China seems to be making a continuous impact in Africa especially in Ghana as the country has officially inaugurated a second Confucius Institute at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana. The number of Confucius Institutes in Ghana now stands at two with the other one located at the University of Ghana, Legon. The institute was founded in partnership with the Hunan City University to promote Chinese language teaching and culture in the country after years of academic cooperation discussions between the two institutions.
Chinese Ambassador Sun Baohong said China and Ghana enjoyed a longstanding bond of traditional friendship and rapid development in cooperation in economics, trade, education and other fields. She said the Confucius Institute at the University of Cape Coast was the latest development of this strong momentum and would make further contributions to cementing the bilateral relations.
She said the Chinese Embassy would spare no efforts to support the development of the institute at the university. “As Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, I hope that the Confucius Institute at UCC will be dedicated to spreading Chinese language and culture, enriching the course contents, innovating management philosophy and cultivating high-end talents in Chinese as well,” she said.
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Professor Domwini Dabire Kuupole, said the Confucius Institute at the University of Cape Coast was a positive addition to their stock and an enriching overture in a congenial dialogue among cultures. Ghana’s Minister of Tourism and Creative Arts Elizabeth Ofosu Agyare hoped the institute would become the window and bridge for cultural and linguistic exchanges between China and Ghana.
The President of Hunan City University, Prof. Li Jianqi, appealed to Ghana’s young students to learn the Chinese language, understand Chinese culture, science and technology so as to broaden their knowledge in Chinese affairs.
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