No fewer than 26 Nigerians successfully studied and graduated after registering and learning Korea language in various classes put together by Korean Cultural Centre in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
The graduating students who were full of joy after devoting 16 weeks at the school, passed through beginners as well as speaking and writing classes.
While nine persons completed their study at the beginners 1st level (1A) class, six others passed through beginners 2nd level (1B) class.
Also, 15 persons scaled through speaking and writing class. All classes lasted for 16 weeks.
Speaking on the import of the programme, the Director of Korean Cultural Centre (KCCN) of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Nigeria, Lee Jin Su, said they are teaching Nigerians Korean language to foster cross cultural relationship between both countries.
The KCCN Director said the idea is to make Nigerian students develop interest in the Korean culture and possibly aspire to live and pursue a career in Korean Republic.
The soft spoken Director said, “Korean language class is to assist people who generally are interested in learning the language of Korean people.
“They may either be interested in travelling to Korea in the future, studying in Korea, working or doing business that requires Korean language skills.”
At the graduation ceremony, certificates were issued to all who participated in the program. In beginners (1A) class, Adewale Abiodun Komolafe was adjudged perfect in attendance, followed by Oluwu Mary Jesuloluwa, Dada Omotola and Oluwadara Oluwatoye in beginners (1B) class.
In the Speaking and writing class; Bindir, Haleematu Sadiya, Anerobi Chimezie Lotachi, Adekoya Oluwaseye Kehinde,Anamemena O Peace, Aneni Ivie Cordelia, Oscar Stephaine, Adekoya Oluwaseyi Taiwo and Odey Mercy were equally outstanding in attendance.
However, Oluwadara Oluwatoye emerged overall best and received Excellence Award.
Oluwatoye whose knew no bound told Bluepirnt that she travelled all the way from Lagos to study Korean language and she will later apply to study more in Korea.
Korean Cultural Centre runs language classes for interested persons who are keen on learning Korean language from time to time.