By Felix Khanoba
The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has expressed its commitment to establish model schools across the country to replicate the Korea-Nigeria Model School located in Abuja.
UBEC’s Executive Secretary, Dr Hamid Bobboyi, stated this during a courtesy call on the Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Major General Lee In-tae (Rtd) on Friday in Abuja.
The UBEC boss, who expressed gratitude to the Korean government for its pioneering initiative in establishing the Korea-Nigeria Model School, informed the ambassador of efforts made by the Commission to scale up the initiative across the country.
A statement made available to The AUTHORITY in Abuja by UBEC, said Bobboyi maintained that the ultimate goal of setting up the model schools is to ensure that each state, in the long run, can boast of a standard world class UBE facility.
On his part, the Korean ambassador promised to ensure that the Korea-Nigeria Model School is well maintained and pledged further assistance to the Nigerian government/UBEC in teacher training as well as exploring other possible areas that are open to partnership with the Nigerian people.
The courtesy call, which also afforded the UBEC boss the opportunity to bid farewell to Sook Hyun Park, outgoing Country Director, who had been the major Korean official responsible for partnerships with UBEC and other Nigeria education agencies, also witnessed deliberations on interventions involving both governments in basic education delivery.
The meeting emphasised the need to finalize arrangements to install instructional materials already procured for the Nigeria-Korea Model School in Abuja.