Russia-Ukraine War: Nigerian Medical Students Resume Lectures Online, Commence Training In Local Hospitals
Nigerian medical students and other escapee students who fled Ukraine during due to Russian invasion have been directed to commence studies online.
This was contained in a letter from the Karazin Kharkiv National University signed by the acting Director, International Education, Andrii Polivantsev.
Recall that Russia sent tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine on February 24, 2022, in an alleged effort to degrade the military capability of its Southern neighbour and root out people it called dangerous nationalists.
According to the letter, the medical students had also been granted waivers to have their practical medical lessons in hospitals in their countries of residence.
The letter partly reads, “Karazin Kharkiv National University informs you that all foreign students of all countries have classes online in spring semester 2021-2022 academic year and don’t have opportunity to take part in practical works due to the situation in Ukraine.
“So, we ask local government officials to allow all international students of Ukrainian universities to go through practical work in local private or government hospitals as it depends on students’ courses in their countries.
“The report on practical training at the homeland drawn up on the form of a medical institution that indicates the amount of acquired practical skills signed by a doctor, head of practice, will allow the university to enrol in practical training for students in spring semester 2021-2022 academic year.”