A Nigerian schooling in Russia, Miss Rose Okonta, has won the Queen of Africa Students at Vitebsk State Medical University.
Okonta, a 100 level student of Foreign Language for Medical Department, contested with 10 students from Africa and emerged winner.
The 22-year old Nigerian who hails from Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State got as winner, among other things, a Diploma to add to her certificate for work and recognition from the institute.
She described her victory as one that was unbelievable, saying “I never thought I could make it. It was really wonderful and I give God thanks even though I never expected to be picked as winner in the Queen of Africa Student competition.”
Vitebsk State Medical University was founded in November 1934. The University is situated in the center of the city of Vitebsk and it is one of the biggest establishments of the city.
Presenlty about 630 foreign students from the different continents such as Asia (India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, etc.), Europe (Greece, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Romania, etc.), Europe (Greece, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Romania etc.) Latin America and Africa are studying in the University.
The overseas students are studying at the University since 1981. For this period of time more than 900 specialists graduated from Vitebsk State Medical University. They successfully work in different institutions, public health, clinics of 109 countries of the world.