A video of Chinese school children learning Igbo language at their primary school in China has surfaced on social media.
The teacher, man believed to be from Nigeria was teaching the pupils basic words in Igbo and they were repeating after him.
Though it is not the first time Chinese children will be seen learning how to speak the native Nigerian language, the recent video sparked mixed reactions.
Many netizens opined that the cons of teaching Igbo to Chinese nationals outweighs the pros of such a cultural promotion programme.
In the video, one could see the kids in school uniform reciting English words and the Igbo translation at the instruction of the teacher whose face was not shown.
See the clip below:
_benjaminstewart; Don’t think this is for good.
oluwaseunsakaba; They done collect una country oh
unusualexcel; People weh wan come collect watin we Dey owe them
gerraldpapichulu; This one their papa they produce goods for Igbo men for tradefair and Lagos island .
izutexb2; China 🇨🇳 is preparing the next generation that will take over Nigeria 🇳🇬. After all the debt and loan we got from Chinese government and no means of paying all that debts back. Nigeria govt make una wake up.
its_blackwizzy01; These people are coming to take Nigeria you go see
geelgahmesh; That was the same thing I said o cos some people think they are just doing this for fun LOL, that china will be the a great country it’s inevitable
ybizzy2; Before 2049. China will takeover the world..😢😢 They’r busy teaching younger ones all languages not only Nigeria language but all countries…they’ve secret police stations around the world…even in US ..
krrhyssss; Always thinking ahead,no knowledge is a waste, Nigeria is a known strategic market,knowing the languages is a good idea.