North Cape Premier Seeks Educational Cooperation in Hunan

Ms. Sylvia Lucas, premier of the Northern Cape Province, South Africa, attended a meeting of Hunan-North Cape cooperation in Changsha on Sept. 20, 2017. "We expect to seek substantial collaboration in education, such as student exchange and teacher training, especially in preschool education," she said. 

North Cape government spends a large part of fiscal expenditure on education. It gives top priority to preschool education which is co-administered by local educational and social authorities. Some universities in the province are fostering preschool education talents. 

Hunan has 35 higher education institutions and six primary and middle schools which are eligible to recruit foreign students. Hunan Normal University has established friendly cooperative ties with University of Pretoria (South Africa), University of Nairobi (Kenya), and the International University of Management (Namibia). 

Hunan Normal University Office of International Exchange and Cooperation Deputy Director Li Miao said at the meeting that, the university’s preschool education covers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs. There is possibility to expand teacher and student exchange between the university and North Cape, and develop dual degree and dual supervisor educational modes. 

Hunan established friendly-province relationship with North Cape Province in Sept. 2003. 

On Sept. 21 and 22, Ms. Sylvia Lucas leads her delegation to attend the 2017 Hunan-Africa Industrial Cooperation Promotion Fair held in Changsha.

Ms. Sylvia Lucas (C), premier of the North Cape Province, South Africa. (Photo/Tang Xiaoqing)

Translator: Pang Yuehui