26.05.2017 representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, led by Deputy Minister Roman Hreba, joined in the Africa Day celebrations hosted at the Verkhovna Rada to commemorate the date of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity – now known as the African Union.
Deputy Minister Hreba outlined the historic ties between Africa and Ukraine in the area of higher education. The director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education, Olena Shapovalova, also gave a presentation on the services of the Center and statistics of international students in Ukraine.
Over 15,000 international students from 49 countries of Africa choose Ukraine as their higher education study destination of choice. Many African students have embraced Ukrainian culture including Leonardo Obodoeke from Nigeria. He is studying at Ternopil Medical University, writes his own songs in Ukrainian, and was featured on The Voice Ukraine in 2014 singing in Ukrainian.
Happy Africa Day!!