Education Key to Success (allAfrica.com)

| September 14, 2015

Director of Political Desk at the Chinese Embassy, Mr Tang Shenping says education in its general sense is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training or research.

Speaking at Taung Junior Secondary School Prize giving ceremony recently on behalf of the Chinese Ambassador, Mr Tang said education is the most powerful weapon which students can use to change the world and urged them to master skills and try their best to achieve excellence during the next year.

He said those who did not receive prizes should not despair but strive to do better than they have performed this time around so that next year they should be amongst those who receive prizes.

Mr Tang said his country is committed to developing the education environment of Botswana, explaining that they have built two primary schools in Serowe and Maun and are intending to build two more at Mmopane and Kazungula.

Still at the prize giving ceremony, Mr Tang donated two computers and five soccer balls and three cellular phones and promised that they will continue to support the school when funds permit and said the other thing that they will to do for the school is to organise an Open Day where students and teachers of Taung junior secondary school can tour the embassy and learn more about the Chinese culture.

He encouraged students to study hard and become part of Batswana who are continuing to enjoy the Chinese scholarships and become economy boosters of this country with necessary acquired skills.

He said Botswana and China are miles away from each other, but said the two countries enjoy good relationships and stated that to date over 550 Batswana have benefitted under the Chinese government scholarships.

Mr Tang said besides scholarships, China also provides human resource development programmes to Botswana, saying since 1999 around 1 000 Botswana officials and technicians have been invited to attend seminars, workshops and short-term training programmes in that country which cover various fields.

 BOPA

Category: Governance

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