Confucius Institute’s New Chinese Director visits Takoradi Technical University

The new Chinese Director of Confucius Institute at the University of Cape Coast, Zhou Guiping, on the 4th of December 2020, in the company of the Ghanaian director of the Confucius Institute at University of Cape Coast, Prof. Ishmael Mensah, paid a visit to the Takoradi Technical University.  The delegation from the Confucius Institute were warmly received by the Vice-Chancellor of Takoradi Technical University, Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun and the Dean of International Programmes and External Linkages Office, Prof. (Mrs.) Maame Afua Nkrumah.

Dean of International Programmes and External Linkages Office, Prof. (Mrs.) Maame Afua Nkrumah, informed the delegation from the Confucius Institute about the Chinese teaching and learning at the Takoradi Technical University. According to her, the Takoradi Technical University began the teaching and learning of Chinese in 2019 but due to the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic,  all academic activities including Chinese Classes were suspended.  She assured the delegation that, the university will continue the teaching and learning of Chinese as soon as school reopens next year.

The Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun,in his remarks affirmed the work of the Confucius Institute and expressed the desire to transform Takoradi Technical University from been one of Confucius Institute’s Teaching Centers to become one of the Confucius classrooms in Ghana. He also mentioned that, the university will be enrolling more students to study Chinese,  therefore, requests that more Chinese lecturers be allocated to Takoradi Technical University to help with the teaching and learning of Chinese.

The Ghanaian director of the Confucius Institute, Prof. Ishmael Mensah, assured the Vice-Chancellor that, the Confucius Institute already has three Confucius Classrooms and at the appropriate time, the Confucius Institute will do everything possible to help Takoradi Technical University  to also become one of the Confucius Classrooms in Ghana . He urged the University to provide accommodation for at least one Chinese lecturer to ensure effective teaching and learning .

Director Zhou Guiping expressed her sincere gratitude to the Takoradi Technical University for their continuous support to the Confucius Institute and for making Takoradi Technical University one of the Teaching centers of the  Confucius Institute at the University of Cape Coast. She also urged the University management to put in place necessary measures to ensure that more students  learn Chinese language at Takoradi Technical University. Director Zhou, promised to visit the University when school  officially reopens next year.

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