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Makerere opens Korean Corner
Publish Date: Aug 07, 2014
Makerere opens Korean Corner
Democratic Republic of Korea Ambassador Park Jong-Dae signs the dignitaries book , while Makerere University Dean of Students Cyriaco Kabagambe (right) , Head of Library Maria Musoke (2nd right) and Ambassadors wife Lim Mi Sung look on, during the launch of the Korean Corner at the University Main Library, August.6, 2014. Photo/Kennedy Oryema
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By Clare Muhindo & Grace Amme

Makerere University has opened a Korean corner in its Library to facilitate students studying Korean.  Korean language was introduced two years ago at the university’s School of Languages.

The corner on the second floor of the Library extension was opened Wednesday by the Korean Ambassador to Uganda, Park Jong Dae.

Makerere Vice Chancellor Prof. Dumba Ssentamu in a speech read for him by Cyriaco Kabagambe, the dean of students said, the project would promote cultural and academic exchanges between the university and Korean universities.

“Since Korean is a new language at the university, the corner will provide material for the students offering it,” said Kabagambe.

According to the University Librarian Maria Musoke, the project started in October last year after.

“We are not privatizing portions of the university library by doing this. This is going to help in renovation, expansion and development of the library since these partners bring more resources,” Musoke said.

Jong Dae said they will teach Korean language to all interested students and will also offer opportunities to students who want to study in Korea through exchange programs.

“We want Korean culture to be shared in Uganda and Makerere was the best option because students are the biggest stakeholders in that endeavor,” he said.


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