LOME, April 7 (Xinhua) -- The ambassador of China to Togo has on Friday granted financial incentive reward to best Chinese language learners of the Confucius Institute of the University of Lome.
At least 28 students are granted the prize for their hard and successful work during the semester for Chinese language acquisition at the Confucius Institute.
This is part of a program of the ambassador Liu Yuxi purposed to encourage, every year, best students of the Lome Universty's Confucius Institute.
The grant handing ceremony occurred in the embassy of China to Togo and gathered students of Confucius Institute, principals and the teaching staff of the Institute, the president of the University of Lome, Professor Kokoroko Dodzi, and staff members at the Chinese embassy.
It has been coupled with the presentation of about twenty students from Confucius Institute who are gearing to leave within some days for summer holidays in Sichuan province in China.
On the occasion, ambassador Liu Yuxi congratulated both groups for their hardworking to disserve the incentive prize and the holidays to China.
"I wish them to be ambassadors of the friendship with Togo in China and to hold the opportunity to visually discover Chinese people way of life" , said the Chinese ambassador in a short address to the audience. Professor Kokoroko Dodzi, on his part, hailed the fruitful relationship between the University of Lome and the Chinese embassy to Togo.
"China has its rightful place at our level" , the president of University of Lome said, adding that the collaboration with China is going smoothly under best auspices.
He pointed out the necessity for Togolese students visiting China to return home as scheduled but soaked with the dynamism of Chinese people to support the new momentum of development in Togo.
Moussodou-Koumba Jean-Jacques, 23 years old with nearly two years of Chinese language learning at Confucius Institute is part of the group to visit China.
The summer holidays in China are exceptional opportunity to better his Chinese language acquisition, Moussodou-Koumba with Bachelor degree in biology and animal physiology from University of Lome told Xinhua.