NIgerian teachers

Some Zambian teachers have called for establishment of a Chinese language center in Chambishi town on the Copperbelt Province to break the language barrier and to strengthen skills transfer from the Asian employers.

Maggie Tembo a teacher in Chambishi Township said the Chinese have created jobs in the Multi Facility Economic Zone in Chambishi and the country as a whole and there is need for Zambians to learn Mandarin.


“A lot of people are interested in learning Mandarin, especially with government pronouncement that it is considering introducing Chinese curriculum in Zambian public schools,” she said.

Speaking in an interview with Xinhua, Tembo said the increased flow of Chinese investment calls for a Chinese language center in Chambishi to easy communication.

She said learning Chinese will be an advantage for Zambians to learn the Chinese work culture as well as skills transfer.

Another Teacher Molly Chanda is optimistic that following the establishment of Mandarin centers such as in Ndola the provincial capital of the Copperbelt, Chambishi is also likely to have a Chinese centre soon.

“Being a teacher I am very interested in learning Chinese Mandarin, so I can also become a teacher in Mandarin,” Chanda said.

And a Chingola-based teacher Isaac Mwale said in a separate interview during the commemoration of the Teachers Day in Chingola that China is doing businesses with African countries to foster development.

According to Mwale, there is urgent need to introduce Mandarin in schools to fasten and strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two countries. He commended Zambian government for the plans to introduce Mandarin in government schools. Enditem


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