Ghanaian students urged to study Chinese
Accra, Mr Joseph Huang, Vice President of the Ghana Chinese Chamber of Commerce, has encouraged Ghanaian students to study Chinese.
This is because such learning enhances their options of gaining employment with the various Chinese companies that are presently in the country.
Mr Huang, said this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, at the 16th Chinese Bridge Preliminary Competition, which was held on Friday in Accra.
"I encourage students to pursue Chinese learning with all seriousness, since it provides them with several opportunities in this present era," he said.
He said the good relations between Ghana and China had resulted in fruitful bilateral collaborations and the result being the presence of a large number of Chinese companies in the country.
Mr. Huang said these Chinese companies were now more than ever keen on employing Ghanaians.
"Ghanaians with education in Chinese language and culture thus stand a good chance at being employed by any of these companies," he said.
The competition was contested by students from the University of Ghana (UG), University of Cape Coast and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Mr Edward Joseph Yawson of the UG, came out as the over-all best with Benjamin Hayfron-Walker, also from the UG placing second.
Nathan Ankrah and Fiati Constancia Etornam of the UG, both took the third position.
Mr Yawson, the over-all winner, had as his prize, a paid for trip to China to participate in the Chinese Bridge Final Competition and at least, half a year's Confucius Institute's scholarship.
The second participant was awarded with a paid visit to watch the final Chinese Bridge Competition in China, and the third an Ipad L each.
The Chinese Bridge Competition is a Chinese Proficiency competition for non-Chinese College Students.
It is held annually all over the world by countries with Chinese learning centers, with the grand finals being held in China.
Source: Ghana News Agency