Bayero University, Kano, BUK, has signed a memorandum of understanding, MoU, with the Chinese Embassy to commence teaching of Chinese language.
Li Xuda, a Cultural Affairs Officer in the Chinese Embassy, who signed the MoU on behalf of the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria on Friday, said Bayero University has established a reputation that many institutions would be happy to partner with.
According to a report on the university’s website, the ambassador noted that language is at the centre stage of bridging the gap among countries, noting that the relationship between Nigeria and China would significantly be improved.
He said it was a memorable day to sign the memorandum of understanding with Bayero University, Kano, an institution that produced quality graduates, adding that it would pave more avenues for collaboration between Nigeria and China.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello, who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics, Professor Adamu Idris Tanko, said BUK had already partnered with some Chinese universities in terms of academic linkage, staff and students exchange. He said the MoU would boost BUK’s relationship with Chinese people.
The vice chancellor noted that the university would also mount proficiency course in Chinese language to provide access to traders and other people in the country especially those who frequently travel to China for business or study purposes.