By Abubakarr Harding
The Milton Margai Technical University (MMTU), on the 8th July 2022, benefited from donated teaching items by the Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone during a ceremony that was attended by the Chargé d’affaires of the Chinese Embassy, Li Xiaoyong, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of MMTU, Prof. Philip John Kanu, staff from Chinese Embassy, lecturers and students.
In his statement, Li Xiaoyong congratulated the transformation of the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology into MMTU in November last year. He intimated how China and Sierra Leone enjoy time-honored friendship which the two peoples have forged and sealed in the pursuit of the independence of the two countries and in the interest of social-economic development.
He said China is willing to work with Sierra Leone to strengthen practical cooperation in various fields, especially education and share successful experiences that will bring more benefits to the two.
Prof. Kanu, on his part, expressed gratitude for China’s continuous support to the educational field, vocational training and other sectors. He said he studied in China some years ago and learnt a lot from the Chinese people especially their spirit of hard working further urging the students of MMTU to study harder in order to make more contributions to the development of Sierra Leone in the future.
Prof. Kanu and the University staff also took the Chargé d’affaires of the Chinese Embassy to inspect the artifacts made by the participants of a joint workshop organized by China and Sierra Leone a few years ago at MMTU.