Ifeoma Amuche is a Nigerian woman who recently graduated as the best student in Chinese Language and Literature at South West University in China.
She delivered a valedictory speech in Mandarin on behalf of the graduating students and impressed many with her fluency and eloquence. Here are four new things you may not know about her:
01. She hails from Anambra State in Nigeria
Ifeoma Amuche comes from Eziabor village in Oko, one of the 16 towns that make up Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
She attended First Hill Secondary School Umuchiana in Ekwulobia and Federal Polytechnic Oko, where she studied Library and Information Science before moving to China in 2019.
02. She worked as a Chinese translator in Nigeria
She later worked at Sinoki LTD Abuja as a Secretary and a Chinese translator, presumably before relocating to China.
03. She studied one of the world’s most difficult languages
Mandarin is considered one of the world’s most ‘super-hard’ languages to learn for native English speakers, according to the US Department of State.
Ifeoma Amuche not only mastered the language but also excelled in Chinese literature and culture, earning her the best graduating student award out of over 9,500 graduates.
04. She won several awards and honors during her studies
Ifeoma Amuche was not only academically outstanding but also actively involved in various activities and competitions.
She joined the International Student Poetry Performance Club and contributed to the group’s win of the 2022 ASEAN Art Festival Poetry Reading Prize, surpassing 25 countries.
She also participated in the 2022 Chinese Poems Competition and received several scholarships and honors from the university.
Ifeoma Amuche is an inspiration to many young Nigerians who aspire to achieve excellence in their chosen fields.