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Oyo to partner Korea on education as Makinde pledges digitisation of system

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Governor Makinde. Photo; SEYIAMAKINDE


Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has said his administration remains committed to digitisation of the state’s educational system with a view to enhancing quality teaching and learning.

A statement issued yesterday in Ibadan by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Taiwo Adisa, quoted the governor as saying his administration was ready to partner with Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) on quality education service delivery.

Makinde stated this when he received a delegation of KOICA and the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) led by the KOICA Country Director, Woochan Chang, at Government House, Ibadan.

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The statement added that the KOICA delegation was in Ibadan to inspect construction of a Smart (Model) School Project being constructed by UBEC at Sogunro Village on the Moniya-Oyo Road in Akinyele Council of the state.

While welcoming the delegation, Governor Makinde explained that as part of his administration’s determination to improve the standard of education in the state, the government appropriated 21 for 22 per cent for education in the 2021 budget.

The governor, who maintained that the on-going construction work on the Smart (Model) School project in Ibadan will be ready for commissioning in the next eight to 10 weeks, said his administration has always put its money where its mouth was.

Earlier, Chang said the agency was partnering with UBEC on the provision of multi-media equipment and facilities in the model school.

“We are here on assessment. We have met the governor, SUBEB Chairman and other education officials in the state. We are here on a visit to the school construction area. We need to see how much the government and SUBEB are eager to utilise the investment for the future education in the state.

“KOICA is supporting many countries in socio-economic development, promote digital performance and digital education in Nigeria. We also have interest in promoting ICT and digital education in Nigeria,” he added.

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