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Nigerian Ambassador to Ukraine warns Nigerians against Studying in Ukranian Universities



Studying in Ukraine, has in recent times, been a topic of debate considering the alleged racial discrimination being experienced by Nigerian students and the problem of communicating in English Language. As English is not the official language spoken in Ukraine, Nigerian students often have difficulties in communicating when they travel there for their studies.

To buttress this, the Nigerian Ambassador to Ukraine, Frank Ngozi Isoh, has advised Nigerian parents 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 sponsor students to sub-standard universities abroad and Ukraine was one of the countries mentioned.  The 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.

In a recent report by Daily Trust, the Ambassador made some startling revelations that raises some doubts about the idea of studying in Ukraine.

The Ambassador said that Nigerians won’t get the best when it comes to studying in Ukraine with the English Language. “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 the English language.”

While noting that 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, the Ambassador further said that the people who teach them in English language are natives of Ukraine who are also not very proficient in the language.

He advised students who want to study in Ukraine to first learn the local language in order to get the best out of the education system. While speaking on Universities in Ukraine offering medical courses, he said he doesn’t think Nigerian medical students trained in English get the best. “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.” 

It was only weeks ago that news of a Nigerian student studying in Ukraine who faced life imprisonment for allegedly defending himself against six teenagers surfaced in the media {click here to read it}. What was noteworthy about his case is that he was remanded in detention for several days by the Ukrainian police who refused to take the case to court citing unavailability of the police to get an interpreter for him.

If you were planning on studying in Ukraine, it might be wise to listen to the advice of the Ambassador.

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. Gimmer

    October 15, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Ukraine of all places? i mean , these nigerians sef need to start respecting themselves.

    • lisa

      October 15, 2012 at 5:17 pm

      That was funny! LOL

    • Charles Achodo

      October 7, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      No they are. Enter than our local universities where it takes 10years to finish a 4year degree programme amd 12 for medicine. Our educational system is broken, sick and useless. The ambassador and the host of government official in Nigeria should face fixing our degenerate and defaced educational system than complain about those of other nations. As for the a,bass ardor, he is a classic idiot and fool who has nothing to inform. His level of education,is poor and lacks crucial cap pacify for meaning full analysis. He is a representation of fe uneducated and enemies of education who rule Nigeria

    • mallam

      October 16, 2012 at 9:17 am

      If the Nigerian system is working no one would want to leave the country .Many people can talk about a problem but only true leaders can do something about,Mr ambassador you are a leader sent there do something about all you have said, of which l know you don’t know a shit about.

    • sam

      August 5, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      i can’t just imaging what this man is saying even in the states students do bad thing even a recent incident is guy tried to blow up a stuff in the UK just because you are in government money does not mean everybody can afford where you send your children to.if you want to study you will i am over here in ukraine all his claims are bullshit i believe he is talking out of experience of his wayward children and relative whom he shipped here but children who know where they are coming from are the best and even receive awards from the schools..he talks like its not because of the system we all ran away from Nigeria. i tell you the educational system here is five times better than nigeria

    • unknown

      April 4, 2013 at 7:24 pm

      yo! why should nigerians start respecting themselves because they go 2 ukraine 2 study?if our educational system was good in nigeria would anyone leave the country? think man!!!


      April 5, 2013 at 4:50 pm

      Hi Gimmer,
      I have been following your comments. They sound good for somebody who is in a vantage position of enjoying the corrpution fund in Nigeria from your relations or parents involved in the monumental looting in politics and public service. I have not been to Ukraine but reading through some doucuments on the country I can see that it will take Nigeria up till year 2090 AD to get to where they are today. Some Universities in Ukraine are more 100 years old with master-piece edifices and equipment. So there is no basis for comparison at all as Nigeria is definitely not in the race. How many Nigerian University Teaching Hospitals have a research department? How many professors of medicine in Nigeria can perform basic surgeries -brain, heart, kidney, etc? None, not even one ! Even when they try it your chances of survival is 20%, and if you die in the process either by their error or otherwise, that is it-no explanations or questions asked.What you are saying about Ukriane is akin to what was being said about India in the past.Some years back Indians were teachers in Nigeria , and when they left in the mid 80’s our performance in Mathematics and sciences in colleges dropped. NUC and Nigerian professors insist the degrees from India must be accompanied by detailed transcript becuase they are “sub-standard” but yet Nigerians rush to india to undertake the most basic surggeries even carried out by student doctors. There is no Nigerian proffessor in Electronics Engineering that knows how the GSM phone works or how it can be produced but most countries including Ukraine and India produce their own phones . There is nothing to be learnt in these universitiesas you cannot teach what you do not know.
      In the 60’s Nigeria alongside India and Brazil, were predicted to be the next group of emerging markets in technoligical development and science. Today both Brazil and India are fifty-technology years ahead of Nigeria. Forget this thing!

      The son of My friend studying mediceine in Ukraine was on holiday in Lagos last year , and decided to do no-fee attachment with one of the high brow hospitals in V/i. At a point they had an emergency ; it was the boy that took over and taught the “Professors” the right emergency surgeries procedures, which saved the life of the patient,to the amazement of the grey-haired doctors in attendance . Bros Get knowledge where ever it is ,Nigeria is a proud, “Clay-foot” giant!

    • Kenneth

      July 2, 2014 at 11:15 pm

      This is a bloody lie. You sound like one who has issues to grind with Nigerian doctors. You may wish to know that more than fifty percent of Nigerian trained doctors are employed in the US and UK alone. If they were not good they would not be employed. Kidney transplants, bone marrow transplantation and other high technology surgeries have taken place in Nigeria by Nigerians. If government fail to equip hospitals to enable the practitioners give their best you do not blame. The cutting edge medical services being offered today in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and similar countries in the Middle East were established and nurtured by Nigerian trained doctors.
      You capped your hatred and falsehood when you said a medical student guided or directed a professor of surgery to carry out an operation. No where in the world would any body allow a medical student handle a surgical knife, how much more putting it on a patient. I can tell you that even trained doctors from Ukraine and neighboring countries have not been finding it easy fitting into our medical system because of gross deficiency in their training. What many countries do with machine Nigerians do with their hands and senses. Modern medical equipment would have been preferred but governments have failed to do their bits. On the average over 500,000 Nigerians are treated daily in. Nigerian hospitals. This is exclusive of the over 150,000 surgeries performed. When next you want to talk about medicine please get your facts correct. My advice is that Nigerians should harken to the Ambassador.

    • martin

      November 24, 2014 at 10:19 am

      Nigerian doctors that migrated to USA are placed in USA Universities for compulsory FURTHER studies and trainings for than 2 years. They work as assistant Doctors under supervisions and are paid.. USA upgradeS NIGERIAN doctors because the universities they graduate from, lacks the basic equipments. Nigerian Doctors that graduated from Nigerian universities are good in Theories and not practicals. Get it right …Nigerian doctors in Nigeria can’t run a simple tests.

    • Charles Achodo

      October 7, 2013 at 12:05 pm

      No they are. Enter than our local universities where it takes 10years to finish a 4year degree programme amd 12 for medicine. Our educational system is broken, sick and useless. The ambassador and the host of government official in Nigeria should face fixing our degenerate and defaced educational system than complain about those of other nations.

    • uchman

      December 18, 2015 at 11:37 pm

      Dumbass if you cant afford education just say so . we come out with better results & have better opoortunities so please dont speak.

  2. Joy Nwankwo

    October 15, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Ukraine…..wat on earth will i be thinking. I jst imagine the racist abuse they will be facing there in the name of schooling.

    • Alex

      April 4, 2013 at 7:22 pm

      apparently, you aint thinking at all, i have been living in Ukraine for 4 year now and my flatmates are Ukrainian, i haven’t felt safer in my life. You studying in Nigerian university, where you live constantly in fear of strike,cultism, and boko haram attacks in some states…to mention a few,are you any better?

  3. Sylvia

    October 15, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    WOW, that’s all I can say

  4. Daisy

    October 15, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Gimmer dear don’t say so. They are only going there because it’s basically the same price or even cheaper than our private universities, which have become the alternative to the education crisis in Nigeria.
    That said, I think the ambassador’s tale is sketchy. I’m a doctor and medicine doesn’t require that you understand or even speak english language.
    What does she mean by substandard schools? If we put our Nigerian universities to the test, we all know what the result would be.

    • Dr. Dee

      October 15, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      @ Daisy, you are missing the point. It is clear from the Ambassador’s statement that most of the Nigerian medical students in Ukraine are receiving their medical training in english language by Ukranian lecturers who are not proficient in english. She is therefore advising Nigerian students who want to study medicine in Ukraine to learn the Ukranian language first, so that they can receive their medical training in the same language with the local Ukranian medical students.

    • shina

      October 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm

      get your facts right before giving your opinion.. the ambassador just said a lot of crap… and mind you its a HE not a SHE.. guess you did not even care to find out who the ambassador is lozzz

    • olaedo

      October 15, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      thank you Dr Dee for that clarification, at Shina see pot calling kettle black, you are the one that lost the whole point the ambassador was making. Gosh!! learn to read properly before deciding to admonish another person. thank you

    • matazz

      October 16, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      first things first has any of you been to Ukraine…the so called ambassador is an ass hole trust me on that .i been here for 3 years and its still way better than Nigerian universities

    • OLSOW

      October 16, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      As a final yr medical student in Ukraine I think I have enough authority on this issue. I was a medical student in Nigeria too and for what it’s worth, the Nigerian medical education is too far below its Ukrainian counterpart. On the issue of racism, I have been stabbed for no reason in Ukraine, but I want to let us know that the worst physical attack I’ve had in my life was in Nigeria. Ukraine is a far much better place to live in than Nigeria. How do you compare an ordered society like Ukraine to a disordered one like Nigeria? We talk about the Nigerian in jail here. As it is pitiful, let’s not forget that our Nigerian govt will not protect her own citizens against foreigners. Should we not borrow a leaf from the Ukrainian govt and learn how to stand by our own people in the face of foreign conflict? I speak perfect Russian and Ukrainian along with five other foreign languages. No doubt, my English is pristine! On this authority, I refute the fact that my Ukrainian teachers, doctors and Professors are not proficient in English. How do u mean proficient? These are excellent professionals who are able to communicate their expertise in a language totally different from theirs. Should we not be applauding this beautiful and extremely intelligent people rather than castigating them? Some of our supposed Nigerian professionals have studied in English since childhood and still are not able to not shamefully murder the English language. I can go on and on but I have to stop. Financially, $5000 tuition alone and not $3000 is no small money. How dared our ambassador call it small in the face of the rampant poverty in Nigeria? It is always heart breaking for us here to know that we are in country poorer than our great nation Nigeria, but a country that offers us more than Nigeria hopes to offer.

