Confucius Classroom Open Day Celebrated At HwU

Confucius Classroom (teaching Chinese Language) open day ceremony celebrated at student’s service directorate building on October 06, 2015 in the presence of Hawassa University President, different higher officials and invited guests.

Professor Yosef Mamo President of Hawassa University,   in the speech on the occasion said that, the bilateral relation in all aspects between China and Ethiopia is booming at the governmental level and the community at large.    So, students who got the chance to learn Chinese language will facilitate the   relation people to people rather than getting the opportunity to work in different Chinese companies in Ethiopia.  

 The Confucius Classroom is started since 2011 at Hawassa University and they have more than 100 Confucius institutes in the world according to Mis Liu Mengxue Coordinator of Confucius classroom at HwU.  She added that the main objective of the ceremony was to invite more people to know about Chinese culture, language and traditional food preparation.

Mis Liu Mengxue further stressed that, starting from 2014/15 academic year class of BA Degree in Chinese language was ongoing and fifteen students are attending their regular class. In this year 20 students admitted to join the program according to the coordinator. Besides BA program they offer short term training at certificate level. Finally, she notified that, any interested staff member in the University can apply and learn free of charge Chinese Language and Culture. But they will pay for the Chinese Language Proficiency test in order to receive international certificate in chine’s language.