Makerere University Business School (MUBS) has finalized plans with China’s Shenyang University to put up set up an institute for Chinese Culture and language.
According to the president of Shenyang University, this institute will not only benefit Ugandans in learning Chinese but also crate over 1000 jobs.
According to him, many will be employed as lecturers, Chinese book writers and as a result of learning Chinese, may Ugandans will be able to easily work in China.
The climax of this meeting that took place at Kampala Serena Hotel was signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two universities. Prof. Venecias Baryamureeba signed on behalf of MUBS while Li Lu Ping signed on behalf of Shenyang University. The signing was witnessed by the Director General of higher education, Elizabeth K.M Gabona and the State Minister for Regional Cooperation, Asuman Kiyingi.
According the MUBS deputy spokes person, Fredrick Rwakyaka, the physical construction of this institute premises will commence next academic year. “This will be the first and largest Chinese teaching and learning centre here. We believe that this institute will not only attract Ugandans but also Chinese working here for classes,” Rwakyaka said.