In Chinese, Amharic is to be given a degree
Beijing University of Foreign Studies in China has announced that it will start offering undergraduate courses in the Amharic language.
The Ethiopian Embassy in China announced that the graduation ceremony of the university's Amharic language program is underway in Beijing today.
The course will be provided through an agreement between Addis Ababa University and the University of Beijing Foreign Studies.
Under the agreement, Beijing University of Foreign Studies offers a bachelor's degree in Amharic.
Accordingly, Amharic will be taught for the first time in a Chinese educational institution.
According to the embassy, Gia Wonjin, Vice President of Beijing University of Foreign Studies, and Samuel Fitsumberhan, Representative of the Ethiopian Embassy in China, attended the inauguration ceremony.
Beijing University of Foreign Studies was founded in 1941 and is the first higher education institution in China focusing on the study of foreign languages.
The university currently enrolls more than 8,500 students, including undergraduate and postgraduate students.
The teaching and learning process has more than 2,400 academic staff, ENA reported.