Kyambogo University student wins virtual Chinese Proficiency Competition

Martin Ogwal, a student from Kyambogo University is the prestigious winner of the 19th Chinese Bridge-Chinese Proficiency Competition for foreign colleague students in Uganda.

It was successfully held via video link on 4th July, 2020, likely due to COVID-19 restrictions against large gatherings.

Mr. Bukenya Gordon finished as the runner-up.

The Competition which has happened over the years, is aimed at promoting talent for Foreign Associate Students in Uganda

The director of the Confucius institute, Gilbert Gumoshabe said this year’s competition was faced with challenges of restricted physical interaction.

The international version of the Chinese Bridge Proficiency Competiton is organized by Hanban.  This annual event has been held since 2002 and it has attracted over 593 college students from 59 nations to participate in semi-finals and finals held in China.  Over 500,000 students from all over the globe participated in the preliminary rounds.

The contents of the competition include Chinese language proficiency, knowledge about China, Chinese cultural skills and comprehensive learning abilities.  Students who win the preliminary rounds will qualify to come to China for the finals.  These students will also get scholarships to further their studies in China.  While in China, they will have the opportunity to take part in many different cultural events.

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