FCT minister promises quality education
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.