NIGERIA’S CHUKWUMERIJE BAGS WT EDUCATOR QUALIFICATION
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.