The Director of Confucius Institute, Prof. Yu Zhangbao has called on students to remain focused on the business of Chinese language acquisition. Prof. Zhangbao made this call during the farewell event of the 134 China-bound scholarship recipients.
Prof Zhangbao, who appreciated the effort of the scholarship recipients for making UNIZIK CI ‘the best CI in all 164 countries,’ asked for more hard work, saying it’s a way to build a good reputation for the Institute.
During his remark, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Charles Esimone, FAS was full of happiness for the achievements of the students and the effort of their teachers in seeing that CI is moved to a greater height. The VC who was represented by the Deputy Director, Student Affairs, Dr. Emma Anakwuba encouraged the students to go the extra mile to keep the doors of China open to more Nigerian students since the Institute has the potential to take students to China to study.
UNIZIK CI has crossed the threshold of getting 100 scholarships. Just recently, the 134 scholarship recipients include 38 in Masters’ degree, 31 in Bachelors’, 42 in One-year program and 23 in One-semester program. In all 528 CIs in 176 countries, only 35 students passed HSK level 6, 24 from UNIZIK CI. The 21 students that sat for the advanced HSKK in 2019 made 100% pass rate.