The Cultural Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria, Mr Li Xuda has restated the commitment of the Chinese Embassy to consolidate on the existing educational exchange and cooperation between the two countries.
“Let me assure FCT Secondary Education Board of the Chinese Embassy’s readiness and willingness to work together to further promote the educational exchange and cooperation, and embrace a better future full of hope and live!”
Mr Li made this commitment, Wednesday, at the Award-winning Exhibition of the Drawing Competition on Fighting COVID-19, which was hosted by Government Secondary School, Garki, Abuja.
Mr Li recalled in August, the Embassy in Nigeria and FCT Secondary Education Board worked together and successfully hosted 2020 China Image Drawing Competition theme with “The Strength of China-Nigeria Solidarity in Defeating COVID-19.” According to Li, the Awarding ceremony for the drawing competition was held in September, where the first prize winner, Prosper Danis, a student of Government Secondary School Mpape, said in an interview with journalists that “He is proud of the efforts by the Chinese government through its embassy in Nigeria to reach out to young students,” This is very encouraging as it will help us pursue our aims more.”
In a speech, the chairman FCT Secondary Education Board, Hon Yahaya Musa Muhammad, commended the Chinese Embassy for organising and sponsoring drawing exhibition ceremony during lockdown at home.
“The competition did not only keep the student intellectually busy but equally avail them the opportunity to have indepth knowledge of COVID-19 protocol and by putting their power of imagination on cardboard sheets.
Hon Muhammad also thanked the embassy for the scholarship award to 10 students and two teachers from each of the 12 Chinese corners of the Board. “The donation of generating sets to the Chinese corners is an indication that the Embassy is really keen on equipping and improving academic and cultural activities in our schools.”
Hon Muhammad informed the Embassy of the additional nine Chinese corners to be added as earlier requested by the Embassy is being given attention.” Currently, the selected schools are putting the corners in order before our assessment and consequent approval.”
The event featured performance of cultural dance of Nigeria and China by students of Government Secondary School Garki.