Teaching Chinese in Zambian schools excites UNZA lecturer

Teaching Chinese in Zambian schools excites UNZA lecturer

VIVA TEACHING OF CHINESE IN ZAMBIAN SCHOOLS

The teaching of Chinese language in Zambian schools is wonderful, says Aaron Siwale, lecturer of Political Science at the University of Zambia. He said the introduction of Chinese language and culture in African schools should be seen as one way of cementing the ties.

He wondered why the introduction of Chinese language and culture in African schools was raising a lot of dusts when other countries like Britain and France have introduced their languages in African schools.

China, he said, was a major player in world affairs just like Britain or France, adding that the introduction of the Chinese language was one way to bridge the communication gap.

“That is when now we should come out and justify the reasons why such things are happening because there are a lot of misinterpretations on this,” he said in an interview.

According to him, it was important for African countries to understand the Chinese culture and language because the cooperation was still growing between the two.

He noted that the Chinese language has been introduced in Zambian schools up to a degree level to show that Zambia was ready to continue working with China.

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    I don’t think it’s about promoting Chinese Culture. China is a major powerhouse and being able to speak the language and only help doing business with them….

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    We don't need no Education 2 weeks ago

    I wonder what our children at unza are being taught by lecturers who are so brainwashed

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    Getrude Bwalya 2 weeks ago

    Siwale you are an idiot. Go to china and introduce your language there. You will be chased like a monkey. Twakana, we dont want choncholi language in our country. We dont want to be colonized by chinese. period

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    Shimwana 2 weeks ago

    He is useless forgive him, he was my intake mate at UNZA

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    Misheck Dube 2 weeks ago

    This is a taboo in my own view, l’ve wondered why is there an introduction to african languages in European countries. Why should we African be the ones to learn European and Asian countries, they should also learn our languages also.

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    Please!!! zambians let’s preserve and promote our own culture, let’s teach the youth our own language not chinese. If zambia want’s to stand as one nation, zambians should be speaking their ancentral language.

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    Kopala 2 weeks ago

    Iwe Ka Siwala MATOLE YOBE!!!!
    CHIKALA CHOBE!!!!! TOMBA NOKO!!!
    Teach your kids and family in your own house – Chinese FINSHI FUMA APA!!!

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    Lubinda wa Njekwa 2 weeks ago

    Siwale is helping China to colonize Zambia by encouraging the teaching of Chinese languages in our school systems. What a retro…. lecture he is. In any case it’s the Chinese who should learn our local languages because they are here to still our resources just like Britain and other former colonizers. “My people perish due to luck of knowledge”

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    Kalumbu 2 weeks ago

    This man is useless
    And he doesn’t deserve to be a Zambian.00

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    Can siwale write a sentence in Namwanga/Mambwe? I doubt. Educated fool

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    Buffalo Soldier 2 weeks ago

    How about sending Siwale to China to teach the Chinese why Britain and France have taught their culture in Africa. Ignoramus Maximus.

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    Why are my fellow citizens so insulting when they want to express disagreement? Let me begin by saying that I actually agree with Siwale. Learning Mandarin Chinese or Cantonese Chinese does not stop us learning any other language or languages. China is a big player in the world and cannot be ignored. It’s everyone who will have to learn the Chinese language. Only the willing will. Humanity faces a number of challenges in the 21st century. To deal with them will call for greater cooperation and diplomacy of the kind we have not seen in the 20th century.

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    An extremely disappointing piece of shit from one siwale. Educated fool indeed. Busy promoting Chinese when he can’t even construct a single sentence in his own native Namwanga/Mambwe language. Cry my beloved country

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    King Arthur 2 weeks ago

    Siwale is the most backward lecturer. Instead reviving the dying local languages to preserve our heritage and culture you are busy promoting Chinese culture in Africa.

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      Dorcas 2 weeks ago

      But why are you promoting stupidity in our own country? At your age you can’t even think lime a human being

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    Chilyata 2 weeks ago

    What does this monkey really know? Jumping around like a headless chicken making comments he doesn’t understand.
    It’s so sad that semi literate people like Siwale can’t analyse the adverse symbolism and impact on our culture. Why waste money on a new foreign language instead of consolidating the existing breadth and depth of local Zambian languages.
    W
    Give him a prize for the most ignorant Zambian Lecturer and Siwale can win it!

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    No vision 2 weeks ago

    U a letting your own languages die and opting to replace them with foreign languages!! Do we hv any vision for our country?

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      Chilyata 2 weeks ago

      Indeed man, well spoken. Take out that shurt and tie, Siwale is truly the most ignorant and foolish lecturer Zambia has ever produced.
      We have semi literate, half baked academics in Zambia these days and they are nit even ashamed of it!