Fifty-four Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) students have been awarded Chinese Government scholarship for further studies in China.
This was made known at the Confucius Institute graduation ceremony which was held recently at the Institute Center, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
The scholarship award gives some of the beneficiaries opportunity to complete any degree programme of their choice in leading universities in China while for some they will just spend one year for Chinese language proficiency.
In his opening speech, Teacher Yang Song congratulated the graduating students for thier achievement and promised that the Institute will continue to do all in its power to ensure that students come out successful in the programme.
According to him, the platform has helped create good relations between the Chinese and Nigerian government.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor of UNIZIK, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, expressed appreciation to the Chinese Government for the scholarship award which, according to him, is not a new development, as some of the University’s students are already in China and he had traveled several times to monitor them.
Prof. Ahaneku also congratulated the graduating students for successfully completing the Chinese Proficiency Programme while advising the scholarship beneficiaries to promote the good image of the University and Nigeria in China, to distinguish themselves and shun all vices that can mar the image of the University and Nigeria.
He added that they should always uphold the University’s motto: Discipline, Self Reliance and Excellence.