Today the President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych signed the Decree No. 861/2010 "About granting by Nikolaevsk state university of a name of V. A. Sukhomlinsky of the status national". The text of this Decree is published on the official website of the head of state.
"Considering nation-wide and international recognition of results of activity of the Nikolaev state university of a name of V. A. Sukhomlinsky, his powerful contribution to development of national education and science, I decide: To provide Nikolaevsk state university of a name of V. A. Sukhomlinsky the status national and further to call it - the Nikolaev national university of a name of V. A. Sukhomlinsky", it is spoken in the Decree of the President.
We will note that the rector, now national university, Valery Budak is known that always was the ardent supporter of Party of Regions and Victor Yanukovych. In 2004 he even was the authorized representative of the candidate for president of Ukraine Yanukovych V. F.
No wonder that former "Pedin" received national V. Yanukovych's status after coming to power. We will note also that Natalya Ivantsova who nowadays holds a post vice-the governor of the Nikolaev area, before the appointment worked in NSU of V.A.Sukhomlinsky and, undoubtedly, could promote in acceleration of this process.
Now in Nikolaev the whole two HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS which have the status of the national. Except "Pedin", is also NUK of atm. Makarov who by the way, received the status national when the regional V. Romanovskywas his rector