Juba, December 10, 2022 (SSNA) — South Sudanese who have enrolled in the Chinese language learning and cultural exchange program in Juba said their decision to enroll in the program turn out to be one of the best decisions in their lives.
The locals explain their experiences to the China state-run Xinhua news Agency.
“Chinese people are skilled; I am sure that through this culture and language exchange, we will be able to learn from them,” Mayiik Deng Mayiik, a student at the center said.
Puoch Simon Tut, also a student who works for the ministry of defense praises the program and vows to help recruit some of his colleagues into the program.
“When I acquire the certificate, I will take it to my superiors at the ministry [to] demonstrate to them my language skills,” Tut told Xinhua, adding, “I am going to bring some of my colleagues to enroll for the language classes because the world is changing at a fast pace, and we, as South Sudanese, do not want to be left behind.”
The Chinese language program which was inaugurated in July 2021 is currently located at Juba Day Secondary School.
China is the leading investor in South Sudan’s oil sector.