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UniAbuja Partners with Chinese Embassy to Establish Language Department

Prof. Michael Adikwu, the Vice-Chancellor,
University of Abuja (UniAbuja), on Friday
said that the institution would partner
with the Chinese Embassy to set up a
Chinese Language Department.
Adikwu said this when he received some
Information Communication Technology
(ICT) equipment donated to the school by
the Chinese Embassy in Abuja.
The items include 12 computers, three
printers and books on Chinese policies.
“One of the major problems of
collaboration is that you must be able to
understand the people you are
collaborating with.
“We are talking about having a
department that teaches Chinese
language; we have spoken about it.
“The equipment they are talking about
are ICT equipment, computers and
printers what this means is that our
students can now key more into e-
learning.
“The entire world is going into ICT; in
fact, any institution that is not ICT
compliant is not an institution of the 21st
century,’’ he said.
Adikwu said that for one to meet with
global demands one must be ICT
compliant; adding that UniAbuja wanted
to train people who would be globally
relevant not just for Nigeria.
On his part, Mr Zhang Bin, Charge d’ Affair
of the Chinese Embassy, said that the
donation was in furtherance of the
existing cooperation between Nigeria and
China.
He said the presentation was a way of
improving collaboration between the two
countries in the area of education.
“China and Nigeria enjoy a long standing
friendship and cooperation and this
cooperation has already expanded to
other fields including education and
culture.
“So, it is in the spirit of enhancing the
level of cooperation in the field of
education that this embassy wants to
present some office equipment to the
Abuja university.
“We hope that this will be helpful for the
enhancement of the academic level of the
university,’’ he said.
According to Bin, Nnamdi Azikiwe
University, Awka, and the University of
Lagos already have the Confucius institute
for the teaching of Chinese language and
culture.

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