The Executive Director of Grace Schools Lagos, Mrs. Olatokunbo Edun has reiterated the need to ensure sustainability of the cultural exchange between China and Nigeria.
At the China’s National Day Celebration, organised by the Confucius Institute, University of Lagos, Edun said that the there are enormous benefits to be derived by both countries.
She said the promotion of Chinese language and culture has exposed Nigerian students to deepen their knowledge on a global scale.
Edun, who was a Special Guest, added that Grace Schools have been in the forefront of teaching chines language and promoting it culture in Nigeria .
The Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, Ms. Yan Yuqing said the cooperation between China and Nigeria has yielded several benefits for both countries.
Yuqing said China is determined to foster it’s international cooperation with Nigeria through cultural exchange and other areas.
She said that the Belt and Road Initiative of the Chinese government was developed to connect with countries around the globe The initiative according to her has deepened China’s economic and social relations with Nigeria and other countries.
She lauded the Confucius Institute established at the University of Lagos to promote Chinese language and culture, saying the initiative would deepen the relationship between China and Nigeria.
The Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute, Prof. Zhao Hongling said that China and Nigeria have profound friendship and In-depth relationship.
He said the Confucius Institute has been a veritable avenue to promote the teaching of Chinese language and culture.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics and Research) at the University of Lagos, Prof. Bolanle Oboh said that the university is poised to collaborate more with the Confucius Institute to promote Chinese language and culture.