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Korea Cultural Centre in collaboration with Federal Capital Territory (FCT) State Universal Basic Education Board has trained 30 teachers from across schools in the FCT, Abuja, on Tuesday who underwent an arts training workshop which is a prelude to an annual drawing competition by the Korean Cultural Centre, Nigeria.
LEADERSHIP learnt that the training for the Fine Arts teachers focused on imaginative drawings and martial art, which are a prelude to an annual drawing competition by the KCCN.
The Arts Coordinator, FCT SUBEB, Mrs Okafor Isioma, said the training afforded the teachers the opportunity to learn new skills and impact such on their pupils.
She said, “We are here for the ninth edition of Korean Arts Painting and Drawing Competition for all schools in the FCT comprising the six area councils. It will benefit us to adopt new methods of lecture, drama, music and painting into arts.
“The pupils will be impacted through these new methods. We are going to bring back some of these pupils for a drawing competition.”
The KCCN Director, Han Sungrae, said the training would be passed on by the teachers to pupils to enhance skills and cooperation between the two countries.
He said, “The centre invites primary and secondary pupils in Abuja every year for them to experience the Korean culture and share information about the two countries. For example, we continuously host drawing competitions and we also train the teachers. When they return to their schools, they deliver to their pupils the skills that they have learnt.”
The new Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Lee In-tae, was also at the event to inspect the activities. He enjoined the participants to make good use of the trainings.
The ambassador commended Nigeria for taking the initiative for the first time to participate in the Winter Olympics which was hosted by South Korea.