Korea’s N4.7bn school to close ICT gap
The 39-classroom Model School, worth N4.7bn ($15m), being constructed in Abuja by South Korea is billed to be completed next month.
It comprises of 24 classrooms for primary and 15 classrooms for junior secondary schools.
Nigeria and South Korea signed an agreement for the establishment of the School in Abuja in 2013.
The new school, according to Country Director of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Mrs. Sook Hyun Park, would have ITSMART rooms where teachers and students can interact with even other states in real time by using visual effects.
“Broadcasting rooms exist also so that classes can be recorded and distributed to remote states where both teachers and students have limited access,” she added.
Mrs. Park said at the opening of a 21-day workshop on ICT-based skills for teachers in Abuja that since the inception of the project in 2013, it had trained 136 teachers in Abuja, 58 teachers, government officials and administrators in Korea.
FCT Minister, Mallam Musa Bello, thanked South Korea for supporting basic education in the country, saying,”education was the key that translated the Korean economy from the ashes of civil war to an economic giant.”
Ambassador of South Korea to Nigeria, Noh Kyuduk, said financial and technical assistance from the Korean government to improve teaching quality was a deliberate attempt to ensure that a sustained economic growth was witnessed in partner countries.
He said, “The $15m grant provided by the Republic of Korea through KOICA for the development of the Model School for Primary and Junior Secondary Education in Abuja, Nigeria, is a step taken to achieve that goal.”
The Model School