The V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University in Ukraine has welcomed the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu, and 49 others into its International Scientific Community. The university conducted a virtual training and induction ceremony in Abuja, where participants had the opportunity to learn modern organizational management methodologies.
During the event, Professor Valeriy Ryeznikov, the Dean of the School of International Economic Relations and Travel Business, emphasized the significance of strengthening Nigerian-Ukrainian relations through education and knowledge sharing. He encouraged the inductees to utilize their admission into the university’s academic community to gain new insights into managing current global challenges.
Dr. Oksana Chala, an Associate Professor of the School, and Dr. Olena Mykolenko, an Associate Professor of the Department of International E-Commerce, Hotel, and Restaurant Business, delivered distinguished lectures. These lectures enriched the Nigerian participants with relevant knowledge, leading to awarding of the certificate of Fellow of the university’s scientific and academic community, along with associated rights and privileges.
In a goodwill message, Deputy Speaker Benjamin Kalu, represented by Bassey Akiba, expressed his gratitude to the Ukrainian University for supporting Nigeria’s human capital development index. He urged the newly inducted fellows to share their acquired knowledge and expertise with fellow Nigerians, contributing to the government’s renewed hope agenda by upholding the high standards and integrity for which the university is renowned.
Dr. Cliff Ogbede, the university’s representative in Nigeria, highlighted Karazin University’s strong commitment to Nigeria’s growth. He pledged to offer various programs to help prepare Nigerian students and the workforce for global challenges, including knowledge sharing, research and development initiatives, academic collaborations with Nigerian institutions, and cultural exchange programs between Nigeria and Ukraine.