Investors propose Ukrainian University in Imo


Top Ukrainian business delegates from the International Chamber of Commerce (I.C.C) Ukraine visited Owerri, Imo State recently to support the education sector. The team of experts, mostly executive council officials of More Educational Services Ltd – a subset of the Chamber with interest in educational bilateral support services, said the purpose of the visit was to initiate a working partnership with Governor Rochas Okorocha to fast track the development of the area.
The foreign business delegates, led by Mr. Maksym Tsygankov, a top Ukrainian education expert and Sales/Marketing Director of More Educational Services Ltd and Mrs. Olena Protsenko, Executive Director, More Educational Services were received by the Deputy Governor of the state, Prince Eze Madumere.
The delegates expressed the Chamber’s desire to partner with the government of Imo State in scholarship offers, human capacity trainings, waste-to-wealth projects, gas exploration projects, exportation of agricultural products and city development projects in the state. They also identified other areas of possible partnership to include aviation training in Ukraine for two students in each of the 27 local government areas of the state as well as the setting up of a Ukrainian University in the state to offer courses in specialized fields that are rare in Nigeria but prominent in the Ukraine.
Director of the project, Mrs. Olena Protsenko, revealed that Imo State was carefully selected for this educational offer in the South East because her indigenes have the highest number of applications for foreign studies into different Ukrainian schools in the entire south east region.
The Deputy Governor expressed the state government’s readiness to partner with them and promised to convey their letters of formal interest to Governor Okorocha.
The facilitator of the visit, Mr. Innocent Winners, expressed joy with the outcome of the meeting.  “Government alone cannot do everything, hence my informed decision to invite the foreign investors to partner with the state,” he said.
Head of Media, Information and Strategy, More Educational Services Ltd, Mr. Segun Bailey Adeniji said plans were underway to provide aviation training for about 57 indigent students across the 27 local government areas of the state to study in Ukraine.

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