Numerous representatives of the government, Minister of Education and Science Serhii Shkarlet, heads of regional bodies, partners and guests mentioned the achievements, the professionalism of the university team, and congratulated the university on such a symbolic date. The historic event was broadcast live, and every university employee received a monetary bonus.
University jubilee was included into the list of memorable dates and jubilees of 2020 and was celebrated on the state level in accordance with the Decree of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. The history of the higher education institution as one of the best universities of the region is forever cast into the history of Poltava oblast.
Due to the lockdown caused by the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19, the open ceremonial meeting of the Academic Board was held in a mixed format, The members of the Board and invited guests gathered in real life, and the guests were given useful event at the entrance to the Center of Culture and Students' Creative Activities - boxes with personal protection means, hand sanitizers and souvenirs with university symbols.
But everyone could join the celebration, as the event was broadcast at the official pages of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the university, as well as at the YouTube channel of Poltava Polytechnic. So thousands of viewers from any part of Ukraine could join the celebration with the university team.
The guests at the ceremony included Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Serhii Shkarlet, Head of Poltava Oblast State Administration Oleh Syniehubov, Head of Poltava Oblast Council Oleksandr Bilenkyi, Deputy, Head of Commission for Education, Science and Culture of Poltava Oblast Council Oleh Didenko, Member of Parliament (MP) of Ukraine Andrii Bobliakh, Director of Kharkiv Regional Center of Education Quality Evaluation Oleksandr Sydorenko, Head of the university Supervisory Board Vitalii Vitryk, Director General of Newfolk OGCC LLC Andrii Zakrevskyi, Director of Poltava Branch of Ukrposhta Yurii Nabasov, as well as the education field representatives, such as Head of NGO “City Association of Heads of Education Institutions”, Director of Poltava Gymnasium No. 17 Olena Holtvianytsia, Director of Poltava Lyceum No. 1 Nataliia Verhal, Director of Scientific Lyceum No. 3 Iryna Hryn, Director of Poltava School No. 4 Iryna Poltavets, Director of Poltava Gymnasium No. 13 Nataliia Orlovska.
Rector of National University "Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic", Professor Volodymyr Onyshchenko opened the meeting and greeted the honorary guests, the university academic and student body.
“A jubilee is an opportunity for making conclusions. We can say that our achievements include that the university is loyal to the educational traditions founded two centuries ago, while keeping up with the innovative modern requirements and not stopping, and this is thanks to the people who dedicated their life and hard work to the university, to writing the glorious pages of its rich history. I am thankful to all the people who are developing our university with their everyday work and making it a leader of higher education of our region and of Ukraine! I am thankful to students for excellent results in studying, because a successful graduate is another proof of the university’s high positions among the leading higher education institutions.”
Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Serhii Shkarlet read the greetings from Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, in which the Head of the Government expressed his respect for the university achievements as one of the leaders of higher education.
National University “Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic” was awarded the Honorary Diploma of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Honorary Diploma of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine for the great contribution to the development of our science and education, for training high-qualified specialists and to the 90th anniversary of the university. It is important to mention that this became the fifth award of the university at such a high level.
Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmytro Razumkov called the jubilee of Poltava Polytechnic a great holiday for education and science in Poltava region and mentioned the hard work of the university team.
The Head of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine gave the academicians of our university personal state awards, including the Honorary Diplomas of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Commendations of the Prime Minister of Ukraine, and Diplomas and Commendations of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
“I have been cooperating with Poltava Polytechnic for at least 12 years. There have been a lot of changes over these years, a lot of important things were accomplished. Thank you and congratulations to the jubilee!” Serhii Shkarlet said.
Video congratulations were sent by President of National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine Vasyl Kremin, President of Minor Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Stanislav Dovhyi, Director of Ukrnaftahazservis LLC Ihor Vitryk, Director General of Siemens Ukraine Maciej Zielinski, rectors of the leading Ukrainian universities, representatives of partner universities from more than 10 countries, heads of well-known companies, and successful graduates.
Head of Poltava Oblast State Administration Oleh Syniehubov and Head of the Oblast Council Oleksandr Bilenkyi awarded diplomas of Poltava Oblast State Administration and Poltava Oblast Council to more than twenty academic workers of our university for hard work, considerable personal contribution to the development of national education, training highly-qualified specialists, fruitful scientific and pedagogical activity, and on the occasion of the university’s 90th anniversary.
Doctor of Social Sciences, Professor, Director of Kharkiv Regional Center of Education Quality Evaluation Oleksandr Sydorenko thanked the team of National University "Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic” for cooperation in improving the quality of education and the External Independent Evaluation,
Head of the Supervisory Board Vitalii Vitryk presented certificates from partners for equipment for university laboratories.
On behalf of the education community of our city, Poltava Polytechnic was congratulated by Head of NGO “City Association of Heads of Education Institutions”, Director of Poltava Gymnasium No. 17 Olena Holtvianytsia, Director of Poltava Lyceum No. 1 Nataliia Verhal.
University received almost 400 awards on the occasion of the 90th anniversary. University employees were given monetary bonuses totaling to 1,5 million hryvnias, and every worker received a bonus on the day of the ceremony .
The following day,an innovative laboratory for integrated simulation with software from a famous British company, and on December 30, Contemporary Arts Center of Poltava Polytechnic opened the exhibition “Axle” dedicated to the jubilee of our university with pieces created by the teachers of the Fine Arts Department.
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