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FBC student wins 16th Chinese bridge competition

May 29, 2017 By Patrick Jaiah Kamara

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Deputy Ambassador, He Mingqing and Nathaniel Margai

A student at the Faculty of Social Science and Law, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, has won the 16th Chinese Bridge Competition held at the Confucius Institute on Friday (26th May 2017).

Nathaniel Margai, a year two student at Social Works department would represent Sierra Leone among hundreds of other students in the final competition for foreign students in China in June this year.

The competition was funded by the Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone and organized by the Confucius Institute.

Earlier, Director of the Institute, He Mingqing, said the competition was organized to inspire students and any other individuals that wanted to learn Chinese language.

He said the competition would attract three areas including giving speech in Chinese entitled “Dreams Enlightens the Future”, question and answer section and Chines melody.

Deputy Ambassador, Wang Xingming, expressed profound satisfaction with the work of the Confucius Institute at University of Sierra Leone (USL).

He also registered sincere appreciation to the government of Sierra Leone and USL for accommodating the institute and providing the learning atmosphere to them.

He stated that the performances of the contestant were intriguing and that the Chinese government would continue to award scholarship to students from Sierra Leone to learn Chinese language.

He said it was an opportunity to learn the Chinese language as China was the second largest economy in the world, and that they have established over 600 Confucius Institute across the world.

“It would be a golden opportunity if you can speak Chinese fluently because our economy is growing rapidly,” he said.

He noted that Sierra Leone also has some good attributes that the Chinese could also emulate and that they were benefiting a lot from the country.

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