The Embassy of the Republic of China has awarded 51 teachers and 51 students spread across the Areas Councils within the Federal Capital Territory( FCT), Abuja with cash prices for their commitment to duty and excellent performance of some students.
The Embassy also donated some materials to the China Assisted Model Primary school Nyanya, to assist the teachers to ease their job and for the development of the students.
Speaking on the occasion to mark the October 1st Award of China-Nigeria Friendship” Award Ceremony at the China Assisted Model Primary School in Nyanya, the Ambassador of China to Nigeria, Cui Jian Chun noted that it is a honor to award the excellent teachers and students, donate books to Model Primary School on behalf of the Chinese Embassy.
The Ambassador who was represented by his wife, Mrs. Liang Huili said, “Today I come to this beautiful campus once again, I really feel at home and very delighted to meet our amiable Principal, respectable teachers and lovely students”
According to him, In the past, the Chinese Embassy and Chinese companies in Nigeria built new classrooms for students, finished maintenance work for those old rooms and toilets, donated computers which is badly needed by students and power generator which was urgently demanded by the school.
“Today we bring with us new items, with a desire that they will be able to help the teachers in their teaching, give the students a hand in their studies and contribute to the development of school”
He noted that “2022 marks the 51st anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Nigeria and China. Over the past year, together with efforts made by Nigerian side, we have witnessed gratifying progress on bilateral relations across the board”.
“Dear friends, friendship, which derives from close contact between the people, holds the key to sound state-to-state relations, and our cultures can build the friendship bridge connecting China and Nigeria. In this respect, H.E. Chinese Ambassador proposed “Sharing Chinese Harmony, Performing Nigeria-China Symphony” initiative”
The Envoy said “both China and Nigeria are cultural giants with a long history. Traditional culture plays an important role in the historical process of their national independence and revitalization. As good friends, good brothers and good partners, both countries not only cherish the concept of Harmony due to their important traditional value in facilitating personal growth and country’s development, but also enjoy their good relationship through performing Nigeria-China Symphony”.
Chun explained that educational exchange and cooperation between China and Nigeria is always the Embassy’s top priority saying that Solving the difficulties faced is their greatest pursuit in providing the students with good learning environment.
He concluded that “since we know that students are the future of Nigeria, well-educated students are more capable of building a more beautiful Nigeria”.
In a remark, the Acting Chairman, FCT Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB) Dr Alhassan Sule, who appreciated the Chinese Embassy for it’s relentless effort to the development of the FCT Education sector noted that the award and scholarship presentation by the Embassy started way back in 2013
Represented by the Director of Finance and Account, FCT UBEB, Sule recounted the financial and material support of the Chinese Embassy to FCT Schools.
Sule explained that the award recipients were specially and carefully selected from different Primary and Junior Secondary Schools across the 6 Area Councils, to commemorate the 51 years of bilateral relationship between Nigeria and China.
“Today, we are once again gathered here by the Ambassador and his team from the Chinese Embassy for yet another presentation of scholarship to 51 selected learners and 51 selected teachers from both Primary and Junior Secondary Schools across the 6 Area Councils.
“To commemorate the 51 years of bilateral relationship, Cultural exchange, educational supports, economic, political and security relationships between these 2 great and most populous nations in their various continents, Nigeria and China.
He advised the beneficiaries of the award, to make judicious use of the funds given to improve their capacities educationally.