    • Easy!

      October 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm

      Its will storm you that the lecturers (Doctors) are highly proficient in English. Took special training outside their profession and are extremely good at their jobs. A lot of them are well traveled contrary to what the ambassador might say. The is literary racism Everywhere. I experienced it in Canada this summer. I have met very good Dr’s who studied in English medium Ukraine presently working in the Uk and in Nigeria. I had a 6 months training in Ukraine and that is why I know all these. 🙂
      Check out the results of international Student medical Exams in Nigeria and u will see that Ukrainian students passed more. Besides, the education system in Nigeria is worth been abolished!

    • Sleekyman

      April 4, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      You need to be here to know what is really going on. I am a student here and like Daisy said, you do not need to speak Ukrainian or Russian to learn when it comes to medicine. Also someone of the lectures here speaks good English better than some Nigerians. Mind you there are so many students from India here and India is the place Nigerians fly to for treatment they can not get in Nigeria, so what is her point? Go to Nigerian Embassy in kiev and see how they will treat you like a foreigner ? If Nigeria is better than Ukraine when it come to education, no one will come here to study. There is a friend of mine who classmates from Ghana passed their exams in Ghana while out of 400 people that wrote in Nigeria only 100 passed so ask yourself why? they all studied in Ukraine.

    • kochklassiq

      July 4, 2013 at 10:25 am

      How proficient do you expect these Nigerian students to be in Ukraine language to be able to catch up lectures with their native ukrainian. Medicine requires no grammar. studying in English medium will be far better than learning Ukrainian native language my dear

    • flip flop

      April 2, 2013 at 3:57 pm

      He means that the universities teaching medicine using the English language instead of ukranian language. drugim slabami, Dr, vlad and Dr, Irina teaching IN ENGLISH.

  5. sami

    October 15, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    @gimmer what do u know?? keyboard warrior,, road to airport u nor knw,, bad belle!

    • Gimmer

      October 15, 2012 at 5:28 pm

      Lol..i am something you can only dream to become. that’s all i will say to you honey. now run alon

    • musa

      October 25, 2012 at 6:49 pm

      @gimmer, ur right.

  6. goldfinch

    October 15, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    reason why our leaders must improve the standard of our educational system.
    Even in Ghana sef naija students boku for dia.
    This is why I’m supporting the bill that public servants shouldn’t be allowed to send their children abroad.

  7. Egusi

    October 15, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    The first thing one should look at whenopting to study abroad apart from the costs of course is the marketability of their degree….a US degree from a community college goes further than a Ukranian degree in this world it i sjust the way things are

    • Gimmer

      October 15, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      thank you…our UI, Uni Lag, Ife etc better pass these jagbajantis in Ukraine. naijas sometmes assume that anything outsiode of naija is always better…nope. not always better

    • shina

      October 15, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      can you back that up with facts???? you mean better in terms of using 7 years to do a 4 year course, or having to use the same equipments my grandpa studied with to study in the 21st century, or lecturers who believe they know all already and really do little to improve themselves, or the fact that our govt does not set aside any funds for research in these “glorious” universites??? pls tell me how they are better…

    • dee

      October 16, 2012 at 11:40 am

      i’m sorry but you are very wrong!! that’s why we won’t move forward in this country kmt. ppl will just be sugar-coating our problems

    • matazz

      October 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      if i slap you

    • Zegze

      October 16, 2012 at 6:43 pm

      Hater!! Just because you cannot afford it. Ukraine is beyond Nigeria in all aspects of education and development. Mr. gimmer stop hating. you couldn’t even afford a ghanian visa. Hater!!

    • Kenneth

      July 2, 2014 at 11:39 pm

      Most people studying Medicine in Ukraine are those who could not gain admission here. Period.

    • Temi

      October 16, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      LOL. Egusi, do you know that only 95 Nigerian students who graduated abroad passed their licensing exams, and most of them were from Ukraine?

    • candyjay

      April 4, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      taaa sharap! dere! who said only one ukranian student passed so pls dont say what u dont know pass ko pass ni

    • Ada

      March 6, 2014 at 7:56 am

      I agree with you. Well, I am studying in Canada and I know how immigrants face the issue of transferable degrees into the Canadian system. They will specifically tell you that your degree is lesser in grading and other aspects… Foreign Graduates usually from asia and africa and some european countries work at the mall, taxi drivers and all other petty jobs in Canada.
      Studying medicine in canada, US and UK is better though.

    • chinyere

      May 5, 2014 at 10:17 pm

      Pls Ada I want to study medicine in Canada, how do I go about it. I have BSC in nursing.

    • Elvis

      December 27, 2014 at 10:32 am

      Hello, I will love to study medicine in Canada or Ukraine , i have a degree in biochemistry. Can someone please give me a rundown on everything, will really appreciate , my email is [email protected]. thanks.

  8. Yellowsissy

    October 15, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    As in lmao

  9. nems

    October 15, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    This is not cool! People should do their research first before going ‘Abroad’ to study. I’m sure some money making yeye agency sold them the idea.

  10. sami

    October 15, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    people wey never leave their village dey get choice of where they would like to study,,who nor go nor know,,am a nigerian student studying in ukr,,while the ambassadors comments are not entirely false,,the issue of racism which is not as rampant,,only exists in the very big cities,, as for the language issue,it does not apply to every school,,if u wanna study in ukr u have to choose a school that has training foreign students for a long time or u learn the lang and study in it! Bci!

    • shina

      October 15, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      tell them oooo… an ambassador that does not even leave his office is the one they are backing their judgement on… laolu that is in detention, how many times did he visit him…. just once and since then nothing has been heard from the embassy

    • olaedo

      October 15, 2012 at 9:27 pm

      Shina you are so annoying !! ignoramus !! again, read what sam wrote before you start airing your thoughts and opinions! my goodness!!

  11. sami

    October 15, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    been in ukr for about for years now,,and if naija was like this,,there wouldn’t have been any need,, ”the p with nigerians is that we think of ourselves more highly than we really are” thats why we’re stagnant!

  12. adelegirl

    October 15, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    I just do not understand the rationale in going to study in Ukraine especially when Ukrainians are even going outside their country to study in English speaking countries. I saw a few really young students at the bank the other trying to buy forex for their Ukrainian university application/school fees and I just felt so sorry for them, thinking about the hardship that awaits these fresh-faced naive looking students. The Nigerian Government is to blame for this. Our educational system is so bad that people will rather go to far flung ends of the earth countries where they’ll endure such racist attacks than study in Nigeria. Still, I hope people learn from this. And as to the quality of the Ukrainian degree, I doubt that any serious minded employer of labour in Nigeria would want to employ Ukrainian graduates after reading this and if the Nigerian High Commission in Ukraine releases the damning report as it said it intends to do, it would be even worse. What a shame…

    • matazz

      October 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      racism dwells everywhere even in your so called Nigeria. igbos are racist to Yorubas and vice versa its everywhere

    • Zara

      January 7, 2013 at 11:15 am

      Hey go sit somewhere! U know nothing

  13. LadyTee

    October 15, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Sometimes my heart burns for the upcoming generation in Nigeria. If I could just wipe out all the gov’t officials and say lets begin a new Nigeria I would do so. So many questions yet few answers. If the money in Nigeria was going to the directions and places it is meant for, that place would be a place of royal highness. There is money there, it just need to be put in good use.

  14. Jessica

    October 15, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    my friend I feel u guys should find out fact before commenting. in the recent medical licensing exam that was just concluded fro the second to 4th of October in enugu Nigeria. this exam was done by all medical students that graduated abroad. Only 97 students passed the exam out of that 97, 22 were from just one university in Ukraine, now tell me what you talking about. there were oder students from island ,and other so called english speaking countries that did not pass, so i believe ur performance to apart from weda u tot in English or hausa is not dependent on how u tot. by the way not that the English the teachers speak is bad, its really better than it was about 5 years ago. so please bfr writing here. find out about facts before commenting. and am sure the fee is not 3000USD.

    • evans

      June 26, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      jessica i want to apply for an admissiopn in ukraine do you have any idea on how to aply for 2013/2014 session
      please call via +2348063991936
      thanks i will be waiting your call

  15. Jessica

    October 15, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    speaking about qualification for studies. no system is perfect in this world. have you guys forgotten of what happened in london metropolitan a few months back.

  16. ose

    October 15, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    and this is what i have to say. the medical schools in ukraine have excellent teachers who understand and communicate in English. if not, how else would the students ever understand anything. i want to assume that the ambassador is refering to non-medical universities in ukraine for which i can agree. still, there are some non-medical universities where english is the language of communication. people should really be careful how they judge unless they have facts. that he is the ambassador to ukraine is not to say he knows everything about the system of education and it is definately not nice to hide behind the cover of the internet and bad mouth others.

