On Tuesday, The University of Ilorin said it would commence teaching of Chinese (Mandarin) language.
It was at the 23rd meeting of the school Senate held in Ilorin, that the issue was resolved.
Mr Idris Akogun, the University’s Director, Corporate Affairs Department, said that the introduction of Mandarin was to prepare students for a fast changing global and political economy, and preparation for the take off of the course was in the pipe line.
He added that apart from Nigerian languages, the university also offered instructions at degree and non degree level in foreign languages.
“These languages are French, German and Spanish. Mandarin is the latest addition of the languages to be taught at Unilorin,’’ he said.