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Umahi declares Chinese language compulsory in Ebonyi schools

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The governor of Ebonyi state, Chief David Umahi at the weekend revealed that Chinese Mandarin, Hindi and Climate Change will be compulsory subjects for students studying in Ebonyi colleges.

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Umahi noted that the implementation of the said subjects will take effect from 28th January, 2020 as the academic activities resumes, but added that it is compulsory for students studying Entrepreneurship/ Business Development and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

The governor who spoke through the Special Assistant on Vocational Education and Chief Executive Officer, Ebonyi State Vocational College, Princess Adaeze Nwaji Esq, made this known to newsmen in Abakaliki shortly after a courtesy call by a Chinese and Indian delegates.

He noted that the reasons for introducing Chinese languages as compulsory subjects is to boost business partnership between Ebonyi state and the Chinese government.

DAILY POST gathered that Umahi is the first governor in the south east geopolitical zone to introduce the Chinese languages as a compulsory subject in vocational colleges.

“Available research has it that language is a veritable tool that enhances intercontinental communication and trades

SOURCE: DAILY POST

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