The National University of Science and Technology (NUST), MISIS Russia has hosted the opening ceremony of the African student union. The idea of the body is to unite all students from African into a common bloc.
The union was created to increase the comfort and enhance the experience of African students at the university. Its objectives include social and academic support, communication support and connections with other communities and organizations and informational support for students from African countries interested in studying in Russia.
The body will enable representatives from each African country to provide the necessary information about their countries for students. The union also plans to create a special academic support center focused on helping students overcome the language barrier and monitoring student’s general academic performance.
The Initiator of the Union and Associate Professor at NUST MISIS Department of Foreign Languages and Communication Technologies, College of Basic Professional Studies, Prof. Masamba kah. said the union’s first project is to build support for the Olympiad. The project is aimed at selecting the most talented international graduates interested in studying technical specializations at Russian universities.
The Olympiad hopes to fill the quotas allocated by the Russian government for international students and countrymen living abroad. Today, it is carried out in five African countries, Angola, Zambia, Kenya, Namibia, and Ethiopia.