Nigerian student, Anthony Ekwensi, has been crowned the African champion at the 17th Chinese Bridge Chinese Language Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students.
The grand finale of the competition took place on August 4 in Changsha, Hunan Province where Russian student Ruslan was the overall winner at the event which paraded 152 students from 118 countries.
The 21-year old Anambra-born Nigerian, who came fourth in the final competition, made it to the last round of the championship with four other contestants who were also crowned champion of their respective continents.
All five winners have been offered full scholarships by the Confucius Institute. In a telephone interview with NAN from China, Ekwensi, a final year student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, Anambra State, said he looked forward to returning to China to pursue a post-graduate programme.