    • candyjay

      April 4, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      abegi shutup! i ve been here for 3 years im a medical student the only thing we do hear is to cram wat we were tot that very day and the ambassador is very right and the medical students in my school are the chief organisers of party the only thing they do here is competion in fashion and not education they dont know ANYTHING so u cant compare Nigerian med student to ukranian med student cos they ll beat u down, when i was coming here i was so prepared to come and meet so many competitors so i ll study harder i to i was gonna be involved in so many school activities but for where? nothing like that here the only thing they know to open a fashion blog and be showing us what they wore to school today and how to sleep with boyz to collect 25 dollars to buy shoe on ebay and also the boyz going about telling their friends who they ve had sex with had it been the med uni here was really good ll they all ve time to be doing all these??? pls answer

    • pledged sister

      December 6, 2013 at 4:55 pm

      reali?perhaps dats in ur uni

  17. jessica

    October 15, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    speaking about unqualified students. am not sure about that. but for that i can say no system is 100 percent efficient. did you guyz forgot about that happend in London metropolitan a few months ago. so please lets not cos some people cut their caots according to their sizes begen to castigate. If i dont have 20000usd to send ma child or brother to school , what should i do?, when the Nigerian system its self is something else.

    • Anon

      October 16, 2012 at 1:48 am

      Work on your English please. Thanks. Nice points.

  18. sami

    October 15, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    @jessica please tell em oo,,pple just pass judgement without factz!

  19. Tokunbo

    October 15, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    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…

    • Nony

      October 15, 2012 at 11:58 pm

      And Nigerians are angels in white clothing abi?

    • Anon

      October 16, 2012 at 1:50 am

      Romania is in the EU so why should they be running from the Home Office?

  20. shina

    October 15, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    i see a lot of folks here who haven’t steeped out of their various states in naija before not to talk of going abroad commenting… well to start with i study in ukraine and its in English, while the ambassador might be right, but making it a general thing is far from the truth. Learning in english here is as good as in Russian or ukrainian, though there are few exceptions, but they try to translate to the best of their ability for you.. and about racism even in the USA there is racism for crying out loud, while it might be more prevalent in former soviet states, but if you no pass your boundary you wont get attacked, i’m a testament to that.. the guy who is in detention now, i study in the same city with him, while i sympathize with him, the fact is that he was already drunk when he got into the fight with the Ukrainian guys, if he was not high he wont be in detention now, cos the fight was avoidable anyways…. so get your facts before passing judgement

    • Lizzy

      April 4, 2014 at 11:52 am

      Ukraine students, when posting kindly give suggestion and informations on schools in ukraine or in russia that their educational standard I̶̲̥̅̊s̶̲̥̅̊ high and that would drill Ʊ τ̅Ơ̴̴̴̴͡ read hard and not the na crame na pour school. Pls for admission purpose pls.

  21. partyrider

    October 15, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    i have a friend that graduated from med school in ukraine and 2 others in their final year. all i can say is that they know their stuff well and are not average students..
    as i don’t study or live in Ukraine i cant speak about the racism and the issues of english..
    on a side note,for the fact a school is not in the UK,US,canada, etc does NOT mean the school is crappy. there are alot of very good medschools in europe(with the exception of the UK).the fact that the names of those countries sound funny or cos u dont hear them often does not mean they are not good.
    i speak as a medstudent that schools in europe too..broaden your minds people.

    by the way there are medstudents that graduate from those ‘posh’ countries that cant stand students that graduate from this same Ukraine and other schools in europe.

  22. rita

    October 15, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    See Nigerians talking about racism,lets ask ourselves are we better?we shldn’t compare ourselves with ukrainians cos they r far better than us!

  23. konnie

    October 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    I have always wondered why people go to third world Europe to study. The Ukrainian are escaping the place, why would people spend money sending their children there. Once you get that degree, if you do get it, you now have a problem of finding a job with a non recognized degree. Go figure

  24. Lisa

    October 15, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Oh! please i equally study in ukraine, but i study in english not in ukrainain language because i didn’t do the language course cos i went directly to my first year i studied with a group was the only black girl but to be honest i never faced any case of racism not even from my teachers they were all so nice to me not all ukrainians are racist most of them are friendly and yes they have very good teachers i am an economic student not a medical student but i can tell you that ukrainians are very good when it comes to medicine some study in english some study in ukrainian language it depends on the student language or not it doesn’t change the fact that one who will make a good meddical will make whether you study in their language or not.

    • olumide

      December 21, 2013 at 2:19 pm

      lisa am a nigerian and am plaining to study aeronautical and aviation engineering in january pls advice me on my plans to study or not to study in ukrain pls reply me be4 i pay tution fee

  25. nich

    October 15, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    covenant university is a good school that i think most nigerians should go to

    • Temi

      October 16, 2012 at 6:56 pm

      LOOOOOOOOL I have to assume that was a joke

  26. Naveah

    October 15, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Is it the language that is a problem or the rascism? Speak clearly Mr. Isoh and stop sugar coating things! I have had family members who got their medical degrees in Russia, they went straight from Nigeria there, finished and moved on…one even moved to Poland and raised his children there for a few years. So what was different about then to now? ECONOMICS, my dear Mr. Isoh…okay? If you didn’t know which you very obviously don’t! These people in Russia and Ukraine are having a hard hard time economically and when people are frustrated they will take it out on those they perceive are putting a strain on their lives by coming to struggle for the little that they are trying to maintain for themselves.

    Was it not recently that we read in blogs about a Nigerian man being accosted by four Ukrainian citizens and rascist epithets were used? The man ended up being placed in jail while the Ukrainians faced no consequences? Did I not also read in the same reports that the Nigerian ambassador to Ukraine only visited said young man ONCE and never went back? Would that ambassador not have been you, my dear Mr. Isoh?

    You, Mr. Izoh were you fluent in Russian and/or Ukrainian BEFORE you got there? AND instead of DISCOURAGING PEOPLE why don’t you organized for classes in Russian/Ukrainian at the embassy to help these young students compete at a higher level? As a “leader” shouldn’t you see solutions and possibilities rather than impossibilities and issues?

    Last but not least, who in the hell did you bribe to get that job?

    • Ay

      October 16, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      @Naveah GOD bless you! exactly what i’m saying… The man is dysfunctional and does nothing for us here. He knows nothing about the money we spend here. He’s just a shameless old man. wonder how he got the job.

  27. woozie

    October 15, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    ukraine is far better than nigeria, they have a stable educational system,basic infrastructures and recognized certificates. if those aluu4 were in ukraine,we won’t have heard such news let alone witness it. all those critics should think more about improving nigeria’s fallen system rather than criticize others…nigeria’s problem remains with nigeria…we really have a long way to go. the ambassadors are thieves, eating money and not doing anything visible for nigerians…while their children are in other countries enjoying their loot, they are trying to rubbish the name of another nation educating nigerians, it would never be well with these set of people..u r just jobless…shut ur dirty mouths and get d fuck outttttttt…VSYO!

    • Chuks

      May 5, 2014 at 2:11 pm

      Hi, lisa i want to study in ukraine which varsity will be suitable

  28. woozie

    October 15, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    that ambassador…a he or a she is not patriotic….we don’t even know him in ukraine….or her…ask him/her how he/she is living in ukraine. when last was there power failure?
    i rest my case.

  29. Amber

    October 15, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    The fact is get ur fact right on whatever school you want to study in,be it Russia,Cuba,India,Trinidad ,Venezuela etc..there’s nothing wrong in studying outside naija if u have the opportunity.Just be sure u don’t go to where u will be half baked ,if not some naija pple can so make ur life miserable(even coming fully baked) cos they feel they have the best in their country.

  30. ela

    October 15, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Jessica , u are an Angel. Thank you for the defending our brothers and sister. Wrong facts very wrong facts

  31. legal boi

    October 15, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    someone here said ukraine of all places… u dey mad … ur papa i bet u no one in ur generation has stepped out of 9ja to any surrounding africa country. tell me which system in nigeria is working. every day it’s ukraine dis or that…… if d ambassdor said it’s cos of d cheap fees den he is stupid also. we should stay in nigeria when u guys have also failed…… nothing is working…. my country has failed us. which minister or government official kid study in nigeria . which ? our parents can afford ukraine . abeg make una let us be wic kind life… all u ppl know how to do is talk rubbish. no facts and u sit back assume lies… the only thing to change that country is Mentality …..that is just it.

    • Aminu kano

      July 16, 2013 at 8:47 pm

      i dey behind you sis, all our leaders are greeeeedy incompetent bastards.

  32. Lyn

    October 15, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    These guys will come back with their quack degrees and open up clinics and start murdering people. Serious case of complex

    • matazz

      October 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      do you even have sense?

  33. omoibo

    October 15, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    One of the best advise I ever got was whenever I find myself in a country or place that I intend on spending an extended period of time, the first thing to do is to learn the local language & culture as quickly as possible. Makes your stay there a heck of a lot easier when you’re able to communicate with the locals in their own language.

  34. Asiasands

    October 16, 2012 at 1:04 am

    fix the damn universities in Nigeria and there will be no need for Nigerian students in every crevice of the world looking for a good education!!!

  35. jen

    October 16, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Stupid Nigeria! Why would anyone want to travel to Ukraine to visit much less study, if our leaders care about our country the way other leaders care about their countries, I don’t see any nigerian struggling for countries with resources far less than ours. Nigerians we need to wake up and complain less.

  36. moses

    October 16, 2012 at 9:15 am

    With due respect mr ambassador. I study in ukraine. Am in my final.year now. Frm wat i gathered U have not spent up to a week. In ukraine how did u gather dat fact.. u also u fink 3000usd is small. How much are you paying my parents. So pls fortify nija system bfr opening ur guth sir. And my teachers speak good english to a larg extent. I hv ur got sir.

  37. anya

    October 16, 2012 at 9:20 am

    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.

