Officials of Nepalese Education Ministry Take Chinese Language Courses
Elementary Chinese classes for the Nepalese Education Ministry officially began on Feb. 13th, and more than 20 officials will receive Chinese courses offered by the Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University after work. The courses will be allocated in 80 hours in total.
According to Wang Shengli, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University, besides the Education Ministry, the Confucius Institute also provides Chinese courses for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, and the Nepalese Army Headquarters.
H.E. Yu Hong, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal delivering a speech at the opening ceremony
H.E, Yu Hong, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal expressed at the opening ceremony that, with the deepening of friendship between China and Nepal, there are more Nepalese friends who would like to learn Chinese and the Chinese culture. Exchanges and cooperation on education between China and Nepal will make further progress after officials of the Nepalese Education Ministry taking Chinese courses.
Officials of the Nepalese Education Ministry taking Chinese courses
“Nepal has a lot to learn from China in technology, education, culture and other fields, which is only possible through learning Chinese, so we feel it is necessary to have our officials learn Chinese first,” Hari Prasad Bashyal, Joint Secretary at the Education Ministry told Xinhua.
It is learned that the Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University was established in June, 2007 and it has trained more than 20,000 Nepalese students so far. As a comprehensive educational institution integrating teacher training and Chinese cultural transmission, it has become an important base for Nepalese to learn Chinese and the Chinese culture.
Story by Zhou Shengping
Photos by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China ; chinanews. com
Xinhua News Agency, Kathmandu, Feb. 14th