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Confucius Institute Celebrates 4th Anniversary, Welcomes New Director

  • In General
  • 12 Nov 2018 - 8:44am
  • By Mark Wamai
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L-R: Chinese Ambassador to Uganda-H.E. Zheng ZhuQiang, Minister for KCCA-Hon. Beti Olive Kamya and the Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe make their way into the Main Hall for the Confucius Institute 4th Anniversary Celebrations as Outgoing Director-Prof. Hong Yonghong (Rear) applauds, 9th November 2018, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda

The Confucius Institute (CI) at Makerere University on Friday, 9th November 2018 celebrated four successful years of teaching and promoting Chinese language and culture at a colourful ceremony held in the Main Hall, Makerere University. The ceremony was presided over by the Minister for Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA)-Hon. Beti Olive Kamya and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to Uganda, H.E. Zheng ZhuQiang.

Earlier in the day, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe had chaired the CI Advisory Board meeting, which paved way for further collaboration between Makerere and Xiangtan University in several areas.

The Confucius Institute at Makerere University grew by leaps and bounds during Prof. Hong Yonghong's tenure as Director

In his remarks at the fourth anniversary celebrations, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe noted that the Confucius Institute (CI) at Makerere University is growing by leaps and bounds and linking the people of Uganda and China. He congratulated the outgoing CI Director upon laying a firm foundation during his tenure.

“As we bid farewell to Prof. Hong Yonghong, we thank him for being the pioneer Director of the Confucius Institute at Makerere. At the same time I welcome Prof. Xia Zhuoqiong and wish her an enjoyable stay at Makerere University” said Prof. Nawangwe.

Prof. Xia Zhuoqiong is the new Confucius Institute at Makerere University Director

Established on 19th December 2014 at Makerere University, CI is the only established institute in Uganda to handle the teaching and learning of Chinese. CI’s vision is to be a dynamic, self-reliant and autonomous centre of excellence in provision of quality teaching and research in Chinese studies with emphasis on language and culture as well as service to the community.

Article by Public Relations Office

 

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