    • Partyrider

      October 16, 2012 at 1:42 pm


    • Ema

      April 9, 2013 at 12:33 pm


  38. sassycassie

    October 16, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Some of you sound really ignorant. I hope you know the former solviet bloc is renowned for its science/medical programmes. A lot of europeans from frnace, germany etc 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. We really need to open up our minds and horizons. There are a lot of good schools that exist outside the US, UK and canada

    • Ayo

      October 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm

      Thank you for being one of the most sensible ppl on this thread

  39. NSG

    October 16, 2012 at 9:40 am

    I dont know about studying in English in Ukraine. I have worked with people who studied in Ukraine and they told me they had to learn the local language in the first year before continuing to study their preferred course in the local language. These guys are sound in their various disciplines I must confess. So I have no reason to say the standard of education there is so poor.

  40. adelegirl

    October 16, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Facts, what facts? Are we writing a thesis on Ukraine? We comment based on the story posted and our opinions. Most of the stories we’ve read about the treatment of Nigerians in Ukraine haven’t been exactly complimentary of the country. There’s the story of Pastor Sunday Adelaja, who’s reportedly being persecuted by the Ukrainian government and there is also the story of the Nigerian student facing life imprisonment in Ukraine. When that story was posted, where were you all to defend Ukraine and portray this positive side of the country? Most comments were derogatory of Ukraine so what do you expect us to think? It’s good to know that not all the stories we read about Ukraine reflect the whole and that our fellow Nigerians aren’t being subjected to racist abuse daily but because Ukraine is the first country some of you have probably ever been to outside Nigeria, it doesn’t mean that anyone that says anything negative about Ukraine is ignorant or not well travelled. Besides, there’s a general perception that Eastern European countries are racist especially towards blacks.

    • Dr. Dee

      October 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      God bless you adelegirl for your apt words. The internet is a perfect mask for the uninformed to spew nonsense!

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    October 16, 2012 at 10:27 am

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    My candid opinion on this matter: Wherever you go in the world (France, Ireland, Scotland, Norway, France, Holland, Germany, Iceland, Greece and so on) there is always a language challenge. Most countries in Europe teach with their native language,even those that teach using English don’t communicate so well (except aboriginal British or Americans even Scottish Professors have a poor use of standard English) but that does not mean they don’t know their onions. If the Ambassador’s complain was that the quality of education there is very poor is quite a different thing but saying that is because of their poor English language use is frankly baseless and bureaucratic.

  42. Ayo

    October 16, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    First, that Ambassador should shut his broke ass mouth up! He’s as useless to us here as the Nigerian govt. What are his ambassadorial duties in the first place? cos he seems he has abandoned it to chase after money. He does nothing to help the Nigerians here and NO! we don’t pay $3000 dollars. and let’s just assume we pay $3,000 as Tuition ALONE! what of the others? what an idiot! does he know that MOST of us pay $6000 annually for accommodation ONLY , asides tuition and other fees. about $2,000 on just food stuffs annually. Not to mention the cost of transport and the many other costs involved in living here in Ukraine. and then the 20,000 dollars he said is being paid to study in other places includes accommodation, books and sometimes food. and I’m not even going to talk about the books and hand outs we buy with our own money. He is a very stupid, dysfunctional man only interested in his pocket and how buoyant his bank account is. If he has taken his sweet time to just talk to us as an ‘Ambassador for Nigerians’ and find out how we NIGERIANS survive here, he’ll would know all of these facts and not run his mouth. 🙂
    yes i’m upset cos this man is not addressing the REAL issue here which is RACISM. Racism that he does nothing about, he hasn’t addressed us or even acknowledged that we are going through a lot of things that we need him to attend to.
    Now, if you ask us what we are doing here in spite of the racism, that’s where you have a point and we can’t argue about that. we’ve found ourselves here and we have to finish here. NOT talking about how much we spend here. and those enormous mouthed people talking abt U.I being better. lmao! shut up ur broke asses!

  43. Ayo

    October 16, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    i edited some of my grammatical errors from the first, hence the second

  44. Ay

    October 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    First, that Ambassador should shut his broke ass mouth up! He’s as useless to us here as the Nigerian govt. What are his ambassadorial duties in the first place? cos he seems he has abandoned them to chase after money. He does nothing to help the Nigerians here and NO! we don’t pay $3000 dollars. and let’s just assume we pay $3,000 as Tuition ALONE! what of the others? what an idiot! does he know that MOST of us pay $6000 annually for accommodation ONLY , asides tuition and other fees and about $2,000 on just food stuffs annually? Not to mention the cost of transport and the many other costs involved in living here in Ukraine. and then the 20,000 dollars he said is being paid to study in other places includes accommodation, books and sometimes food. and I’m not even going to talk about the books and hand outs we buy with our own money. He is a very stupid, dysfunctional man only interested in his pocket and how buoyant his bank account is. If he had taken his sweet time to just talk to us as an ‘Ambassador for Nigerians’ and find out how we NIGERIANS survive here, he would know all of these facts and not run his mouth.
    yes i’m upset cos this man is not addressing the REAL issue here which is RACISM. Racism that he does nothing about, he hasn’t addressed us or even acknowledged that we are going through a lot of things that we need him to attend to.
    Now, if you ask us what we are doing here in spite of the racism, that’s where you have a point and we can’t argue with you on that. we’ve found ourselves here and we have to finish here. NOT talking about how much we spend here. and those enormous mouthed people talking abt U.I being better. lmao! shut up ur broke asses!

  45. Ay

    October 16, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    First, with all due respect that Ambassador should shut his mouth up! He’s as useless to us here as the Nigerian govt. What are his ambassadorial duties in the first place? cos he seems he has abandoned them to chase after money. He does nothing to help the Nigerians here and NO! we don’t pay $3000 dollars. and let’s just assume we pay $3,000 as Tuition ALONE! what of the others? what an idiot! does he know that MOST of us pay $6000 annually for accommodation ONLY , asides tuition and other fees and about $2,000 on just food stuffs annually? Not to mention the cost of transport and the many other costs involved in living here in Ukraine. and then the 20,000 dollars he said is being paid to study in other places includes accommodation, books and sometimes food. and I’m not even going to talk about the books and hand outs we buy with our own money. He is a very dysfunctional man only interested in his pocket and how buoyant his bank account is. If he had taken his sweet time to just talk to us as an ‘Ambassador for Nigerians’ and find out how we NIGERIANS survive here, he would know all of these facts and not run his mouth.
    yes i’m upset cos this man is not addressing the REAL issue here which is RACISM. Racism that he does nothing about, he hasn’t addressed us or even acknowledged that we are going through a lot of things that we need him to attend to.
    Now, if you ask us what we are doing here in spite of the racism, that’s where you have a point and we can’t argue with you on that. we’ve found ourselves here and we have to finish here. NOT talking about how much we spend here. and those enormous mouthed people talking abt U.I being better. lmao! shut up ur broke asses!

  46. tk

    October 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    @Naveah GOD bless you! exactly what i’m saying… The man is dysfunctional and does nothing for us here. He knows nothing about the money we spend here. He’s just a shameless old man. wonder how he got the job.

  47. FAQ

    October 16, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Mr Nigerian Ambassador to Ukraine, do you know anything about diplomatic relations at all? How did you become an ambassador? What are your plans for relationship between Ukraine and Nigeria? Are you there to destroy the relationship between both countries or what? How long have you been in that country? Have you even bothered to study the language and the culture of the country you are in? The guy who is facing life imprisonment over there, what have you done about it? What are your plans for the Nigerians there? How many schools in Ukraine have you gone to visit? Have you even spoken to the Nigerian students there who are actually in the system? What do you know about the educational system in Ukraine? Again, Have you had a detailed conversation with the students there to know how it actually is? All the problems you stated, while you might not be able to solve all of them, the ones that are within your power to do, what have you done about it? Oh and by the way, How much do you earn and Where are your own children studying?

  48. vitek!

    October 16, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    wtf is dis…so wrong…i have been studying medcine in ukraine for 3 years now..we had the highest number of gradaunds among those who passed in d just concluded naija bssc exam amidst all other foreign countries…besides if i can study with 24hrs light, high speed internet where i get all the books free, 24hrs steady water, why wont i study comfortably and why wont i read….i was in OAU IFE,…AWO was trash puke!!!!

  49. Chukwudi

    October 16, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Wow is all i can say… I’ve lived in Ukraine for four years, never have i encountered a racial problem. no kidnapping, militancy, boko-haram, extra judicial killings, riots, trigger happy cops… nothing at all.. it’s only people that have not visited that can spew rubbish from their mouths… I went home to Nigeria last year, engaged myself with fellow med students, all i can say, is that I was impressed with my self. It may not be UK, US, Canada, but it is beautiful and clean… And by the way, we have a passive/non-existent ambassador who only sits in his office and generate “facts”. And by the way, my fees are not 3000usd, my apartment costs more than that a yr, my feeding, clothing and all upkeep are sure worth far more than that.. And by the way, my university is rated higher than all in Nigeria!

  50. kola

    October 16, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    people perish due to lack of knowledge….. its all about choice… im in ukraine nd i can tell u d whole stuff here z trash

  51. Lamp

    October 16, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Please I would advise all to calm down to analyze the situation in order not to provoke the politicians too much, Nigerian Medical and Pharmacy Licensing boards, ministry of education, etc because these guys are connected and depend on the embassy for information or reports. Half a loaf is better than none for the students and this should also advise the Ukraine institutions to step up if it is true. All is not about the money, language, place, country, etc. Africa still needs doctors so if the policy makers cannot improve and control the system to get people the choice and have a way out, they should suggest/advise the Ukraine Education ministry and also the Police in a friendly manner to promote peaceful relationship. It is true of the racial attacks but what are the African embassies doing? What measures are they putting in place to ensure safety of their own people? The embassy can also be organizing educational programs on racism, safety, etc on their National Televisions, radios, newspapers, etc. We all have a part to play in our countries and lives. One may have a point or a case but if it is not well presented, it can cause more harm than good. Once they have introduced short training back home to enable students pass the exams, let us stop the blaming because most policy makers are reading the comments. It is better to stop making the article popular because if not now, it may affect some students later. Lots of people from different countries are now reading and following it. All should calm down, and study to show or proof it when you get to the work place because some village students most times are better than the city ones. Embassies must help to solve it if they have identify the problem and not blame the students or system too much for it is easy in this cold.

