Nigerian State to Include Chinese Language in School Curriculum, Gives Reason

Nigerian State to Include Chinese Language in School Curriculum, Gives Reason

  • The Bayelsa government is taking steps to make the teaching and learning of Chinese language a priority in public schools in the state
  • Deputy governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, revealed this when he hosted some stakeholders in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa capital
  • reports that Ewhrudjakpo stated that the government wants the students to take full advantage of career opportunities in the Chinese subject journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has 9-year experience covering basic and tertiary education in Nigeria and worldwide

Yenagoa, Bayelsa state - The Bayelsa state government has said it is working on plans to make the teaching and learning of Chinese, French and Ijaw languages a priority in public schools.

As reported by The Punch, the government also said it wants to place greater importance on science and mathematics.

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Bayelsa moves to prioritise teaching of Chinese

Deputy governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, disclosed this when the national and state chapters of the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) paid him a courtesy visit in Yenagoa on Thursday, January 25.

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Ewhrudjakpo explained that the emphasis on the above-listed languages was to equip the young ones to take full advantage of career opportunities offered by those subjects in the future.

The government official added that there is a growing economic influence of China in global affairs. reports that during the meeting, APWEN also presented two awards to the deputy governor.

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China invites Nigerians to apply for scholarships

Earlier, reported that a fully-funded scholarship opportunity for Nigerians and other international students surfaced at the East China Normal University (ECNU). The ECNU is a public university in Shanghai, China.

It is affiliated with the country's ministry of education and co-sponsored by the ministry of education and the Shanghai municipal people's government.

The opportunity at the Asian university provides students with the opportunity to interact with people from different cultures, religions, ethnicities, as well as socio-political and economic backgrounds.


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