CHINA DIRECTOR OF CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE – UCC, PROF. HU LIANGCAI HOLDS TALKS WITH PRO VICE CHANCELLOR OF CAPE COAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY TO ESTABLISH CHINESE TRAINING CENTER IN CCTU.
Prof. Hu Liangcai, China Director of Confucius Institute at University of Cape Coast paid a visit to the Pro. Vice Chancellor of Cape Coast Technical University, Prof. Samuel K. Ansah to discuss establishing a Chinese Language Training Center .This is to help train the students of the Technical University in Chinese Language and Culture. The meeting was also attended by other senior staff members of the University, such as Mr. Michael M. Bentil, Registrar, Mr. Kwame Tenadu, Director of Language Training and Development Center(LTDC) – CCTU, Mr. Richmond Anamah Yeboah, Lecturer – LTDC and Mr. Ben Ebo Attom, Director of IRIA – CCTU.
The meeting began with a warm welcome by the Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof. Samuel K. Ansah. He indicated that the Vice Chancellor had travelled and had therefore appointed him to chair the meeting. He also added that the University has been waiting for an opportunity like this to partner with any Institute that is willing to promote Chinese learning in the University. After the Pro Vice Chancellor’s speech, Prof. Hu Liangcai was given the opportunity to present his side of the cooperation in a power point presentation.
Prof. Hu began his presentation by stating that there is a great friendship between China and Ghana, in terms of trade, education and other activities. He proceeded by introducing Confucius Institute and their collaboration with University of Cape Coast. Prof. Hu indicated that there are more than 500 Confucius Institutes established around the world, which includes Confucius Institute – University of Cape Coast . He also stated that Confucius Institute UCC has established classrooms at University Practice Senior High School and University Primary School, and other classrooms are going to be established in the Region soon.
He further introduced the programs of Confucius Institute – University of Cape Coast, which are the teaching program, summer camp, scholarship program and the Chinese bridge program. The Outreach programs, the 3 credit Liberal Course and the HSK training course. The Summer Camp is being organized for 20 students within the age of 15 – 30 on a full scholarship upon arrival in China. Students will therefore have to pay for their own international air ticket. The Chinese bridge program is a Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students. It is a large-scale international competition organized by Hanban every year.
He ended his presentation by stating that the Institute is willing to establish a Chinese Language Training Center at Cape Coast Technical University, to train the students and even the staff who are willing to learn. In future the center can grow into a Confucius Institute at the University.
The Pro. Vice Chancellor appreciated Prof. Hu for his presentation and stated that the University is very much interested in such cooperations. He added that the board members will go through the sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) which that Institute has given them and call up for further arrangements. It was decided therefore that the MOU is likely to be signed in August, 2017.