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
FCDA Conference Room, Abuja on Thursday, the FCT Minister,
Muhammad Bello, congratulated all the stakeholders in the
He appreciated the collaboration and noted that 30 teachers
among this number would be further trained at another workshop in
Korea by the end of the year to improve their capacity in school
The minister explained that these training programmes are 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 Federal Capital Territory.
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 these teachers
with the requisite knowledge for the task ahead.
The minister who urged the participants to consider the capacity
building workshop as a very rare privilege which must be optimally
utilised to impact positively on other teachers, students and the
entire FCT education sector, added that they should strive to be good
ambassadors of Nigeria.
Bello equally thanked 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 untiring efforts and immense contributions in moving the project
In the same vein, the FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye,
congratulated the participants on the certificates and award that they
have 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.