Technical Director of NIGERIA TAEKWONDO FEDERATION NTF), CHIKA CHUKWUMERIJE has emerged as first-ever Nigerian to graduate from the maiden WORLD TAEKWONDO (WT) EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME.

The  2008 BEIJING  OLYMPICS  bronze  medallist  now has WORLD TAEKWONDO  WT approval to  train coaches around the World  for international events.

An   elated  CHUKWUMERIJE  said  his current achievement was a laudable feat adding that the knowledge gained from it would go a long way in uplifting the status of  the  NTF.

Highlighting   more  the  gains of the course  CHUKWUMERIJE affirmed: “I just graduated from the 1st World Taekwondo Educator Certification Program. It was a huge privilege and honour for me when the World Taekwondo Education Committee specifically reached out to me two weeks ago, saying that they needed the best technical minds around the World to be part of this Pioneering Program, whose objective is to develop a select number of World Taekwondo Educators who would be sent to various regions of the World to Educate and Train Coaches that come for WT International Events.

“Truly, it was an honour to be with the best from around the world. I learnt so much from the loaded courses and interactions with other participants, who are global Taekwondo superstars in their various fields.

“Though I was invited in my personal capacity, the knowledge gained will surely come in handy for Nigeria Taekwondo.

“Let us keep working together to make Nigeria Taekwondo stronger both nationally and internationally.” CHUKWUMERIJE concluded.

Recall that  the NIGERIA TAEKWONDO FEDERATION president, MARGARET  BINGA was also part of a  referee  training camp organised for selected referees from various countries across the world  in an effort to boost their  chances of officiating at forthcoming 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES.