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5 June 2018, 16:05

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Lugansk university offers free tuition to residents of Kiev-controlled Lugansk region areas

LUGANSK, June 5 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Lugansk National Agrarian University (LNAU) offers free tuition to prospective students from Kiev-controlled parts of the Lugansk region under the aegis of the Donbass people reunification humanitarian program,” University rector Valentina Tkachenko said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre on Tuesday.

“Under the established tradition, the bulk of prospective students used to arrive at our university from rural areas that are now under temporary Kiev control. Some young people from those parts of the countryside wish to enter our university,” Tkachenko said.

“The universities that were set up outside the Lugansk People’s Republic have no facilities or resources. Some professions in the processing and food industry cannot be learnt without laboratories and other infrastructure. They are veterinary doctor, dairy and meat technologist, skilled machine engineer etc.," she said.

The rector said that LNAU invited young people from Kiev-held Lugansk region areas to study for free.

“Our university invites all school leavers and graduates of vocational training colleges to study at LNAU. We understand that it is a difficult issue today, so our university has created conditions for full-time and off-campus study. We provide online examinations and accept e-mailed documents. We also set up special rooms for online thesis defense via Skype,” she said.

“Onsite and off-campus education at our university, established 97 years ago, is available to residents of Kiev-controlled part of the Lugansk region free of charge,” Tkachenko said.

She said that the Admissions Board would start working after the school leaving parties and the issue of education certificates to the young people.

“We now have 100 people (from Kiev-controlled part of the Lugansk region - eds Lugansk Media Centre) studying at the university. We’d like to see their number increase so that our young people have real quality education, not just education certificates,” she said.

On February 17, 2017, DPR and LPR Heads Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitskiy launched the program of humanitarian assistance to residents of Kiev-held parts of Donbass. The main goal of the program is to support socially vulnerable groups in Kiev-held areas. It envisions financial and medical aid and education services. The LPR Telecom and Mass Communications Ministry launched the humanitarian program website.

LuganskMediaCentre — 05 June — Lugansk