China awards scholarship to Fifty-four (54) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, UNIZIK students to study in China.
Fifty-four 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 Wu Qunbin recognized and appreciated the support of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku, FAS and the entire Governing Council of the University. He also congratulated the graduating students for the achievement while promising 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, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, FAS 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 travelled 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.
According to him, the milestone that has been achieved through the Institute has helped elevate the image and reputation of the University and the country as a whole, and has encouraged the advancement of humanity.
Prof. Ahaneku also wished the other non-benefitting undergraduate students of the Institute success and also advised them to put in more effort in their studies so that they can also benefit from the Institute Scholarship Scheme.