BSUT's Rector Congratulated Students from Ghana
In the Belgorod State University of Technology named after V.G. Shukhov there took place a meeting where university rector Prof. Anatoly Gridchin and students from Ghana participated. The event was dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of Independence of Republic of Ghana. The students from this African state who learn at the BSUT had already celebrated it on the 6th of March by singing the national anthem and having a reasonable official buffet.
Ghana, a former Crown Colony, was the first among the Dark Continent's countries to obtain independency in 1957; this fact makes Ghanaians very proud of it. In the BSUT named after Shukhov there are taught over 30 students. And discussions between the rector and the foreign students are becoming a good tradition.
Anatoly Gridchin congratulated the students from Ghana on their national holiday and expressed confidence of their success at contributing to their country as experts. According to the rector, the professional standard offered by BSUT meets the highest international standards accepted all over the world. The good record and prestige of BSUT ensure increase in quantity of foreign students taught here. So in 1992 there were only 10 of them whereas now there are over 200 students from 33 countries of the world.
Ray Atitsogbui, chairman to the Belgorod branch of the Association of Foreign Students in Russia, thanked the rector for welcoming the students. "To see each other more often and in the less formal circumstances would be desirable though", said Ray and presented A.M. Gridchin with a painting.
On the other hand the students from Ghana received some flowers and presents, too.
translated by O.K. Zakharova