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 FCDA Conference Room, Abuja on Thursday, the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, congratulated all the stakeholders in the project.
Malam Bello 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 administration.
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.
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 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 utilized to impact positively on other teachers, students and the entire FCT education sector, added that they should strive to be good ambassadors of Nigeria.
Malam 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 forward.
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.