On the 24th of January, 2021 the Confucius Institute at the University of Cape Coast (CIUCC)organized an orientation programme for students of the University of Cape Coast, which was held at the Naana J. Opoku Agyemang Auditorium. The programme was aimed at helping students to familiarize themselves with the programmes offered by the Confucius Institute as well as opportunities available for students who study Chinese Language.

Appropriate measures were put in place to help prevent and control the COVID-19 Pandemic, during the orientation. All staff of CIUCC and students were required to adhere to strict COVID-19 rules and regulations such as; wearing of nose masks, checking of temperatures, and sanitizing of hands before and after the orientation. Students were only allowed to enter the auditorium after they had followed the COVID-19 rules.

Addressing the students, the Chinese Director of the Institute Prof. Zhou Guiping thanked the participants for taking time off their busy schedules to take part in the orientation and urged all participants to participate actively in all activities of the Confucius Institute. She informed students about the benefits of learning Chinese. According to her, learning the Chinese language could open greater doors for students in terms of jobs and scholarships.

The Ghanaian Director of the Institute, Prof. Ishmael Mensah in his address to the students, urged them to make good use of the opportunity offered by the Confucius Institute by studying Chinese for free. He advised students on the numerous opportunities they could get from learning Chinese.

On academic work, Miss Li Yinbo introduced students the various courses at CIUCC. These courses include; Beginners, HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and Martial Arts. Mr. Charles Delali Adegah informed students about the scholarship opportunities available including Chinese Government Scholarships, Confucius Institute Scholarship and Chinese University Scholarships.

There were various interesting performances at the orientation including Martial Art performances by Mr. Wang Puxiang, a Chinese teacher and two of his students, Paper Folding activity by Miss Yan Yawen, Miss Adelaide Safoa Kissi and Miss Bridget Danso Amoako and playing of the Chinese flute by Mr. Rafat Ibrahim.

The programme ended with Mr. Charles Delali Adegah congratulating all fresh students on their admission to the University of Cape Coast. He also encouraged all students to partake fully in courses at CIUCC.


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