The Institute of Nigeria-China Development Studies of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has stressed the need for Nigerian youths to be exposed to the Chinese culture.
Director of the Institute, Prof. Olufemi Saibu, made the opinion at a speech competition organized by Confucius Institute in collaboration with the Chinese Embassy for Nigerian youths to show their affection for China.
The Director, whose Institute is also a core partner in the event, explained that exposing Nigerian youths to China culture will boost creativity.
“Exposing our students to Chinese culture and civilization is a positive development for Nigerian polity. An understanding between the people would also promote the much desired win-win cooperation between China and Nigeria in the years ahead.
“It will boost creativity and encourage our youths to be self-reliant. Nigerians should avail themselves of the opportunities currently being offered by the Confucius Institute in Nigeria to learn to communicate in Chine Mandarin language,” he stated.
Prof. Wang Yongjing, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute, said that the event was an activity to strengthen Sino-Nigeria ties and friendship.
During the speech competition, students who were passionate, vibrant, distinct and could vividly express their feelings about Chinese history, culture, arts, philosophy, geography, and its people were selected to make a presentation.
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