To promote language and culture interchange between china and Nigeria
To facilitate Chinese language promotion and Chinese cultural transmission in Nigeria and to produce qualified Chinese language teachers and excellent Chinese language students.
The agreement between Hanban and Nnamdi Azikiwe University establishing Confucius Institute was signed in March,2008 and inaugurated in February ,2009. Its boards of directors jointly composed of NAU and Xiamen University. CI has a total of fourteen (14) staff of which six (6) are local while eight (8) lecturers are assigned by Hanban and Xiamen University. About two thousand, five hundred (2500) students at different levels have been trained in the institute since its inception which has in its over 6years of existence recorded great success. To met the increasing demand of the institute’s services from the general public, CI has so far established three (3) Confucius classrooms: at Federal Polytechnic Oko with twelve (12) teaching classes and three hundred and fifty (350) registered students; at Unizik High School with eleven (11) teaching classes and one hundred and thirty (130) registered students and at Enugu State College of Education Technical. In 2013, the National Universities Commission (NUC) approved the establishment of the fulltime Bachelor of Art (B.A) programme with effect from the 2013/2014 academic session. The Confucius Institute also offers training at three additional levels: