VMA Global College High School department made headway in learning Korean Culture at a Korean-diversified display of skills and talents held at the campus gymnasium on May 26, a press release from VMA said.
VMA principal Jose Batuigas opined that the celebration aimed at promoting Korean culture and strengthening ties among Koreans for more employment opportunities.
Included in the classroom instruction was the basic and advanced Korean language, also part of the administration’s drives to activate millennial students’ passion and potential for more global privileges, particularly in Korea, the press release said.
Batuigas added that Filipino millennials have lately been lured by Korean millennials, particularly in K dramas, Pop songsters, and dancers, and that they started to learn the culture for friendship and camaraderie opportunities.
The Korean guest, Kim Young Sam, and his friends attended the program. Amazed by the performance of the student’s talents and skills exhibitions of the K dramas, concerts, and dances portraying their favorite Korean actors and actresses, Kim Young Sam invited the winners after the program to attend the coming youth conference and perform on stage on July 28, at Noc Noc Church in Mansilingan.
The students were commended by their instructor, Rodney Bomban, and the winners of the competition were exempted from the final exam.
Vice president for Academic Affairs, Dr. RJ Vargas, admired the hard work of the Senior High students, faculty and staff.
She said “I hope that you will keep this up, and I know that without the collaboration of everyone, this kind of activity is not possible, but I strongly believe that the high school department under the tutelage of Jose Batuigas, high school principal, that the newly launched Korean activity is sustained and will surely back up the academic learning of the students, most particularly in mastering the Korean language.”*