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Stakeholders laud Nigeria-Korea Model School

2nd Sep, 2019 | By Mohammed Sani Lawal | ||

Stakeholders in the Nigeria-Korea Model School, Abuja, gathered last week to review the project and appraise its performance so far. It was also an occasion to round off weeks of training of some teachers for the school. Speaking on the occasion, Project Manager, Professor Pyeon Jay Gill gave an insight into some of the reasons and facts pertaining to conceiving the idea of the school and its establishment in Nigeria.

He stated that Nigeria was the largest economy in Africa, fingering its illiteracy level, female-child education and out-of-school children as reasons for choosing Nigeria for the project. Gill also justified the reasons for the location of the school in FCT which, among them, was to touch the life of the girl-child and provide affordable standard of education which can compare with same anywhere else in the world.

According to him, $15m has already been spent on the first stage which comprises the primary and junior secondary school, saying the second stage which will comprise these nior secondary school, hostel and staff quarters will come on stream. The Professor Gill noted that the teachers can compete with any other anywhere in the world because they have been trained both locally and internationally.

Also speaking, the Country Director, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Mr. Woochan Chang advised teachers to make proper use of the facilities. He said the multimedia training they received has exposed them to modern technology which can be used to achieve so many things such as planning lessons, lesson notes and new concept in teaching the pupils / students , and appealed to the FCT Minister to hasten the take-off of the second stage.

In his speech, Chairman FCT UniversalBas ic Education Board (UBEB), Dr. Kabir Ibrahim Matazu thanked the Korean people for establishing the school. He noted that the Asian country has spent over $15million in putting together and promised to collaborate with the Secondary Education Board and also seek the support of UBEC ommission to complete the second phase. The Chairman promised that soon the board will be working on its 2019 action plan where boarding facilities will be considered. He advised the principals and head teachers to take care of the school's facilities and ensure they are properly used and maintained.

The Chairman also promised to create a forum where they can meet with others take holders in education to encourage them to emulate similar facility at state level and encouraged the teachers to go back and put to practice what they learnt from the training.

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The Minister said these after a meeting of the FCT Security Committee which comprises heads of the police, military and para-military formations in FCT as well as Area Council Chairmen and religious leaders.

The cheery news is coming as Minister of State, FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu will headline a distinguished galaxy of stakeholders for the FCT pension stakeholders retreat this week.

Finally last week, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) took over managing and operating the newly- completed Nigeria-Korea Model School in Abuja.

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his Administration will continue to fashion policies designed to ensure employment and security of all citizens, especially the youth.

Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has decried the lynching of three suspected traffic robbers popularly known as 'One chance' in Dutsen Alhaji area of Abuja last week.

Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) always makes public the allocations in line with President Muhammadu Buhari's Change Agenda which harps on transparency, anti-corruption and accountability, tenets which FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has made his beacon.


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