ZNU labour collective supported the proposal of Zaporizhzhia State Engineering Academy about Unification of Universities
The conference of the working team of the Zaporizhzhia national university was held under the chairmanship of the rector Mykola Frolov. 227 registered delegates from the working team of the possible 250 people took part in the event. That is why, according to the words of the chairman of the permanent mandate commission, Viktoriia Miniailo, there was a quorum at the meeting. Consequently, all decisions which were made in the course of them are legitimate.
The correspondent of the newspaper « Zaporozka Sich » has also visited the conference.
The presents of the event selected the first pro-rector of Oleksandr Bondar, the chairman of the primary trade union organization of ZNU Borys Pavlovskyi and the chairman of the student council of the university Mariia Peresypko to presidium.
Also, the honored guests such as the rector of Zaporizhzhia State Engineering Academy Viktor Banakh, the first vice-rector of the ZSEA Serhii Vodennikov, and the pro-rector for scientific and pedagogical work Hennadii Kolomoiets visited this event.
At the beginning of the event, the participants were introduced to the agenda, the main item of which was the issue of merging Zaporizhzhia national university with the Zaporizhzhia State Engineering Academy.
Rector Mykola Frolov mentioned that the strategic goal of education for today is the creation of a powerful national institution of higher education integrated into the European educational space on the basis of Zaporizhzhia national university and Zaporizhzhia State Engineering Academy. The implementation of this strategy is planned for 2018-2021 year. It is planned to reorganize Zaporizhzhia State Engineering Academy (4 faculties and 23 departments) by joining ZNU and ensure the financial stability of the institution, as well as to organize the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year in terms of enrollment rates not lower than in 2018-2019 educational year. At the same time, it is vitally important to preserve the status of "national", a stable pace of work and dynamic of development.
Mykola Olexandrovich noted that this decision has already been made at the scientific councils of universities (August 29 - in ZNU and August 31 - in ZSEA) and at a meeting of the working team in ZSEA on September 4. So, from now it will be submitted for consideration by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
After discussion of the prospects that will be opened after the merging of the universities, and the answers to the questions, the participants of the conference expressed their opinion on the unification of Zaporizhzhia national university and Zaporizhzhia State Engineering Academy by open voting. As a result, 226 people voted "for" and 1 person abstained.
The second item of the agenda was "Changes in the Collective Agreement of ZNU".
In the "Miscellaneous" section, the Chairman of the Student Council Mariia Peresypko reported on the changes to the Regulation "On Student Self-Government", which deal with holding elections to the institutions of student self-government, the terms of the period of their office, and the new demands for those who participate in elections etc.
At the end of the event the rector Mykola Frolov thanked all the participants of the meeting for taking the right choice by voting for the union of ZNU and ZSEA. He pointed out that this day will go down in the history of the university, because this decision is the guarantee of further active development of the university, and that the future lies behind the merging of higher educational institutions.