Charles Delali Adeglah was admitted into the university four years ago to study Sociology and Chinese after obtaining Grade Nine in the West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE).

University of Ghana
University of Ghana
Unlike most students who were allotted the courses to study by the university, the racy student rather picked the study of Chinese above other courses, with no inkling of what benefits the language had in store for him.
He used to make fun of the Chinese language but he grabbed the opportunity to study it when the moment arrived, having been motivated by the zeal to at least read Chinese written on sign posts.

“So that was the interest and that got me along,” he told Xinhua in a recent interview.

Charles has received several awards as a result of his brilliance in the Chinese language and culture. He is twice a recipient of the Chinese Ambassador award for Ghanaian students.

He was also the overall joint winner of a quiz competition between nationals of China and Ghana in Accra organized by the Confucius Institute to mark the 55th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the two countries.

“I have never regretted learning Chinese because I have gained a lot from it. Even traveling abroad is all by them. I got a government scholarship because I am studying Chinese. I will never regret it,” he told Xinhua.

Charles has participated in a study program in China to increase his knowledge about the language and culture of the Chinese people.

He said since he returned to his home country from China, the attitude of his school mates and friends who used to mock at him had changed.

“Now, people see me and say wow I should have done Chinese. They now appreciate it,” he said.

“Looking at the way Chinese people are coming to Ghana, a lot of people wished they had studied the Chinese language,” he said. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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