The 15th edition of Chinese Bridge Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students ended on Monday evening in Windhoek.
The Chinese Embassy in Namibia in collaboration with the Confucius Institute (CI) at the University of Namibia (UNAM) hosted the competition which ran under the theme, "Dreams enlighten the future", which saw 10 students who had managed to excel above the rest of their colleagues participate.
During the competition, students were required to showcase their Chinese language proficiency by answering quizzes and also sing, dance or play an instrument to illustrate their understanding of the Chinese culture.
This year, Siegfried Klepach, a student at UNAM, impressed the panel of judges and emerged as the top student at the competition.
During the event, Acting Chinese Ambassador to Namibia, Wu Wei, acknowledged that the competition has become a big event in terms of cultural exchange and he said that Namibia students were among the best performing students from Africa.
Meanwhile last year's winner, Catherine Muthoga shared her experience when she travelled to China for the exchange programs and encouraged other students to join.
Some of the students, who are also studying but did not make the final cut for competition, in interviews showed their eagerness to participate in up coming competitions.
Currently at the Confucius Institute (CI) at the University of Namibia (UNAM), eight professors teach the language and more than 700 students have been enrolled since the institute was established in 2013.