independent

Thursday 17 April 2014

Mandarin should be on syllabus, says mayor

A MAYOR has started a campaign to have the Chinese language Mandarin included on the curriculum for school children.

Galway mayor Cllr Terry O'Flaherty said she was pushing for its inclusion as there would be great career prospects for students.

"The visit last year of the then Chinese vice-president, Xi Jinping, to Ireland and the trade links which were established will benefit our country greatly.

"I earnestly feel that introducing Mandarin into the school curriculum would benefit our country in the years to come," she added.

She has tabled a motion for Galway City Council and is looking for support from other local authorities around Ireland.

Irish Independent

Also in this Section

Classifieds

CarsIreland

Findajob

Apps

Now available on

Top Stories

Most Read

Independent Gallery

Your photos

Send us your weather photos promo

Celebrity News