The president’s speech from the University of Cape Coast
A speech from the president Li Jianqi
A speech from the ambassador Sun Baohong
The parties signed the enforcing agreement of Confucius Institute
Conference photo in the opening ceremony
On the morning of June 2, local time in Ghana, Confucius Institute, which was established by our University and the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, has formally inaugurated. More than 600 people, which included Chinese embassy in Ghana, Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Ghana, Delegation of local education authorities in Hunan Province, Delegation of Hunan City University, principal of the relevant government agencies, some teachers and students of the University of Cape Coast and other distinguished guests, attended the unveiling ceremony.
It marked the beginning of opening ceremony in the the school songs of our University and the University of Cape Coast. At first, President Cooper of the University of Cape Coast gave a welcome speech. He claimed that Confucius Institute, which is a gift, which will deepen cooperative relationship between us and china that is Africa's largest trading partner, offered a variety of opportunities for us, presented by Chinese government, We can find the ways they look at issues through new horizons, We can find new ways to build cultural capital, which integrated our traditional culture and future perfect. Confucius Institute will definitely become a bridge of friendship between China and Ghana, promote the development of cultures in two countries.
The ambassador Sun Baohong of Chinese embassy in Ghana made a speech, in which she claims that with economic and trade exchanges between China and Ghana keeps heating up, more and more Ghanaian developed immense interests in Chinese language culture, social economy and developmental mode. They wanted to study abroad in China, made friends with Chinese. The establishment of Confucius Institutes in the University of Cape Coast came at just the right time and was of great significance, it will further deepen and enhance communication and cooperation of education between China and Ghana, it will further promote cultural communication and provide powerful support to economic and trade cooperation.
As the Chinese embassy in Ghana, I hope that Confucius Institute of the University of Cape Coast can have a firm and sincere aim in Chinese language teaching, spread Chinese language and culture, enrich the content of curriculum, innovate the principle of management, cultivate high-end Chinese talents, make Confucius Institute into cultural communication center in both china and Ghana. Embassy in Ghana will fully support the development of Confucius Institute of the University of Cape Coast, become more active in sending additional Chinese language teacher and scholarship opportunities in order that students in Ghana can obtain better quality teaching and learning resources.
At the ceremony, she conveyed the director of the NOCFL ,the director-general Xu Lin’s congratulations to the event. She considered that thanks to our mutual efforts and close cooperation between Hunan City University and the University of Cape Coast, Confucius Institute can definitely support better quality Chinese language teaching and culture activities, it would forcefully promote communication and cooperation of education and culture between China and Ghana, rewrite a new chapter in traditional friendship between our two peoples.
Ghana’s tourism and culture minister Elizabeth announced that, on the one hand, Confucius Institute played a positive role in promoting the development of Chinese language teaching, on the other hand, it opened a window for cultural exchange for China and Ghana, it played a role as a Bridge for communicating emotion and friendship, for promoting the mutual exchanges between two civilizations .
Faculties and students who are in the Chinese language teaching department of the University of Cape Coast had a rousing rendition, students struck up some songs in Chinese called, “My Chinese Heart ”, and the like, which have Chinese characteristics. The excellent performance won waves of warm applause from the audience, which made the atmosphere to a climax.
President Li Jianqi appreciated substantial support which offered by people from various circles in the process of Confucius Institute preparation. He declared that this was a rare opportunity of development for Hunan City University and the University of Cape Coast, our Universities will work together to create a productive and characteristic Confucius Institute, make contributions to propel economic and cultural exchanges between our two countries, to strengthen friendship, to promote world peace .
Xiong Junjun, the chief of the department of student affairs at the provincial education department, extended his congratulations to Confucius Institute in the University of Cape Coast on behalf of the provincial education department, he hoped that two universities can further strengthen cooperation and exchanges through Confucius Institute, make contributions to the friendship and cultural development for china and Ghana.
Witnessed by the ambassador Sun Baohong and Ghana’s tourism and culture minister Elizabeth, president Li Jianqi and President Cooper in the University of Cape Coast signed “ the enforcing agreement on the cooperative development of Confucius Institute in the University of Cape Coast ”.
Inauguration of Confucius Institute in the University of Cape Coast by Sun Baohong and Cooper.
Confucius Institute in the University of Cape Coast is the first Confucius Institute which was undertaken by Hunan City University which is the second-tier school, the first in the province, undertook the Confucius Institute. With the establishment of Confucius Institute, it provided a much better platform for our university in the international promotion of Chinese language, scientific research, university-industry cooperation and intercollegiate exchange.(Jun Feng)