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Two Ukrainian universities, V.N Karazin Kharkiv National University and the Lviv University of Business and Law have expressed their willingness to collaborate with the Maryam Abacha American university of Nigeria, Kano in the areas of research and other academic intervention programmes.

A member of the Ukrainian delegation, Prof. Valeriy Reznikov of the V.N. Karazin kharkiv National University made the remark when they paid a working visit to the Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano on Thursday.

The team was in Kano to assess MAAUN’s preparedness towards signing a joint cooperation agreement with their universities.

He explained that the signing of the agreement would go along way in offering high quality world class education using modern technology,

According to him, the collaboration with MAAUN will offer courses that cut across medical science, Security and safety, music and entertainment, business, culture and agriculture among others.

He revealed that while students from the University would be allowed to run programmes in the Ukrainian universities, their counterparts from Karazin and Lviv Universities would come to MAAUN to learn and conduct academic research.

He disclosed that V.N Karazin Kharkiv National University is one of the oldest and largest in Europe, having been established in 1804, adding that they had come with the representative of Lviv University of Business and Law, Mrs Olgar Krasnopera, to meet with their counterparts in MAAUN, to explore ways they could jointly build educational and economic relationship with Nigeria through the Kano based University.

A member of the delegation and the country representative of the two Universities through FTAISA Skills Training & Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Dr. Cliff Ogbede pointed out that prominent scholars from Germany, Poland and other European countries will be visiting the MAAUN in Kano, to give lectures and offer research assistance.

Ogbede noted that the cooperation would also enable the partnering institutions from Ukraine to domesticate their programmes and deliver courses which will help to build new entrepreneurs for the growth and development of the country’s economy.

PHe said the partnering institutions would run what he termed a “2 plus 2” educational exchange programme, where selected students from the Maryam Abacha American university would spend two years in Nigeria and then travel to Ukraine to spend another two years in order to earn a degree certificate in Ukraine.

The curriculum of the degree would be administered in part by the MAAUN staff while the Ukrainian lecturers would complete the curriculum schedule.

Ogbede revealed that the Ukrainian Universities would support MAAUN in research, seminar and international workshops, in addition to assisting her lecturers publish high impact articles in Western journals.

He said in view of the global security challenges that have affected the country adversely, the partnering Ukrainian universities would support MAAUN in creating a Centre for Security Studies in the campus, which would assist the Nigerian government in the areas of research and strategic planning.

In her own contribution, Mrs Inna Kolomyichuk, who is the Director of Ukrainian-African Academic Centre of the V.N. Karazin Kharki National University, expressed satisfaction over the preparedness of Maryam Abacha American University to enter into a working agreement with her University.

Mrs Kolomyichuk stated that such collaboration will offer high quality education using modern technology.

She assured of her University’s readiness to enter into mutually beneficial partnership with MAAUN so as to offer specialized courses such as skills and entrepreneurship programmes, graduate and postgraduate education, among others.

She also invited the management of the University to visit her university in Ukraine to inspect their world class learning facilities and research centers.

A member of the delegation and the country representative of the two Universities through FTAISA Skills Training & Entrepreneurship Development Centre, pointed out that the partnership with the Ukrainian universities would be geared towards uplifting the standards of education in the country, since the experts from Ukraine sit on a consortium of famous academic institutions in their homeland.

He equally stated that prominent scholars from Germany, Poland and other European countries will be visiting the MAAUN in Kano, to give lectures and offer research assistance.

Ogbede stated that the cooperation would also enable the partnering institutions from Ukraine to domesticate their programmes and deliver courses which will help to build new entrepreneurs for the growth and development of the country’s economy.

He said the partnering institutions would run what he termed a “2 plus 2” educational exchange programme, where selected students from the Maryam Abacha American university would spend two years in Nigeria and then travel to Ukraine to spend another two years in order to earn a degree certificate in Ukraine.

The curriculum of the degree would be administered in part by the MAAUN staff while the Ukrainian lecturers would complete the curriculum schedule.

Ogbede revealed that the Ukrainian Universities would support MAAUN in research, seminar and international workshops, in addition to assisting her lecturers publish high impact articles in Western journals.

In his response, the President and Founder of MAAUN, Prof. Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo commenced the delegation from the Ukrainian Universities for coming all the way from Ukraine to MAAUN campus in Kano for on the spot assessment of the university.

He promised to complete the remaining requirements that will lead to a mutually beneficial intervention programmes for both institutions.

“This collaboration is aimed at building a strong synergy and partnership with the universities in Ukraine which would enable our students to acquire knowledge with hands on skills that would make them employable and job creators globally,” he said

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