Uganda : Chinese lessons in selected secondary schools

Makerere University has launched courses of Chinese language in October 2018. Photo : RR

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Uganda has unveiled plans for its citizens to start learn Chinese, in a move that highlights the openness of the African countries to learn other cultures.

Uganda’s government on Friday named 35 secondary schools selected to teach the Chinese language as one of the newest subjects on the secondary school syllabus.

The Ministry of Education’s National Curriculum Development Center (NCDC) selected the schools to benefit from the programme which is to rolled out next year.

At least 35 teacher trainers, who have been training in the Chinese language for the last nine months, have completed their course and will be posted to those various schools to spearhead the initial lessons.

Backed by soft loans and the putting up of several infrastructures across the continent, including the Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway, China has steadily increased its win-win relations in the continent in recent times.

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