The Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) in Anambra state has opened a teaching centre of the Confucius Institute at the Federal College of Agriculture in Ebonyi state.
According to the Nation News, the establishment came after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by the Vice Chancellor of UNIZIK, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku and the Provost of the college, Prof. Justina Mgbada, for the setting up of an institute for Chinese studies in the college.
The Vice Chancellor of UNIZIK said that the institute would afford people within the catchment area an opportunity to learn mandarin, noting that it would go a long way in assisting most of them in doing business with the Chinese.
The Vice Chancellor explained this during the tour of the facility with the Provost of the college. He advised the people of Ebonyi state to utilize the opportunity that the program offers.
“The establishment of the teaching point is in line with my administration’s resolve to give the Chinese program a national look,” the VC said.
The former secretary to the government of the federation, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim, who was also at the event, donated an executive Peugeot 506 car to the institute to assist Chinese teachers discharge their duties.
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