The Visit of Education Delegation from Congo to University of Jinan

Apr,18 2017  from:News Center

On April 10th, a delegation consisting of 11 educators from Republic of the Congo visited University of Jinan. Wang Baoxian, vice president of University of Jinan, met the delegation. Meanwhile, the relevant officials from International Cooperation and Exchange, the School of Education and Psychology, International Institute of Education attended the meeting.

Vice President Wang Baoxian expressed his sincere welcome to the visit of the delegation to China, and introduced the basic situation of University of Jinan in discipline construction, teaching staff, personnel training and international exchanges. Vice President Wang Baoxian talked about the precious friendship between China and Africa, the two sides increasingly in-depth exchanges. University of Jinan, located in Kong Meng Township, was deeply infiltrated by the Confucian culture. Taking language teaching and cultural exchange as a platform, the establishment of Confucius Institute co-built by the University of Jinan and Marian Nguwabi University, has been offering extensive and convenient channels for the Congo (Brazzaville) local people to learn Chinese, making great contributions to promote exchanges among the peoples from the two counties.This is the second time that University of Jinan undertook Congo (Brazzaville) education delegation activities. Both sides want to take this opportunity to further deepen our mutual understanding in terms of Chinese teaching, and to settle a stable foundation for educational and cultural exchanges between the two countries.

Vice President of the Ministry of Education of the Congo (DRC), Mr. Moudu Jean Jean Luck, on behalf of the delegation expressed his sincere gratitude for the warm reception of University of Jinan. He mentioned that Chinese is gradually becoming a world language. With the deepening of the exchanges between China and Africa, more and more Africans recognize the necessity of learning Chinese. As a result, the enthusiasm of Chinese learning continues to rise. With the beneficial platform of Confucius Institute, the delegation is very pleased to be able to experience the authentic Chinese culture at close range, have a deep understanding of China's education system. We hope that we will further promote the popularization of Chinese language in Congolese (Burberry) local middle school and promote the spread of Chinese teaching and Chinese culture through this visit.

After the meeting, the delegation visited our school library, Jiazi Lake, Zilan Court, eighth canteen and other parts of the campus facilities, and they also had a discussion with our foreign students from the Congo. During the symposium, the foreign students reported their study and life in China to their members and show their learning outcomes. The delegation expressed appreciation for their achievements and encouraged them to cherish the valuable opportunity to study in China, and strive to become a good Chinese teacher when they return in the future, providing supports for more Congolese people to learn Chinese.

As an annual exchange program for the Confucius Institute, the mission is supported by the Hanban, which aims to provide an opportunity for the educators of the Congo (Brazzaville) to gain an in-depth understanding of Chinese culture and to promote exchanges. During the period of 13 days, the delegation will visit Chinese traditional schools such as Chinese, calligraphy and tai chi, and go to the Confucius Institute Headquarters, Jinan Foreign Language School, Jinan University Kindergarten, Tide Group, Qufu three holes of the Holy Land and other fields to have field observations and discussions, comprehensively experiencing the profound Chinese culture.