As reported by Censor.NET, Ukrainska Pravda journalist Roman Romaniuk unveils this fact in his article.
"On April 14, right before Hroisman was appointed prime minister, his CV was distributed among the MPs for review. It contained several interesting points," the journalist says.
"In the education section, there were only two universities Hroisman graduated from. From 2002 to 2003, the future prime minister was a student of the Interregional Academy of Personnel Management, and from 2007 to 2010 - the National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine. The same information was listed on Hroisman's page at the Verkhovna Rada website and in the majority of media publications about him," the article notes.
"However, in 2003 the future prime minister already obtained a "specialist" degree [which is peculiar for the CIS and requires at least five years of full-time study - ed.] which at that time meant complete higher education. In order to obtain a "specialist" degree, one should have at least a "junior specialist" or "bachelor" degree," Romaniuk stresses.
"Hroisman entered a university right after finishing a school in 1995. Since in that time, the future head of government was already the commercial director of a market, he chose extension studying at the Vinnytsia Institute of Regional Economics and Management. In April 1999, Hroisman obtained his first degree of "junior specialist" in "jurisprudence," the journalist notes.
From 2000 to 2002, Hroisman studied in the Vinnytsia branch of the Interregional Academy of Personnel Management and graduated as Bachelor of Law. And in 2003 he became "specialist," thus obtaining complete higher education," the publication reads.
According to the journalist, in 2006, a scandal occurred around the Vinnytsia branch of the Interregional Academy of Personnel Management. The check of the Ministry of Education revealed that it issued the number of diplomas exceeding the quantity of students. Interestingly, Hroisman's ally and incumbent Minister of Social Policy Andrii Reva, pushed to his current post with the help of the PM, also obtained his second higher education degree in jurisprudence in this infamous institution.
"As for Hroisman, in 2005, he started to rapidly climb his career ladder. In November 2005, he was appointed secretary of the Vinnytsia city council, and in April 2006, he won his first mayoral election. After a year of city managing, Hroisman decided it was time for him to improve his managerial level. In 2007, he entered the National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine. And again he chose to study in absentia," the author remarks.
"The fact Hroisman obtained all his higher education degrees in absentia does not mean anything bad. It's important that his student days' habits should not interfere with his current post," Romaniuk concludes.