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UBEC hail Korea for training public officials

By Ernest Nzor, Abuja
27 September 2022   |   4:45 pm
The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), has commended the Government of the Republic of Korea, through its grant aid agency, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), for training Nigerian government officials to increase the capacity of teachers in the country.

Nigeria’s public officials at Republic of Korea training on education policy

The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), has commended the Government of the Republic of Korea, through its grant aid agency, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), for training Nigerian government officials to increase the capacity of teachers in the country.

The Chairman of Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board (CR-SUBEB), Senator Stephen Odey, disclosed this to The Guardian, as his commendation for successful training.

He noted that the training would improve the access of teachers and pupils to quality teaching and learning materials ICTs.

Sen Odey also commends Korea Government, through KOICA, for collaborating with the government of Nigeria to provide support to improving quality education in Nigeria.

He said: “We have successfully completed the programs of the Invitational Training hosted by the Korean International Corporation Agency in Korea with objectives of supporting Nigeria’s education in the development of the smart school’s project.

“The training would increase the capacity of teachers in the development and use of ICT content and improve the access of teachers and pupils to quality teaching and learning materials”.

In his remarks, Prof Dae Joon Hwang who led some Korean experts to Nigeria recently, noted “The three pillars of the collaboration revolved around the supply of sophisticated recording and broadcasting studio equipment in some of the smart schools, content development with particular reference to mathematics and science and capacity building for teachers and education managers across the country in the use of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the Blended Learning methodology”.

However, representatives from Nigeria are the Executive Secretary Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr Hamid Bobboyi, UBEC Management, Director from the Federal Ministry of Education and Ministry of Budget and Planning, also representatives of the Federal Ministry of Finance and National Teachers Institute (NTI).

The officials were also awarded certificates of completion of the invitational training hosted by the Korea international cooperation agency.

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