400 students awarded scholarship

Students totalling about 400 from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University have been reportedly given the opportunity of admission into top Chinese universities through scholarship platform of HANBAN.

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This was confirmed by the Director of the Chinese Cultural and Research Centre, Prof. Wang Bo on Thursday, June 30 in Awka.

Bo mentioned that the move was only possible due to the relationship between Nigeria and China.

The Chinese Attache and Director of China Cultural Centre in Nigeria, Mr. Yan Xiangdong has assured the institution that the group will do all that it can to promote the university.

He said: “We have built good relationship and we will join hands with you for the growth of the cultural centre domiciled in your university."

The Vice Chancellor of UNIZIK, Professor Joseph Ahaneku, in his speech, extolled the intention of the centre and pleaded with the Chinese government to offer employment to graduates of the centre who also have other skills acquired from their other degree programmes.

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This is because, according to him, without proper engagement they will feel disillusioned.

He said, “Henceforth, our windows are wide open to accommodate all academia and researchers who may have China and Nigeria as their case study to come in and explore the opportunities here for their research work."

In her address, the director of Confucius Institute Prof. Carol Arinze-Umeobi said the Institute has established three Confucius classrooms at Federal Polytechnic, Oko, UNIZIK Primary and High school and at Enugu State College of Education, Technical.

He said the Institute now runs two categories of the programme which included Executive Class for business men and women to meet their business demands in China.

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