Confucius Institute at University of Dhaka Holds First Commencement Ceremony for Students Learning Chinese
The First Graduation Ceremony for Students Learning Chinese ——the 2017 Entrance Ceremony of the Confucius Institute at University of Dhaka, which was organized by Yunnan University, was held in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh on Mar. 30th, 2017.
A total of 55 students in the Confucius Institute at University of Dhaka acquired graduation certificates. Among them, 33 have passed the HSK (Chinese Language Proficiency Test) level I, 8 have passed the level II, 5 have passed the level III and 9 have completed the course “An Overview of Chinese Language and Culture”.
According to the institute, some of the graduates continue to learn Chinese in the Confucius Institute at University of Dhaka, some have applied for Chinese government scholarship and Confucius Institute scholarship and plan to study in China, and some others have been employed by Chinese-funded companies. After the graduation ceremony, the Confucius Institute at University of Dhaka welcomed the new students of the 2017 spring semester.
Chen Shuang, Cultural Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh, spoke highly of the contributions made by the people from all walks of life in China and Bangladesh to the cause of promoting Chinese. He congratulated the students from the Confucius Institute at University of Dhaka on their excellent academic performances in his speech and awarded graduation certificates to the graduates.
Iffat Majid, foreign Director of the Confucius Institute at University of Dhaka, expressed strong support for the further development of Chinese language teaching in the University.
Founded in November 2015, the Confucius Institute at University of Dhaka is the second Confucius Institute organized by Yunnan University in Bangladesh. Since the institute began to enroll students in September 2016, the total enrolled students have exceeded 200, among whom are mainly students from University of Dhaka and other public schools as well as some people from the community.
(Story by Liu Chuntao, Xinhua News Agency, Dhaka, Mar. 31st)