The students of Ternopil National Medical University, like all future doctors in the world, study hard persistently. During the studies, they find time for communication, self-motivation, self-development and meetings. Through the quarantine, the representatives of the Ghana Students Association organized a virtual communication with all members of the fellowship and those who recently graduated from TNMU and work as doctors now. Professor Petro Selskyi, the Dean of the International Students Faculty, and Associate Professor Olena Pokryshko, Deputy Director of the Centre for Educational Work and Cultural Development, took part in the meeting.
Petro Romanovych expanded on the achievements of the university over the past year, the number of Ghanaians at TNMU. He noted that the students from Ghana represent the faculty at all events with dignity and are conscientious in their studies.
All graduates of our university expressed their support to present students. Juliet Kusi-Boateng said she was glad to hear that the Ghanaian Association had been developing. She assured that graduates will always support students, but they must study hard and be impeccable in their behaviour in order to fulfil an important mission of being Ghana’s ambassadors in Ukraine.
Another of our alumni, Henry Osei Amponsah, addressed all the participants of the online meeting: “You have to persistently study from the first year of studies, because the Medical University in Ternopil provides profound knowledge. This will help all of you to pass the exams for confirmation of diplomas successfully, as well as to have a prestigious job in hospitals around the world. From a personal perspective, studying at TNMU gave me the opportunity to pass exams easily and successfully not only in Ghana, to pass interviews and receive worthy job offers.
Samuel Asare-Boahen spoke to the audience in Ukrainian with the famous saying: “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” He also emphasised that students have to study persistently and develop their skills all the time to be the best doctors in their country. Samuel added that not a single minute could be wasted.
Olena Pokryshko thanked the Ghana Students Association that even during the pandemic and quarantine the students stay creative, find time for important social events and keep in touch with TNMU alumni. This is very important because in situations of social restrictions during quarantine, young people experience some disorientation in life. The suggestions of undergraduates and doctors already give a new impetus to self-discipline and studying better.
In this online meeting the students presented their creativity. They organized an on-line concert. Several students demonstrated a performance: Sachses sang a Ukrainian carol, and another student danced as Santa.
Yanina Chaikivska, TNMU Spokeswoman
Photos by Olena Pokryshko