N.K. leader praises construction workers of newly built ruling party training school

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has praised construction workers of a newly built school for the country's ruling party officials, state media reported Thursday. Kim had a photo session with members of Unit 267, who participated in the construction of the Central Cadres Training School of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) on Wednesday, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). The KCNA said the leader praised workers "for having demonstrated to the whole world the prestige of the world's most prestigious political and ideological school with perfect appearance as the 'pedigree farm' for training core members of the WPK." Kim also said that the unit is "extraordinary in its capacity, as evidenced by many world-startling monumental edifices it has built over more than recent decade." The unit also has participated in the construction of major facilities aimed at idolizing the Kim regime. Over the course of the yearlong construction period, Kim visited the site three times, including the opening ce remony Tuesday, a move that could show his commitment to the education of party officials. The training school, which traces its roots back to the Central Party School established in 1946, is the highest educational facility to train WPK officials.