ACCRA, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- The Confucius Institute is deepening China-Ghana relations by creating more job opportunities for Chinese language graduates in Ghana, according to Josephine Dzahene Quarshie, the Ghanaian director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Ghana.
In a speech at the China-Ghana International Conference on Chinese Language Education held in Accra, the capital of Ghana, Thursday, she observed that apart from teaching Chinese language courses, the Confucius Institute has been bent on linking more Ghanaian students to Chinese enterprises operating in Ghana.
"We also recommend our students to work at the Confucius Institute and other Chinese institutions and help them get the Chinese government scholarships, and currently several of our students are studying in China," the Ghanaian director said, adding that this has also improved the people-to-people exchanges between the two countries.
Chen Xuli, the human resource director for Chinese tech giant Huawei in Ghana, spoke highly of the institute's teaching and voiced the company's willingness to create more job opportunities for graduates.
"As a Chinese company, we want our staff to know more about our Chinese culture. In 2019, we started cooperating with the institute to design a Chinese course for our staff so they can better cooperate and collaborate with each other," Chen told Xinhua.
Established in 2013 through cooperation between the University of Ghana and the Zhejiang University of Technology, the institute has trained more than 20,000 Ghanaians since its inception. ■