Nigerian pupil, Anthony Ekwensi, has been topped the African champion on the 17th Chinese Bridge Chinese Language Proficiency Competitors for International Faculty College students.
The grand finale of the competitors passed off on August four in Changsha, Hunan Province the place Russian pupil Ruslan was the general winner on the occasion which paraded 152 college students from 118 nations.
The 21-year old Anambra-born Nigerian, who got here fourth within the closing competitors, made it to the final spherical of the championship with 4 different contestants who had been additionally topped champion of their respective continents.
The opposite winners had been Theodore Joseph from Australia who got here second, Guan Huimin from Indonesia, who took the third place and John Gardner from the US, who positioned fifth. In accordance with the organisers, the ultimate competitors consisted of three elements and examined the finalists’ language abilities and all-around skills, together with their data of Chinese tradition, historical past, traditions and communication, in addition to their singing and appearing abilities.
All 5 winners have been provided full scholarships by the Confucius Institute. In a phone interview with NAN from China, Ekwensi, a closing 12 months pupil of Nnamdi Azikiwe College (UNIZIK), Awka, Anambra State, stated he regarded ahead to returning to China to pursue a post-graduate programme.
‘‘I went into the competitors as a result of I knew there was a chance to do one thing nice, and likewise I wished a chance to go to the nation I’ve at all times dreamed of going. My subsequent plan now could be to graduate efficiently from UNIZIK after which come again to China for masters. I dedicate my award to God,’’ the ultimate 12 months pupil of Schooling Administration and Coverage stated.
Ekwensi learnt the Chinese language in Nigeria for 2 years on the Confucius Institute, UNIZIK, Awka.