Nigeria, Korea train 72 teachers for Abuja Model School

Hudu Yakubu, Abuja

The Nigerian Federal Capital Territory Administration, (FCTA) in conjunction with the Korean Government have concluded a 10 – day capacity building workshop for 72 teachers of the Nigeria/Korean Model School currently under construction in Abuja.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the local training workshop at the Federal Capital Development Administration, FCDA, in Abuja, the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello explained that, 30 teachers out of the graduate number would be further trained at another workshop in Korea by the end of the year to improve their capacity in school administration.

The Minister also said the training programmes were part of the capacity building component of a multi-million-dollar multilateral cooperation between Nigeria and the Korean government to build a world-class school in the Nigerian city.

Malam Bello said seven resource persons made up of five Professors
from the Younsam University in South Korea and two Nigerian experts, worked diligently during the local workshop to equip the teachers with the requisite knowledge for the task ahead.

He urged the participants to consider the capacity building workshop as a privilege which must be optimally utilised to impact positively on other teachers, students and the entire FCT education sector, urging them to strive and become good ambassadors of Nigeria.

The minister commended the Country Director of the Korea International Cooperation Agency in Nigeria (KOICA), Mrs. Park Sook Hyun as well as the Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Noh Kyu-Duk for their efforts and contributions in moving the project forward.

In the same vein, the FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye, congratulated the participants on the certificates and award received; adding that the skills and competences they have acquired will enhance the effective management of the model school, as well impact positively on its students.