Pupils of Grace High Schools, Gbagada, Lagos, have won the Chinese bridge competition organised by the Chinese Confucius Institute, in Lagos.
The secondary arm of the school won the first place in the competition while four junior school pupils won an all-expense paid trip to China, which was sponsored by the Chinese embassy.
Three of the pupils who will visit China, Olusanya Kenneth, Ayomide Tunwase and Minanengijeo Benedicte were picked for their enthusiasm and passion for Chinese language and culture while the fourth pupil, Olamide Odutola was considered for emerging as the best in Chinese language.
The pupils, who participated in the general knowledge and quiz, verbal communication, music and cultural dance contest, competed with over pupils from over 12 schools.
Speaking on this achievement, the school’s Administrator, Mrs. Tokunbo Edun, said the development was a fulfillment of the school’s goal of providing a complete and quality education with a view to developing well grounded scholars that would contribute to national development.
“It is our desire for our pupils to communicate in Nigerian languages, English, French and now Chinese. We are the first Nigerian school to introduce Chinese Language into our curriculum. The purpose for including Chinese in the school curriculum was not only to make our pupils multilingual in outlook but also to take advantage of the immense investment the Chinese Government is making in Nigeria and Africa as a whole,” she said. Via : PunchNG
Congratulations to these students and their school!
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