  52. nef

    October 16, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    for every story there are 2 parts, this is the first, lets find the second part b4 acknowledging this report. Afterall, this is a business means Ukraine has used to gain development over this previous 10 years, they even used *foreigners study in their country* as a bargain for winning and hosting the EURO2012. Now what has Nigeria Done with her Education systems, you have a state with over 4 million people have 70% youth and they have just 1 state university, 1 or maybe no federal uni, maybe 1 or no private, an average maximum of 2 Universities per/nigerian city with over 1 million people. but is a racial country like ukraine, they have a up to 4 Uni in a city of 250,000 people having 40% young people… So do you expect Nigerians to keep on waiting for Jamb or strikes and all that? Not everyone can afford $5000 tuition fees,
    Let Mr Ambassador do more of help the situation because the Ukrainian Government will easily see to improvement as it is a means of Income for their country/ Unlike Fighting against Nigerians going to study there, where which there might be no probable improvements in the Nigerian Education system in nearest future

  53. Ade

    October 17, 2012 at 1:49 am

    The biggest issue here is, THE FAILED EDUCATION SYSTEM IN NIGERIA. The only thing I will say to the ambassador is, shame on you and other incompetent leaders in Nigeria. Nigeria, you have failed your citizens and to hell with these leaders who don’t address the real issues but come out to open their mouth and not do their research well.

    Nigerians will do anything, go anywhere even if it’s a poorer country to study. For many Nigerians, whatever country gives a quicker visa, cheaper tuition is what they go for. As long as they can get a better education in other countries than their own country. Many are spending so much money or the same amount or even less. The problem with Nigeria is, some of the fair universities is only for super rich people, so what happens to the majority of other Nigerians, average Nigerian? They are stuck to figure their own lives out. There are better opportunities in other countries than Nigeria, not every Nigerian can go to America or UK, so you settle for other options. I can’t blame Ukraine, because it’s their country, not every country is that welcoming to foreigners. When it comes to studying in a non English country, the best is to learn/speak their native language, which I’m sure will be difficult but you have to do what is necessary. So, people making ignorant statements that Ukraine of all places, can you just shut up because some Nigerians don’t have other options but to go study in these non English countries. What this ambassador should be doing if using common sense is sympathizing and looking for better ways to help with the situation.

  54. henrygreat

    October 17, 2012 at 10:04 am

    a lot of comments here has actually defined who you, your level of knowledge and your ability to control your emotions /feelings. a lot have used insulting, judgmental, antagonistic and even malicious words here. however, i must add that the greatest mistake was putting this on a social network, hereby allowing people to complicate issues for the students studying in ukraine. whatever the ambassador said should not be the first approach considering that he is just new and should have taken time not just to get facts but also to proffer solution to the problem on ground which is the reason why nigerian government sent him here. the ambassador should have sat down to consider the immediate problem and tackle the ones he can than to go public blaming parents and children studying here. by way of suggestion i would like to say that parents should consider the age of their children before sending them abroad and not just ukraine. secondly the number of students coming to ukraine should be strictly considered because some people are not even willing to study at the first place. thirdly Ukrainian embassy in nigeria should be addressed regarding the amount of money students pay to obtain their visa. fourthly, students less than 17 yrs should not be allowed to come to ukraine because of the racism and other social vices. international bodies will soon get hold of this publication and will use it against ukraine graduates. so my advice is that this stuff should be removed here to prevent further damage. finally, our educational system is in shamble and a mess. the government should rise to their responsibility for the benefit of the growing generation. don’t forget! education is the process of acquiring knowledge and knowledge is power!

  55. Ukwaeze2012

    October 17, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    The most important thing is for our children to understand that they are in a strange land, and are not the first to live in a strange land. Where some students are finding their way to the prison and racial discrimination, others are finding their way to recognition and Honour right right in the same strange land. We have heard from our children currently studying in Ukraine, their testimony is far much better than those of you who are basing their argument on they said. This student on the completion of their study are awarded a certificate that is recognized by the EU region. The best medical student graduate in the best of the universities in Nigeria can not even be honorably allowed to practice in Nigeria talk less of Benin or Togo. The number of Nigerian student in a private university in Benin Republic far much out number those in Ukraine, and some of them are medical students. One fact is that the youngest university of medicine in Ukraine is way back older than some of the old Nigerian university. Facilities available in this universities are regularly upgraded to accommodate growth in technology, how many Nigerian universities would do that instead of the authorities Incharge enriching their personal bank accounts with funds meant for such upgrades. The Ukraine lecturers can in no way be compared to their Nigerian counter parts. Where was this Frank Ngozi Isoh in all this years when Nigerian school proprietors have been tour Ukraine to understudy Ukraine education systems and find a way of taping their academic Wealth to enhance our derailing educational system. Do you know how many students at home now who made both their Waec and Jamb including post Jamb and yet were sent a letter to say sorry you were not admitted, Do you know how many parents that lost their ward in between Jamb and Post-Jamb to road accidents, which country in the whole globe can this happen. Admission to Ukrainian universities is not watered down as you have to qualify for it,the authorities don’t know anybody and as such is on merit. You will be fooling yourself if think anyone will listen to you if you do not merit it. There is always language issues if you must study in countries where English is not their first language, be it in Germany,France,even in china. Is even an advantage to study their language first,, why is the Frank Ngozi Isoh talking about fees, when in the actual fact there was no interaction with Nigerian student in UKRAINE. I want to believe that no body paid Frank to kick against his host country Ukraine, and that this action of his will not hamper relationship between Nigerian students and their host. If our young Nigerians will go there and abide by the rule of their host communities in Ukraine, casualties to racism and other vices against black will be minimal. Let Nigerian students stay within their school communities under their various school protection and do their programs in peace. Many graduates from Ukrain have testified of passing through the country in the entire duration of their program with no issue, the rest will not be different in Jesus Name. This is not particular to Ukrain alone, take count of how many Nigerian student in USA,UK and Canadian universities languishing in jail, our wards should start representing our country in good ways than bad ones. Mr Frank, please go and be a bridge builder, a path repairer for Nigerians in Ukraine and apologize to those students and be their father in that strange land. They will make you and Nigeria proud.

  56. Ade

    October 17, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Nothing should be taken down. It’s a forum for people to express their opinions. These comments is not complicating anything, the Ambassador shouldn’t have spoken so carelessly. This is NOT a matter of new or old, this is very common with Nigerian leaders not do their research but speak out of ignorance with no understanding of the situation. This is the time for him and the leaders to work one on one with Ukraine government, embassy, education advisors and discuss how to help the relationship between Nigeria and Ukraine. What did Nigerians expect going to all white, different language, different culture, different social life in the first place? It’s never easy to go study in a different country than yours let alone a non English white country. This should rather be a wake up call for Nigerian leaders, the government as a whole to better the country instead of blaming anybody. Ghana is doing much better education wise, and Nigerians want to get accolades, praise for doing absolutely nothing. The number of big mansions, parties, spending lavishly, entertainment is not a sign that Nigeria is doing okay. If the education system in a country is a failed one, no opportunities, no basic necessities for average Nigerian, it means the country is officially a failed one. I also want to address another issue, Nigerians hate to hear the truth. Some of these Nigerians in foreign countries break the laws, do illegal things, with bad behavior but still expect the country to be lenient on them. No, obey the rules and regulation, and if you don’t there are consequences.

  57. mayor

    October 17, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    How easy is it to learn Ukrainian language or Russian language for 1 academic session and then start a full academic program whose language of instruction is Russian language or Ukrainian language.Some students came to Ukraine to study cos they didn’t get offer for admission in the Nigerian universities.

  58. nef

    October 17, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Also, i forgot to point out the fact that the Nigerian Embassies at large either fail to do their Job well or do not know what diplomacy means. i will outline various facts and experience witnessed by diplomats from other countryz,
    1.Spear heading and sponsoring young initiatives, organizational development, small & big scale community development project:
    Well, in respect to this some people might argue that it is not the Job of the Embassy to initiate such deals but i can give you instances and you can check it out to confirm
    a: FLEX
    b: UGRAD,
    c: EYF
    d: EYP
    e: AEGEE

  59. nef

    October 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    These are all schemes of programmz that are sponsored and goes a long way of educating, exposing, and making diverse the mind of young Ukrainians also(EUROPE youth at large).
    The Only thing our country is good at, is when it comes to election, they can spread the cash, sponsor any and i must say *enough with the charity giving*
    Videos about fighting legislative members(house of rep/Senators) should not be a new thing by now, but after a careful thought few months ago after went through one of such of the Ukrainian reps, i had a different perspective *it’s better to have a set of intelligent, educated, exposed and diversely creative house of rep members fighting than to have the ignorant, uneducated set fighting, the reason is that, the intelligent set might be fighting over a more sensible approach in solving problems ***though complicated** whereas the others will be fighting over how to increase their payroll: At such the result of these long comments you see here, Same fundamental issue every time still remain unsolved not minding which party rules.

  60. nef

    October 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    The Amount of foreign currency leaving Nigeria every summer ending just for the cause of Education of our young ones has reached a staggering high, It is Obvious, The system can no longer handle its Population, to many young people, Every young man must study, yes we must go to school, the questions remains ~~~Which school, Nigeria as a country can only account for Basic education of her citizens, but when it comes to the main deal Tertiary education *University* , we do not even strive for our university to be among the best in Africa, that might be too far to ask, But let there just be enough space for every single youth who so desires to have tertiary education, as it is right now is a ratio of +20students:1institution where only 4 students are needed,

  61. nef

    October 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    We need more universities, at the very least 1 every state or better still, for states with high population density should be given 2 Universities more, I realise that the government sanctioned 6 new university across the country sometime late last year, but has anyone heard about it since then?

