The needs for the Nigerian government to open up reforms that will strengthen the economy of the country using educational platforms have been advocated.
Chinese ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Ping Jian made the advocacy during the 40th anniversary of china/Nigeria relations at the university of Calabar where fourty seven outstanding students were given scholarship awards.
Jian who said strong leadership and consistence in china reforms opened up her economy to become the second best in the world called on universities to step up their character moulding techniques using communist idea to produce good leaders that will change the face of the nation's economy.
On his part, the vice chancellor of the university of Calabar, professor Zana Akpagu said the ivory tower has established an institute of Asia African studies where Chinese language will be a focus. He called for strong partnership between china and the university.
AIT's Rasheed Olanrewaju reports that every February 1, is celebrated by the Chinese embassy in Nigeria as a day when the china/Nigeria relations agreement was signed in 1978 to open up the economy of the two countries.