Confucius Institute Day Celebrated

Students Performing Chinese Martial Arts


The Confucius Institute (CI) at the University of Ghana has observed Confucius Institute Day to commemorate the achievements of the Institute during it’s ten years of existence globally.


The colourful ceremony comprised Performances of Chinese Tea culture, Taichi, Chinese lion dance, varying musical performances and acrobatics by Teachers, students and some professional performers.

Ms. Wang Chengjin (CI Teacher) Displaying Chinese Tea Art


In her address the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Sun Baohong stressed the importance of cultural exchange in the China-Africa partnership and the role of the Confucius Institute in championing this goal.


Prof. Agyei-Mensah, Provost of the College of Humanities and Dr. Josephine Dzahene-Quarshie, Ghanaian Director of the Confucius Institute also praised the contributions of the Confucius Institute in the promotion of cultural and educational exchanges between China and Ghana.


Dr. Mei Meillian, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute outlined the action plan of the Institute for the year which includes; offering Chinese lessons as a subject in University Basic School and the Ghana Institute of Languages, Organising elementary Chinese language, Business Chinese, Chinese tea art, Taichi-Chinese shadow boxing, Chinese martial arts and HSK preparatory courses for the University community and any other interested persons.


As part of the celebrations a plaque was unveiled to commission an HSK centre which will enable Ghanaians studying Chinese to take Chinese proficiency tests in Ghana making them better qualified for competitive scholarships to study in China.


The HSK is an international standardized exam that assesses non-native Chinese speakers' abilities in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives.


Unveiling of HSK Plaque by H.E Chinese Ambassador to Ghana & Provost College of Humanities



Participants had the opportunity to experience firsthand Chinese culture and language by taking part in Chinese language lesson, Chinese martial art lesson, experiencing Chinese calligraphy nd painting of facial masks of Peking opera.



Song Performance by Students Studying Chinese     First Hand Cultural Experience by Students



                                                   Audience Excited by Wonderful Performance



                                Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Writing a Good Will Message to The CI-UG