From VOA Learning English, this is the Education Report.

    Tens of thousands of Africans are studying in China. The country provides students with financial assistance for education to develop skills that Africa needs most. And the system makes friends in Africa for the Chinese.

    Violet Bwalya of Zambia is among the increasing number of Africans who are receiving financial help to study in China. She registered at Tongji University in Shanghai in September, 2013. The school is among the top universities in the country.
    来自赞比亚的维奥莱特·布瓦利亚(Violet Bwalya)就是越来越多获得助学金到中国学习的非洲人之一。她于2013年9月在上海市同济大学注册。该校是中国最顶尖的大学之一。

    At a restaurant near Tongji, she shared some thoughts about being a Zambian student in China. For example, the university's restaurant serves Chinese food.

    Ms. Bwalya said before she arrived, she did not know she would see so many people like herself. She said the number of Africans in China greatly surprised her.

    The young woman said she is also excited by the level of development in China. She noted the tall buildings and many roads. She said Zambia does not have many tall buildings.

    Violet Bwalya will study Mandarin during this year in China. Then, she will go to another school to study medicine. Those classes will be taught in Mandarin.

    Some Africans say language barriers affect the quality of Chinese education.

    One man from Uganda criticized his studies in Wuhan, central China. The man asked that he not be identified. He said his classes are in English. But he said his professors cannot answer his questions because they do not speak English. The student said he himself does not know much Chinese.

    "Generally, I think the biggest challenge for an international student who comes to China to study English, an English course, is availability of lecturers who can actually speak English."

    Another Ugandan student said it may be too easy to receive a degree in China.

    "Where I come from, you're really, you're really pushed by getting good grades. You are not going to get a 90 by just showing up or just going to the exam. But here when you come, they just, just give you 90s."

    But most African students express satisfaction with their Chinese education.

    Juma Salum is from Zanzibar. He studies political science at Shanghai's International Studies University. Mr. Salum wants to return to help his country after graduation. He said he believes it is his duty to do so. And he said he wants to be a link between the Chinese and the people of Tanzania and all Africa.
    朱玛·塞卢姆(Juma Salum)来自于桑给巴尔市。他在上海外国语大学学习政治学。塞卢姆先生想要毕业后回国报效国家。他说,他认为这是他的责任。他还表示自己想成为中国人民和坦桑尼亚人民之间的桥梁。

    In 2012, China's Department of Foreign Assistance at the Ministry of Commerce said it had more than 27,000 students from Africa. By the end of 2013, more than 35,000 Africans were studying in China.

    And that's the VOA Learning English Education Report. I'm Jerilyn Watson.
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