  62. nef

    October 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    I am not just writing this long because of the Ambassador but to enlighten all that have had a view of this article, The Nigerian youth needs to diversify, involve more in the extracurricular activities, it has even a back-end benefit in complement to our education, our Nigerian youth only cares about, **Church*spirit filled*, Classes, Groove*party** and that’s all, what about Community building, team work, Simulation conferences, simulation debate or even startup a mock of our own senate house or house of rep,…ONE OF THE REASON WE HAVE LOW QUALITY OUTPUT FROM OUR MINISTERS, SENATORS, SPICIAL ADVICERS, HOUSE OF REPS, IS COS, most of them never got involved in such things, at young age though i will not blame them for that, but i have compared them to their counterpart that will spend over 200thousand EUROs sponsoring **just a simulation conference like Model United nation, European Youth parliament conferences* those conferences are like childs play (thats wat we might think) but the outcome, the end product is great, because as at now, i can name up to 5 EYP past members with MUN experience that are currently working with European Parliament as law makers, A very good friend of mine gets paid well to travel around the world by UN to sensitize youth to some certain countrz, it all started by the community building, small scale project, and simulation activities.

  63. nef

    October 17, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    The Nigerian man likes too much of authority, it is us whereby haven found ourselves in a little group of people, as long as we are not the leader we will feel so much discomfort, that will result in us breaking out of a group going to form our own thereby giving us a chance to have total control. You can confirm it by
    A: the various churches starting up in Nigeria every single day
    B: Lack of continuity in project completion during change of power
    by either state government, federal or even a little firm
    C: An average Nigerian Man will not like to talk about his age, he is
    leaving it so that when there is a room you will here words like
    “Am I your mate?”, “Do you know how old I am”
    D: Find it difficult to work under someone who is younger than
    F: Not been able to work under a WOMAN’S control

  64. nef

    October 17, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    #noTime2edit# You can do a whole lot of criticizing my article, grammatically or structurally, but i’d advice you pick out the point


    and lets hope that when the types like us start heading companies, state institutions, things will change

  65. uploader

    October 17, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    ds Nigerian Ambassador stupid “Ghun” why in the world would he spit out bunch of rubbish from his “infantile mouth”, has he ever visited any of the schools or he listens to expelled students who dont study and want to drag other good students down with them…..Mr STUPID AMBASSADOR I sure say you no go School….

  66. Mimi

    October 17, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Pls can we try to honestly get our facts right!!!! The students who leave Nigeria to study in |Ukraine are dull!!!! They failed jamb !!!! They could not get admission to study medicine in our ivy league schools like Ife, Ibadan, Benin, Nsukka , Unilag, to mention but a few, Ife medicine, pls google is equitable to studying in John hopkins university……Pls Pls and Pls, dont allow a bunch of failed out citizens whos parents sent out to an equally failed country that will accept any result to study medicine come on this blog to run their mouth abeg u…. God knows , no doctor from Ukraine is touching me or anyone i know in this life!!!

    • Kelly-Taylor

      October 17, 2012 at 10:39 pm

      Keep deceiving yourself. I am a very proud John Hopkins medicine graduate. I am currently doing my residency there and please you can’t compare it to studying online. In case you don’t know let me refresh your head — John Hopkins ranks No 1 in the United States and in the world as the best medicine program. It’s not for just anyone. If you are seriously talking about Medicine, Nigeria as a whole has one of the worst Medicine program (Ife, Ibadan, Benin, Nsukka or Unilag cannot even compete with neighboring countries close to it) in the world. None of the Universities in Nigeria is listed on the Top 30 Universities in Africa. You seriously call what you get from those archaic Universities an Education. I don’t see anyone leaving their country to go study in Nigeria, especially a degree like medicine. How many international students and people do they have at the so called Ife, what facilities do you have. People will rather go to Ghana, Togo, Cotonou, South Africa to get a medicine degree than stick with the crappy facilities in Nigeria. People die like chickens in hospitals over things that could be easily prevented. There is absolutely no accountability from Doctors in Nigeria, there is no punishment or suspension of license if they do anything stupid. All these schools you’ve mentioned use equipment and facilities that are as archaic and date back to the 1970’s. There is no improvement or 21st century technology. Tons of people with Cancer have to leave the country to places like India, Venezuela and Indonesia to have their Surgery. This is why Nigeria will never get better, Until you admit to yourself that there is something wrong with the country things will never change. Please enlighten yourself and your mind, you don’t know how bad it is in Nigeria until you live in, or visit a country where things work.

  67. Mimic

    October 17, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Also there re some people even if they go to oxford will never be able to handle a board meeting and make it productive, because they are so one sided in thinking just like 8:59pm. Just imagine such people in our Government!!! there are lots of people studying in Ukraine that can sponsor their education anywhere in the world. Why dont you tell you Father who has money to go to your community in the village and pick out 5 people to train in John Hopkins, or you think its just about you? And you think the Nigerian Education system is all about Passing Jamb? i guess you are one of those Locked at home or one of those who never experienced Nigerian Life our wide then you can open you hand and type about failing Jamb

  68. sassycassie

    October 17, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    mimi, your level of ignorance is staggering! i dont even where to start with you. ignorance is not bliss!!

  69. Dr. Blinks

    October 18, 2012 at 9:59 am

    If u feel pain or hurt dat u can’t cross Ԃ borders of Nigeria while odas hav, mayb u shld question deir God dat made it possible 4 dem; besides take out Ԃ log in ur eyes b4 pointin @ Ԃ dust in som1’s. How can u compare a country wit a very wonderful level of organisation in education, security, health, transportation and so on 2 Nigeria dat is not yet close 2 development nd yet bombing Ԃ little structures dey hv. I spent 20yrs of my life in Nigeria nd I was just HEARING abt development; I hv spent jst 3yrs in Ukraine nd I SAW development.
    By Ԃ way, how wld u explain some1 who after schoolin 4 5yrs nd more hopin 2 graduate jst 2 discover dat his/her school is nt accredited or some1 studying a course of 4yrs 4 6yrs n more due 2 strike, crisis etc. Here 4rm Ԃ day u gain admission, u already knw wen u’ll graduate nd evrytin wrks in alignment wit dat duration. If u must knw in medical university here, u dare nt miss a class or u stand d risk of gettin expelled 4rm d university bcos we take 1 test or d oda in evry class. I’ll end dis by saying Nigeria will neva grow if we don’t stop lookin @ pple’s ‘little problems’ wen we hv our ‘big problems’ starin @ us… Nigerians shld be happy dat pple r willin 2 bring deir knowledge back home n nt attackin dem. It’s only some1 puttin on a shoe dat knws whr it hurts….

  70. Oyin

    October 19, 2012 at 4:28 am

    @ Mimi

    Do yourself a favor, just get lost.
    None of the universities in Nigeria made Top five best African universities. Many Nigerians live in their own world, it’s called delusional world. No international students from neighboring countries go to Nigeria to study because they know Nigeria’s education system is not good enough, it’s barely making it. Save yourself some brain, time, money and go to Ghana, South Africa and Kenya. Nigerians, instead of boasting, showing off, running your mouths, just shut your mouth, it’s nothing to be proud of. It’s a disgrace, shame, that the most populated African country with Natural resources can’t have one excellent university with the right qualities that can compete internationally. You are laughing at Ukraine, it’s ten times better than all the medical schools combined in Nigeria. I have a friend, who was a medical doctor from home, but moved to Europe, it was shocked and embarrassed to even call himself a medical doctor. He’s in the U.S now, and he’s even more ashamed because he saw the HUGE difference and how much he doesn’t know. He went from calling himself a Medical Doctor proudly to just saying he’s a science student planning to go to Medical school. He literally had to take all of his science classes over, let his pride/ego go and just accept his school and job years in Nigeria is a WASTE OF TIME. Shame on you, Nigeria.

  71. medical university in ukraine

    November 19, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Crimea State Medical University (CSMU) is attested according to the highest (the fourth) Level of accreditation. Crimea State Medical University ranks third among all Medical Universities in Ukraine & the higher medical schools in ukraine and university in ukraine of the 4th accreditation level according to the last world ranking list of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.The University activities confirm with The Constitution of Ukraine, Official Ukrainian legislation, acts issued by the President and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Decrees of the Health Department and Education Department of Ukraine, the University Rules.

  72. Babajide Olayiwola

    December 23, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Who has said so? you missed the emphasis of that page.

  73. drwiz

    January 3, 2013 at 6:12 am

    To crown it all,Nigerians are delusional.
    They call their dysfunctional universities the pride of Africa. A Nigerian broke the record by killing his first patient on his first day on the job at NHS.
    I’m a student in Ukraine and i must say that i studied 3 years in a dysfunctional medical university in Nigeria before i left. I would have gone to any other European country or even the Americas but i stuck with Ukraine because of ease and likewise so many Nigerians who would prefer not wasting more years waiting on a visa or sitting down in a dysfunctional country like Nigeria.
    The Ambassador here is a coward,he hides behind his desk and collects his pay check every month while doing nothing. I don’t blame him,he is only continuing the trend like so many others before him. Its true Some Ukrainians are racist but you can’t blame them either because we are coming to subtract from their country rather than add to its development. Its true we pay but we are paying for the services rendered.
    I read a lot of jargons on here written by the very same ignorant Nigerians. But think if Ghanaian’s were just jumping into Nigeria with the reluctance to leave and adding nothing to Nigeria’s development,Nigerians would be the first to sew Ghana must go bags but they don’t call it racism right.How Ignorant most of you are. Even the Adeola Adeyemo who wrote the Article is a misinformed blogger who didn’t research the article thoroughly before making up this garbage he/she calls an article.

    Nigeria is heading towards one big failed state and instead of we looking for ways to better our country,we have time to sit down here and talk about lame things. Its makes sense to the average Nigerian to tag blames/indulge in incessant name calling rather than doing something meaningful.

