The first of September – the holiday of all teachers, students and schoolchildren – was especially solemn for the staff of Zaporizhzhya national university. For the first time in its 77-annual history the number of first-year students amounted three thousand.
The Initiation ceremony began with execution of the Anthem of Ukraine and the anthem of our university. The right to heave the state banner of Ukraine and the banner of our university was traditionally given to the best students of ZNU. They also put flowers to monuments to Taras Shevchenko and to lecturers and students, killed in a Dreat patriotic war.
The rector of ZNU, professor Sergij Timchenko greeted present first-year students, in particular, near 100 students of the just opened Economics-Law college of our university. Then the honorary guests of the party congratulated all the present. The solemn part ended with the performance of the band of ball dances “Grace”. At the end of the ceremony the rector of ZNU Sergij Timchenko handed the symbolic Key of knowledge and student ticket to the first-year students Iulia Tunik and Andrij Kholminsky.