Monday, October 15, 2012

Nigerian Ambassador To Ukraine Warns Nigerian Students Against Studying in Ukraine

Nigerian Ambassador to Ukraine, Frank Ngozi Isoh, has advised Nigerians to be wary of sending their children to English Language training institutions as Ukrainians are not proficient in the language.

In September, the National Universities Commission (NUC) had said some states sponsored students to sub-standard universities and Ukraine was one of the countries mentioned.
Isoh said, “One thing I will like to say about education in this place, and this is something we intend to package in a report to government to see how this can be propagated back home - I do not think that Nigerians get the best when it comes to studying in this place in English language.” Please click to continue.


The lure for most parents is the low cost of tuition which is about $3,000 for a course that could cost up to $20,000 in the United States or Canada. But despite this advantage, “The people who teach them in English language are natives of this country who are also not very proficient in the language.” Isoh who also commented on universities offering medical courses said, “We don’t think that Nigerian medical doctors trained in English speaking universities here get the best.

But those who endeavour to learn the language and then attend lectures with the natives certainly get better trained.” He said his best advice to parents would be to get the children to study the local language first to get the best of their education system.

Executive Secretary of NUC Professor Julius Okojie also made reference to a university in Ukraine where there are over 800 medical students and some of the students do not have the qualification in basic sciences.

25 comments:

  1. How about you talk of ways to improve the education sector in this country,rather than discourage folks,cos if the education sector was worth the while ,u wouldn have to bother about Nigerians going there to school,cos they'l all school here. Having said that..... Pls chck this www.relationship4rum.blogspot.com and leave a comment.thanx.

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  2. Ukraine ke?? LOL! Why go there to study? I rmbr when my parents suggested Ukraine and Bulgaria to me, I was like HELL to the NO!
    Anytime I visit London, na so so Ukraine and Romanians dey there dey hide from immigration and Home Office. So if them no wan go their country, why will I leave my country to go there? And there are very violent people. Russians and Ukraine folks…

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  3. Your headline is completely misleading. The ambassador did not warn Nigerians not to study in Ukraine, he merely said folks who study in Ukraine should strive to study in schools where classes are not taught in Ukrainian

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    1. WONU: dats a journalist stunt for u.

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  4. A word is enough for the wise

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  5. Ladun's biggest fan16 October, 2012 02:04

    Nigeria has suffered.
    If the educational system wasn't fraught, "we" won't have left to study abroad. How can you stop people who even want to go to Siberia to study? I believe this will fall on deaf ears.

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  6. Na so nao..tym u 4 take go anoda country,u go take am dey learn ukrainian language..honestly,how naijans go 2 countries like ds 4 education,beats d amazement out of me..in order 2 hav pple say they studied 'abroad'..some of dem can go 2 places like Somalia

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  7. They are also called international students. I just laugh. So many of my friends are studying medicine in ukrane and they pay as low as that too. They better practise their proffession over there. I don't no why parents and even students do this. Ukrane is one of the poorest countries in europe. The racism there is crazy! Just because a country is filled with white people it means they are better. Nysc camp, ud see. Students who schooled in greece, cyprus, and even turkey! Wtf is happening. And they look down on u that went to private uni or fed uni. The schools they go to there is not even as good as the worst private univeristy here. Cus nigerian students like cheap schools abroad and then they come back and say they went to a prestigious university. Very soon na students go dey go zambia and zimbabwe...... Tsheeeew!

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    1. My dear u say zimbabwe? Some1 told her friend is in cotonou studying. I was speechless. It was said wth all pride

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    2. My dear yes o,I know pple who even studied law in cotonou o,its jst crazy,no matter how education bad reach 4 dis country abeg its too degrading.

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  8. Little wonder some of my house officers that studied in Ukraine are so clueless, they'd put GEJ to shame. Used to wonder the point of spending so much on their non-education. To be fair, some of them are willing to learn and so hardworking that within a few months they're good to go.

