North Korea Kim Jong Un learnt to drive at three: new textbook

April 11, 2015 6:31 pm

 Boy wonder: was a quick learner, according to the textbooks. Photo / AP

Children in are reportedly to be taught that Kim Jong Un
learned to drive at the age of three, as part of a new school subject
entirely dedicated to his life and “revolutionary works”.
Teachers
will be expected to teach the outlandish claim as fact, according to a
new teacher’s manual reported via the UPI agency in South Korea’s TV
C
hosun.
Among other elements of Kim’s “history” to be taught is
the episode when, aged nine, he apparently “raced the chief executive of
a foreign yacht company who was visiting North Korea at the time”.
According to the teacher’s manual, Kim won the race “despite the odds”.

A new school subject intends to keep North Korean children up to date on the many talents of Kim Jong Un.
A new school subject intends to keep North Korean children up to date on the many talents of Kim Jong Un.

The indoctrination of such absurd statements into the future citizens
of North Korea represents a level of propaganda beyond the everyday
stories that fill the regime-controlled outlets, usually involving
Kim visiting a broad range of sites requiring varied expertise and
offering his own “field guidance”.

It chimes more closely with the stories that were told of his
father, Kim Jong Il, before his death. State media used to report that
the “Dear Leader” bowled a perfect 300 in his first match at Pyongyang
Lanes, and that he scored five holes in one and 38 under par in his
first round of golf.
Lee Seok Young, the South Korean director of
Radio Free Chosun which regularly covers North Korea, told UPI that the
teacher’s manual raises worrying questions as to how teachers are
possibly expected to deliver such incredible statements to students in a
school setting.

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