Bulgarian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Yanko Yardonov, said Bulgarian universities offer admission to Nigerian students whose university studies in Ukraine were interrupted by the Russian invasion.
Yardonov also said that some Nigerian citizens had been offered jobs by Bulgarian universities.
The Bulgarian ambassador revealed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Before the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February, around 4,300 Nigerian students were studying in the Eastern European country.
This number was the fifth (5.4%) of the 80,000 international students in Ukraine, according to data from the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science.
Students have previously said that they find the appeal of Ukrainian education mainly in its affordability, better standard of living and the safe environment it offers.
Although the envoy did not specify how many Nigerian students were offered admission, he said the decision was to help create a conducive atmosphere for scholars to study without interruption and cement the agreement. of bilateral cooperation in place between Nigeria and Bulgaria.
“Let me say that Bulgarian universities have already offered admissions to Nigerian citizens who started their studies in Ukraine but cannot graduate due to the war.
“It is only for Nigerian students who have this type of offer from Bulgarian universities around the world.
“I think this fact alone is a clear manifestation that Bulgaria is very serious in developing bilateral cooperation in every possible way, including in education, legally admitting Nigerian citizens to study and work in Bulgaria” , did he declare.
He acknowledged the good relations that Nigeria and Bulgaria have enjoyed over the years, saying available statistics indicated that a significant number of Nigerians had been allowed to travel to Bulgaria and reside in the country, either short term or long term. .
“There is also a lot of good news in this regard, but what I am proud of is the gracious offer that Bulgaria made.
“Those who were deprived of their right to access their own universities in Ukraine to complete their studies were granted access in Bulgaria. (NAN)
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