A total of 76 Chinese language teachers have been sent to Indonesia to teach Chinese language at universities and junior high schools, Education and Cultural Ministry said Tuesday.
A director at the ministry Fasli Jalal said that the teachers would be placed at 18 provinces and two universities that have Chinese language program, the Indonesian University and the Dharma Persada University at the capital of Jakarta.
"As the demand grows, we have requested 76 teachers this year," he told reporters.
He said the sending of the teachers from China has been carried out since 2001.
"Now we must learn Chinese language, as China is a country with high economic growth," said Fasli.
(Xinhua News Agency January 30, 2008)