    Everyone who wrote something down here,wrote the entire measure of knowledge he has upstairs. And for those of you who wrote garbage on here,its because you do not know better. I believe,if every Nigerian knows better,then they will act better.

    I won’t sit here and lecture you about the merits of Ukraine over Nigeria and vice versa. Every one is entitled to his/her own opinion/judgement. I have to get back to my real job;the only meaningful thing i was doing before i got distracted by this senseless article and the comments written by some Ignorant buffoons.

    The internet has a whole lot of resources yet people argue baseless and blind arguments on here. If you know ABC then you should be able to use your God given brains to find out the truth,stay informed and use the knowledge to develop/better the bad situation in our country Nigeria. God bless Nigeria

  74. Abdulkader Obeid

    January 15, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I’m a lebanese 5th year medical student in ukraine and in my group there is 7 Nigerian students … What i want to say that, the fact is English sector students are much much better than the Russian or Ukranian sectors …. Quantity of English studying students is lesser, this give us the apportunity to hear better and discuss in small lecture halls, plus mostly english lectures are computerized and issued on progectors. English sector students can choose to read whatever books ( American, Britain) to prepare for lessons, on the other hand Ukranian and Russian sectors have to prepare for lessons from book issued mostly in the late 1980’s and 1990’s. English speaking teachers are young, active and want to teach from the point that they want to practice their English. About Racism actually it is found every where, here in Kiev My Nigerian friends say they didn’t have violent incidents but it looks wiered for some Ukranians to see Foreingers especially (Black)… Like a kid shocked to see them for the first time. Hope the best to N9ja :).

    • steven

      June 2, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      The fact you placed here is just it, and that is the reason I want to study in ukrain. as you rightly said there is 7 Nigerian students in your group. If you would not mind, I would like you to introduce me to those Nigerians in your group because I am actually looking for means to ease my registration process here in Nigeria for studying in Ukrain and in the same vein circumvent fraudsters. Here is my contact. [email protected]. Thanks

  75. talk

    February 11, 2013 at 11:41 am

    All this pple dat go abroad to read expecting that wen they come back they will be the first choice for employment,that’s a big lie.a bsc is a bsc anywhere

    • Solomon

      March 9, 2013 at 3:31 pm


  76. Ukrainian Center of Higher Education

    March 13, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Every year our company and programs give hundred of students and young specialists a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience of being abroad, improve knowledge of foreign language, get to know the history and culture of other countries.

    • onyesinachi

      April 5, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      if i may ask ,who is to be blamed? if the education system in nigeria was up to standard ,do u think anyone will leave the shores of nigeria jst to study here in ukraine,so pls i prefer studying here than been in ur so called nigeria varsity………mtcheww

  77. black and proud

    March 15, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Freedom of speech is a beautiful thing. But like the old saying “who no go no know”. We could go on and on about this issues but it will be fair to acknowledge the fact that every nation has it’s judas(bad eggs). In some cases living as a student gives you a partial understanding of the society you live in. I know this bcos, besides my wife being a ukrainian, i worked in corperate institutions, also as an administrator in three 5star hotels between russia and ukraine, i own businesses and operates an office working with prominent ukrainian politicians. Having said this, yes we can’t under estimate or play blind to racial discrimation and rascim in ukraine. Rascim is a global disease, it’s just worse in ukraine. But i must also add that apart from Nigerians, russians and ukrainians are some of the warmest hearted people i have known. In summary: “being a guest is good but home is always best” NO PLACE LIKE HOME.

  78. black and proud

    March 15, 2013 at 12:05 pm


  79. black and proud

    March 15, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    About education,students,study,standards and problems in Nigeria generally . You all make points but in conclusion, we all have a role to play as Nigerians to improve and eventually bring value, credibility and trust to our country. We have lost above all, trust before the international community and this can sometimes make a simple stroll in the park very dangerous for a Nigerian and suspicious for the local police. Sometimes I think we (Nigerians) don’t actually respect ourselve as much as the world respects us. Hence our leaders and politicians children study in the uk,usa etc. But this is not to say our leaders and politicians are the problem. They are just part of it, while we all are the problem our great country suffers. Changes will come. All we need
    , is to live by the GOLDEN RULE :”Do unto others what you’ll have them do to you”.

  80. Ngwi Acha Akem

    March 30, 2013 at 10:01 am

    You can always advised people to change but you can’t always stop them from their actions all the time. Things like this are common place in formal Soviet Union countries that are not in the EU. And it does not happened to some particular races but to all foreigners, no matter your colour. The are so many aspects that cause people around the world to travel from one country to another Ex: Education, Economy…Etc you can name the rest.Freedom of speech does mean insulting people, their country because you are up or they are down. My brothers and sister, white or black is all one under God.Every where in the world you will always find ignorant people. And we must learn to consider a lot of things before we talk.

  81. Max

    March 31, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Lol, loss of western european as uk and others feel that they have to do something , because all atudents are transferring to ukraine LOL!!

    By the way in uk they sell thier degrees as well..

  82. jack

    April 4, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    The Ambassador has not acted like the ‘leader’ of Nigerians in the diaspora. It is not for him to advice people against coming to Ukraine that is his job. He is not a spy for Nigerian students. But he should 1. Endeavor to see that Nigerians here enjoy the benefit of their stay and get maximum security and fair justice where needed, to recommend to universities to employ good english teachers to train the students well so as to futher buttress bilateral relations beteen Nigeria and Ukraine and strengthen further partnership between the two countries [these are the tenets of good diplomacy] and not scaring students away thereby discouraging and destroying bilateral cooperation between the two countries. 2. He can also fight for upgrading education standard in Nigeria and easing the process of getting admission into schools in Nigeria, with this many students will be readily admitted and wont need to spend thousands of dollars coming far away from home. [this place is not picnic]. we crave your indulgence Mr. Ambassador. Thank you.

  83. guy

    April 4, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    well i see a lot of people with illogical and hateful reasoning

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  85. gorgeous

    April 4, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Na wa

  86. Dan

    April 4, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    pls someone should help m to ask, where are their children studying and who is paying for their bills?

  87. austin

    April 4, 2013 at 9:44 pm


  88. tundalis

    April 5, 2013 at 11:39 am

    i read most of the comments on this topic and it reflect on our lifes at home and abroad. There are three issues here Racist, does it worth it to study where their first lang. is not english , how much to pay to get good education.
    my point of view on these issues are

    Racist is everywhere US, Canada, UK, Poland, Even Nigeria but inform of tribalism. How many inter tribes marriage do we have in our respective families. we human have tendency to hate that is why Laws, governing bodies are created to tackle racism to its minimal. The work of the Nigerian ambassador is to protect the citizen of Nigeria in there jurisdiction. We Nigerian abroad are not protected at all there are news everywhere how nigerian are unlawful maltreated or killed like an animals and no justice. Although i am not surprised if armed robber can successful rob in an international airport in Nigeria, we should be sure that our governing bodies our bunch of Jokes.

    Does it worth it to study in a country where their first lang. is not english: When apply to university abroad, the school offers courses in English and their first Language is not English there are problems at time if the lecturer can’t express himself or herself to the degree to satisfy the foreign students. i am sure that you can meet the lecturer during the consulting hours to explain better, give you books and you can use Google translator to help u to understand more. The moment any university offer a course in English you can apply even if the country national language is not English.

    The price of a school does not give u a warranty that you will be academically sound, it just create a more comforting environment (good hostel, internet, well spoken lecturer and conducive environment for learning). There are free school that offer close or better to the same standard of high price studies. it is all about the student determination and intellect to utilize all these resources to better is academic performance.

  89. onyesinachi

    April 5, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    really u no try, u should hav respected urself by nt comenting at all, to tell u the truth ukrainian varsity is far better than nigerian’s

  90. Study In Ukraine

    May 28, 2013 at 11:16 am

    The Ukrainian education system for foreigners is not rigid against students who might not have passed the basic science courses, and this is because they operate what is known as a “preparatory program”. Such students are expected to undergo the preparatory program, and thereafter, enroll into the main program, if they successfully pass the exams.

    However, some of these students, upon arrival, will start scheming to bypass the preparatory program and enroll into the main program, even when they know that it is to their detriment. They argue that they’ll save one year. For some students, this translates to academic burden, because they lack the foundation, and refused to undergo that just because they realize they can bypass it, if the school approves it. Recently, some schools started introducing tests, in an attempt to solve these kind of issues.

    The Ambassador made a valid point, which I subscribe to, with regards to studying in the local language, although that doesn’t mean that universities lack quality lecturers that can teach in English language. It is more challenging to study in either Ukrainian or Russian languages, but the academic benefits of studying in the local language far outweighs that of studying in English language. First, you study together with the natives, and taught exactly what they are taught. Most seasoned lectures and professors with many years of teaching experience don’t speak English. They can only teach in their local language. In fact there is a blog post dedicated to this issue here:

    With regards to the Nigerian student that faced a jail term, thank God that he has been released. The incidence was unfortunate, but truth be told, where is that society that is completely devoid of similar things? To consider that many Nigerians receive worse treatments even in motherland Nigeria is even more demeaning. How many Nigerians are languishing in Nigerian jails for crimes they know nothing about? How many Nigerians are killed extra-judicially by those paid to protect them? How many Nigerians are killed for ritual activities? How many Nigerians undergraduates have died under the activities of campus cult? The list is endless, but when some events happen elsewhere, it becomes over-bloated as though other countries are all saints.

    With regards to NUC shouting wolf, they’re simply ignoring the plank in their eyes and more concerned with the speck of dust in someone else’s. Their focus should’ve been to address the fundamental reason causing Nigerians to seek university education outside Nigeria. If they will be truthful to themselves, they’ll know that they have a lot to do. Do they think that Nigerians would be seeking off-shore university education if this NUC provided quality university education at home? Many things could be said on this alone, but a word is enough for the wise.

