrainian Ambassador in Nigeria, Mr. Valery Vasyliev, has attributed the increasing number of Nigerians willing to study in Ukraine every year to the fact that education is relatively cheaper in the country compared with other European countries.

students from NigeriaHe also attributed the trend to the high education standard in the Eastern European country.

He said, “The partner ties between the two countries could be traced back to the 1960-80s when thousands of Ukrainian specialists worked at the construction of industrial enterprises in Nigeria and hundreds of Nigerian students studied in Ukrainian universities and institutes.

“Today numerous graduates of Ukrainian higher educational establishments work in government bodies, educational and health care institutions and business structures of Nigeria.”

Vasyliev said Ukraine had the potential to become an economic leader in Eastern Europe using its rich natural resources, educated workforce and advantageous geography.

He added that the country had been working towards improving energy independence and reducing the share of imported non-renewable energy.

The envoy said the development of the Ukraine-Nigeria trade and economic relations was notable by the stability and tendency to the growth of volumes of trade turnover. He added that his country considers Nigeria as one of its key partners in Africa.

students from NigeriaHe, however, said Ukraine needed more in-depth cooperation with the Nigerian public and private counterparts to give further dynamics to the existing level of political dialogue, enhancement of bilateral trade relations, and sharing of Ukrainian high-tech industries expertise among others.

Vasyliev said that Ukrainian companies could effectively participate in the development of gas transport system of Nigeria and the operation of gas fields as well as marginal oil fields.

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