Fifty-nine students from the Confucius Institute in Cameroon received a scholarship on Friday from the Chinese ambassador Wang Yingwu.
The scholarship was shared among the students who performed exceptionally well in the Chinese proficiency test (HSK) and during the class.
Ariane Zetchounag, 24, level 2 student at the Confucius Institute and a receiver of the Chinese ambassador scholarship, said the prize will assist her in learning Chinese language more proficiently.
“By studying China and its culture, these young Cameroonians will be carriers of the message of friendship between our two countries,” ambassador Wang said.
Friday’s ceremony also congratulated the outstanding Chinese teachers of the 2018-2019 school year.
One of the awardees was Gao Yajia, who is leaving Cameroon after volunteering for two years.
“It’s an unforgettable moment, and I’m so grateful to my students, my colleagues, and my family who I missed so much during my stay abroad,” Gao said. She was very attached to her Cameroonian students, “one day we would meet again in China.”