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  9. You people really sound ignorant. I hope you know the former solviet bloc is renowed for its science/medical programmes. A lot of europeans from frnace, germany go to romania, russia and ukraine for surgeries that are too expensive in their home countries. Same standards, more affordable rates. Their medical programmes are even better and more equipped than the ones in Nigeria. And believe it or not, i've met a lot of eastern europeans that speak way better english than a lot of nigerians.

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  10. Ladun, you really need to improve on your writing skills. I was surprised an Ambassador would say this about his host country but found this not to be the case after reading through. Your headline is so misleading you could be called a liar. If you had used "about" instead of "against", the punch would have been softened a bit.

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  11. Abeg egypt n madagascar dey o.. Make una go study (abroad) dere

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  12. anon 16 October, 2012 09:19 thanks oh. the universities in cotonou and egypt are american style ones. much better than the best private unis in naija.
    Romania is in the EU how can they be running from the home office? more ignorance.

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  13. lagos_is_my_home16 October, 2012 13:59

    Yes Anony 13.17, there are lots of them running from home office and living illegally...Agreed Romania and Bulgaria joined the EU only in 2007 , and even with that they do not have the same rigths as other EU countries. They can move freely without visa btw EU countries but can't work and need to apply for a special work visa or some yellow/ blue card that takes months to get . Students from romanian and bulgarian schooling in uk are only permitted to work 20hours like an international student

    One of my best mate is mixed Naija/Romanian so I am a bit familar with their work visa process

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  14. LOL!Thank u jare @ LagosIsMyHome! Don't mind Anon 13:17!
    He/She must think they just dropped some serious knowledge. Prolly never left the shores of their village b4! If u don't know the EU commission guard the perks they give out to countries very closely! Romanians especially are one of the HIGHEST immigration offenders in the EU that are in the UK! So shattap ya mouth! See it like ignorance. ignorance ur left tit!

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  15. Lagos is my home; thanks for your points and making them politely.
    As for the stupidly named android you showed more ignorance with your response. I bet you didn't know what Lagos is my home typed until you read her post. Next time when you make a comment be more specific bloody ignoramus. You have now come back with an afterthought. You who didn't know they were in the EU? What village? Ha ha you just got schooled.

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  16. Lol @ I didn't know they were in the EU. Dude/Dudette I already said they hide from the Home Office..na u come carry ur peanut brain dey yarn "ignorance and EU"...feeling like an intelligent idiot!

    Obviously u haven't left ur village for u to automatically assume that ALL europeans countries get ALL the privileges! Ewure!

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  17. All this hate is blc someone said ignorance..... Abeg free the person , kilode.

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  18. Ukraine is for pple who can not afford better education in the US, UK or Canada.

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  19. Why travel to Ukraine to study? You can now have a qualitative , affordable and open access university education in Nigeria.

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  20. reason b4 u guyz tlk..education n nija z wackd..itz beta 2 b n a prv8 uni which payz almst d xame wit ukrainian uniz bt unlike d prv8 uniz ukraine uniz offa med. A frnd of mynd jst did her IT n nija afta ha 4th yr in ukraine in a tush private hospt..nd guess wat d sch gv her suportn docz. No mata hw u eat urself up for does dat cn affort to study in ukraine,u kip blamin does dat are tryin to beta deir lives..u'll stay der nd remain der..people of vision don't boda abt oda pple sucess...xo if u c urself bothering weda odaz go 2 ukraine us uk ghana kenya wereva to study dn u my dear..ur clueless abt ur own life..

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  21. I think it is better for those who want to go to Ukraine for studies should heed the advice of first studying the Ukrainian language so as to enable them have their lectures in their local language for better understanding of their course.

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  22. If anyone of you guys is going to Ukrainian and needs to acquire sufficient vocabulary to get along in basic situations including less-frequently-taught but used words and phrases you can study here: http://www.funkyukrainian.com

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