The Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute, Professor Zhao Hongling has commended Grace Schools for its impressive and spectacular promotion of Chinese language and culture in Nigeria.
Hongling who spoke during the recent foreign languages day of Grace Children School lauded the various activities and educative programs embarked upon by Grace Schools to promote the studying of Chinese language.
The Foreign language day focused on the celebration and promotion of Chinese and French languages as part of efforts to expose and educate the students on the importance of foreign culture.
Hongling who enjoined parents to support their children to learn foreign languages lectured the students on the benefits of learning foreign language like Chinese as it offers numerous benefits such as opportunities to study overseas as well as scholarship grants.
While on an educative tour of the school, Hongling commended the language proficiency of the students and applauded the first class teaching facilities of Grace Schools.
A representative of the French Community, Monsieur Salami also lectured the students on various names and the body parts of the French language and intonation.
Mrs Olatokunbo Edun, the Executive Director of Grace Schools say the Schools both at the secondary and primary arms will continue to collaborate with the Confucius Institute in its quest to provide holistic learning experience for the students.
The Headmistress, Grace Children School, Dr Nike Akindayomi said the School has been actively promoting the teaching of Chinese language, culture and civilization amongst its pupils.
According to her, Grace School is the first teaching site for the Confucius Institute in Lagos. She said Grace School adopted both French and languages in its curriculum.