    Before rounding up, it is important to mention that Nigerian is wealthier than Ukraine, but much more disorganized than Ukraine. Ukraine has a system that works, which Nigeria is still struggling to. Consequently Ukraine is able to earn a lot of revenue by offering educational services to foreigners and thereby boosting their economy. Nigeria could have also done the same, as it did in the past, but today, the reverse is the case.

    I am very conversant in this issue because I’ve had more than 10 years living experience in Ukraine, own a couple of businesses and pioneered one of the best portals that provided free information for international students wishing to study in Ukraine. Sometimes, we recruit students, but not all the time. In all, let it be known that no country is perfect. NONE.

  91. evans

    June 26, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    i want study in Ukraine by next year i will i apply please someone should show me the way to apply. my number is +2348063991936

  92. DOZI

    July 22, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Gimmer,kochklassiq,sleekyman,Easy and Olsow you all are right, i believe you. the others are right in their own way reasoning according to their ‘level of IQ’. I dont think this is a medium for throwing insults, we are all nigerians and we know the truth about this country i think we also need to protect the image of this country atleast we should euphemize our words. There are no need crying over a spilled milk, i read the story of sunkanmi is a pitty.

  93. Broke Ass

    July 24, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Anybody way support 9ja 4 dis contribution & comments “Ya Father!” if you allow him discourage you from gettn beta tinz out of life u get crious problem b dat. Go out dia my people go c 4 urself bring new ideas back to our #jagaban# country nd lets help build d country nt 4 nw bt 4 d future. Thumbs up to all my 9ja studnts out of d country no 4get us ooo…

  94. DOZI

    July 29, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    For the ambasserdor, asightment no.1; how many Ukrainians are studying in Nigeria? Asightment no. 2; How have u helped in protecting Nigerians in Ukrain especially in the problem of sunkanmi? atleast as NIGERIAN no. 1 citizen in UKRAIN. Ur excellency sir i think you are simply gossiping, in IGBO land it is an abormination for a man to gossip cos it is only done by lazzy people. I didn’t mean to disrespect sir but i dont think u have somthing to say, i suggest u withdraw your statement about Ukrain.

  95. DOZI

    July 29, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    From a reliable source i learnt that Sunkanmi has been released from detention, thank GOD. The ambassador should face his responsibilities, racism should’t be a topic here cos it is every where; BOKO HARAM bombing and killing Christians in the northan parts of Nigeria isn’t that racism. He is comparing Ukrain to Canada why not with Nigeria or compare Nigeria with mates like Egypt & India? I begg make we no dey drink panadol for another person headach. As far as edu. is consined Ukrain is ok.

  96. DOZI

    July 29, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    My pple say if u go to Rome u behave like the Romans. Lang. barrier or proficiency the most important thing is to the fact straight. Igbo pple in Lagos can speak Yoruba atleast they know what is owa, the same apply to other ethnic groups. Students going to Ukrain alraedy know that english is not the official lang. that they ought to know the lang. atleast for social interaction therfore the ambasador’s advise is not valid, please lets change topic, i rest my case.

  97. Anderson

    August 2, 2013 at 7:31 am

    My lecturer is leaving nigeria to do his Ph.D in ukraine, which he will return to lecture student. This is a careful man that has money to study in UK. I know someone who studied in the U.S who always talks about how the U.S employs engineers who are ukrainians to build submarines so who are the people condeming ukrainian quality of education? Ibandan, ife, nsukka are just nigeria pride what does the world know them for. All might jamb trying to perfect that don’t set any new question than 1978, millions write and even the machines can’t mark correctly. People now buy scores, please am a nigerian in nija that is enlighten please lets not just hate on necessary. Its painful that nigerians run to ghana, cotonu and even s/africa. Since i dey here how many foriegners com here com skl?

  98. Anderson

    August 2, 2013 at 7:55 am

    By the way is mr. Abassador is english language ur mother tongue? Why don’t education in nigeria reach the level where medicine can be taught in indigenous tribe like yoruba, i want ask, is it the language of communication that is challenge or the quality of education in ukraine? O.k y is dat people are studing french, german,dutch in nig. Versities? Please nigerians if u want to go to ukraine go. Tribalism and marginalisatiön, poverty in the midst of plenty, communal wars, martial arts in the legistlative house is the order of the day. Infact i want to go to ukraine can someöne help me.08161120138

  99. anonymous

    August 16, 2013 at 11:15 am

    The ambassador doesnt have a point. i have some frds that study medicine in osun state university, after scrapping medicine in osun state university, the government sponsored serious medical students that performed excellently well to study in UKRAINE and the rest that dint have good grades were transferred to other faculties which included botany, zoology and so on. the problem about ukraine is just that the consulers are requesting for the sum of $3000 before they can grant students visas. something must be done about this. we just cant sit back and watch these ukrainian consulers drain our pockets, after spending so much money for invitation letter, medicals and all other things, this is not just right and shouldnt be so.

  100. unknown

    October 2, 2013 at 5:44 am

    Pls do u know about ASUU strike presently here in 9ja? U know how many months students don stay house cos of strike? Yet una dey talk abt other ppl wey better pass una. Its a SHAME.

  101. Calce Johnson

    December 23, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Hi guys i am Calce Johnson from Arvada Denver Colorado USA i am a Dentist in John hopkings hospital and i was here in Ukraine to study i graduated in 2011 right here in ukraine, i came across this post made by the Ambassador of Nigeria to Ukraine, though i am not here to speak bad about Nigeria or Ukraine but on my based view and what i saw in Ukraine for 6 years i think they have got one of the best medical and aeronautic schools in the world and they are great instructors of English language, i am an American so you know that i wouldn’t understand any language apart from English i rate some of their universities as the same level with Havard university, yale university, oxford university,Boston university, cambridge university and lots more and they are one of the cheapest universities in the world boy my family are not really wealthy people i was planning on goin to a 2 years community college here in Denver when i graduated from high school because i couldn’t afford a four year coed university here in the united states, and you know what even the 2 years community colleges here in the United states are 10 times more expensive than a four year coed uni in ukraine and boy when the message got to me about study in ukraine for just $5000usd and i have got about $12000usd on me and i was saving before i needed about $5000usd extra to make it $17000usd so i can pay for my 2 years community college man when this message came up i did not waste no time and got my application started to head to Ukraine to study and boy i love there culture and traditions and for discriminations for real man most of them don’t like black people, but in my school they love me haha i even had a girl friend from Ukraine they are fun though don’t let anyone put fear in you just be good there and good people will come to you hope this informations are good enough to help you in your better understanding on what Ukraine is all about no much requirements needed to get admission unlike the U.S and i got employed that same year my application was worked on Asap because the degree was from Ukraine.

  102. exsammy

    February 5, 2014 at 11:10 am

    This is the truth. Ukraine schools are better than nigerian schools. I will prove it when am back to write coucil exams.

  103. Rita

    May 23, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Hi, can someone please give the names of some universities in Kiev or Odessa where I can apply directly to the school? Or do I have to use an agency? If so can someone recommend a reputable agency to use? thanks for your help.

    • Mike

      December 8, 2014 at 8:57 pm

      surely you can register without agency but the problem is in viza processing where you’ll need a lotta help. If won’t hesitate, You may email me your details

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      December 22, 2014 at 4:01 pm

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  104. studyinukraine

    August 28, 2014 at 7:03 pm

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    • temmy

      January 23, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      Please I want to study medicine in Ukraine, please can u help me?.

  105. temmy

    January 23, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    What do I need to-do to get there and what are the requirement? Please it’s really important to me. Here is my email ([email protected]) I will be waiting for your reply.

  106. Michael F

    May 27, 2015 at 11:07 am

    I will second the fact that if the Nigerian education system – or alternatives in neighboring countries – was that good, then students would not be eager to leave to study abroad. Ukraine is a wholly different culture – it’s way different that what people are used to in Africa. It takes a lot for a student to immigrate to and adjust to Ukraine when there are so many options out there. Think of South Africa and Arab countries that have much better education standards. My point is that if Ukraine is seen as an alternative, there must be something good about the education – besides the the cost of living / studying.

  107. omobolaji

    August 30, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    Pls I need a help consigning embassy of ukraine pls did dey comfirm statement of account @ the embassy .

  108. alfred

    October 22, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Please DO NOT STUDY MEDICINE IN UKRAINE. I finished from there and passed the recent MDCN exam. The place is crap! Nigerian/Ghanaian trained medical graduates are way better!

    • Seeker

      April 8, 2016 at 11:31 am

      Get us proofs and stop bad mouthing, I know a doctor that schooled in Ukraine, and now works in Nigeria

    • johnson

      April 10, 2016 at 1:52 am

      You didn’t graduate from Ukraine obviously..

  109. yusasif

    January 26, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Alfred how sure are you?, need more info pls,because am interested to study over there

  110. sadiq

    February 27, 2016 at 1:20 am

    please, how many years will one need to spend to study medicine provided one has a degree in a paramedical course before?

  111. Seeker

    April 8, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Mr ambassador will you sharrap or I shut you down! 12years in Nigeria, or 6years in Ukraine. Be wise please

  112. johnson

    April 10, 2016 at 1:53 am

    The Ambassador keep stipends meant for students in Ukraine in his own pocket

  113. steven

    June 2, 2016 at 11:51 am

    I quite agree with you, you have a point. considering the racism issue, how precisely do you think it can be handled so as to be a forgotten issue. The reason why I am saying this, is just because I am about to become a medical student in Ukrain.Moreover I am looking for a link over there in other to make my study a memorable one. if I can get a reply from you , I will in deed appreciate it

  114. steven

    June 2, 2016 at 11:59 am

    my comment is meant for AY AND Oslo.thanks

  115. Vemi Lack

    August 19, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    It is much more easy to study in ukraine now. Official Ukrainian Admission Center is safe for nigerian students:
    I think if this international organization choose Ukraine, that it is ok for studying

  116. Ajileye

    July 25, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Can you please message me on whatsapp sir.

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