Inauguration 2017 – the Initiation Ceremony of Ostroh Academy Freshers
September 01, 2017
Inauguration 2017, the ceremony of initiation of the freshers into the students’ fraternity of the National University of Ostroh Academy took place on 1 September. This year 500 young men and ladies from different parts of Ukraine entered the first institution of higher education of East Europe.
The celebration started with the solemn prayer service in the student and teachers church of Saint Fedir Ostrozkyi for beginning of the new academic year.
‘Dear freshers, I wish you to develop your best God-given human feature, which is love, while studying here at Ostroh Academy. I wish you great love to yourself, your parents and professors, your dearest, and your Motherland’,
Following the good tradition, the ceremony featured actors enacting the founders of Ostroh Academy: Prince Vasyl-Kostiantyn of Ostroh and Princess Halshka of Ostroh, the first Rector Herasym Smotrytskyi and a typographer Ivan Fedorovych. The event was attended by a number of honourable guests, such as the director of Taras Shevchenko Institute of Literature of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, PhD in Philology, professor, co-head of the Supervision Council of the National University of Ostroh Academy, the Member of Ostroh Academic Society Mykola Zhulynskyi, the Prorector of Ostroh Academy, the member of the Supervision Council of the National University of Ostroh Academy, the Member of Ostroh Academic Society Roman Vasylyshyn, First Vice Head of Rivne Regional Council, Ostroh Academy graduate, PhD in Public Administration Oleksandr Korniichuk, First Vice Head of Rivne Regional Administration, Ostroh Academy graduate, PhD in Public Administration Vitalii Undir and the mayor of Ostroh Oleksandr Shyker.
In the presence of faculty and the ceremony attenders the freshers made a vow of the student of the National University of Ostroh Academy and also were presented the Book of Life, the Holy Bible.
‘Entering Ostroh Academy means achieving my goal as I really wanted to study here.This university has the atmosphere of its own. It is a wonderful place for getting knowledge and personal fulfilment. Today, holding the Bible, we swore to be dignified students of our alma mater.For this reason, we have to devote our free time, our efforts and ourselves to achieving our goals’,
The vow was also made by the lecturers who obtained their PhD degrees previous year. There are 13 more Doctors of Philosophy at the university this year.
At the end of the ceremony the freshers were invited to the temple of science, the National University of Ostroh Academy. Later on the freshers went to their first inauguration lecture.
Moreover, the opening ceremony of exhibition Roman Petruk. The Contemporaries’ Portraits and the Greeting Concert, organised by Ostroh Academy students took place on 1 September.