FCT min­is­ter prom­ises qual­ity education

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Terkula Igidi

The Min­is­ter of the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (FCT) Min­is­ter, Malam Muham­mad Musa Bello, has promised to pro­vide qual­ity education in the ter­ri­tory.

The min­is­ter made the prom­ise at the of­fi­cial hand over of Nige­ria-Korea Model School, Pi­woyi, Air­port Road, Abuja, yes­ter­day.

Bello, who was rep­re­sented at the event by the Min­is­ter of State for FCT, Ha­jiya Ra­matu Ti­j­jani Aliyu, said the de­vel­op­ment of education would be given pri­or­ity, stress­ing that it was the bedrock of so­cio-eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment in the so­ci­ety.

“The FCT Ad­min­is­tra­tion will build new schools, ren­o­vate old ones, re­cruit new teach­ers and train and re­train those who are in ser­vice to en­sure res­i­dents get qual­ity education,” she said.

The min­is­ter also said the FCTA would ex­pe­dite ac­tion on the con­struc­tion of the se­nior com­po­nent of the model school to com­pli­ment the ef­forts of the Korean govern­ment.

She said the school was one of the most sought af­ter in the ter­ri­tory and urged the Universal Ba­sic Education Board (UBEB) to man­age it prop­erly.

The model school, built by the Korean govern­ment un­der the Korea In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion Agency (KOICA), com­prises of pri­mary and ju­nior sec­ondary schools.

It is a 15 million dol­lars school with 24 class­rooms in the pri­mary school sec­tion and 15 classes in the ju­nior sec­ondary school, in­stalled with state of the art multi-me­dia teach­ing and learn­ing equip­ment.

Ear­lier, the Korean Am­bas­sador to Nige­ria, In-tae Lee, said education em­pow­ers the so­ci­ety and strength­ens the ca­pac­ity of a coun­try hence the huge in­vest­ment in education.

“Nige­ria is tak­ing the right steps by mov­ing for­ward to adopt ICT-based model education sys­tems.

“Korea will not hes­i­tate to con­tinue shar­ing our ex­pe­ri­ences and as­sist­ing Nige­ria in strength­en­ing the educationa­l sec­tor and na­tional ca­pac­ity,” he said.

The am­bas­sador added that a util­ity op­er­a­tion and maintenanc­e team for the mul­ti­me­dia equip­ment also needs to be promptly de­ployed to the school, stress­ing that maintenanc­e was essen­tial to en­sure the best use of the fa­cil­i­ties.

“The Nige­ria-Korea Model School is a cen­tre of excellence for mul­ti­me­dia education in Nige­ria.

“In fu­ture, Nige­ria-Korea Model School can be used as a teacher’s train­ing cen­tre for mul­ti­me­dia education in the FCT,” he said.

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