700 Nigerians Benefit From Chinese Scholarship

Nigeria China relations

The Chinese government has provided scholarship to 700 Nigerian students since 1987.

This was disclosed by the Charge d Affairs of the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria, Qin Jian, at a ceremony for the award of scholarship to another set of 24 students.

The envoy who described education as the foundation of a nation, said the students would study in various universities in China.

The scholarship offer by the Chinese government is part of efforts to strengthen bilateral relations between the China and Nigeria.

Jian added that “237 Nigerians are currently studying in China under the Chinese government scholarship scheme, apart from the self-sponsored ones.”

He said the gesture is a “great inspiration for our furtherance of bilateral exchanges and cooperation in educational field between Nigeria and China.”

He challenged the students to utilise the opportunity and ensure smooth completion of their studies with a view to serving Nigeria when they return.

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information, Ayotunde Adesugba, speaking on behalf of the Federal Government, commended the Chinese government for the gesture.

Adesugba said Nigeria and China have come a long way, adding that both countries have a lot to share.



    Ayotunde charged the students to be worthy ambassadors of Nigeria and to study hard in order to excel in their studies.

    One of the beneficiaries, Chikaosu Quincy, who will be studying Media Technology, thanked the Chinese government for the gesture and promised to do her best in her study.

    Another beneficiary, Udo Arinze, described the opportunity as “a dream-come-true” adding that he was prepared for the academic challenges in China.

    Parents and relatives of the beneficiaries were present at the ceremony.

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