By Stanley Onyekwere
As part of preparations to takeover operations of of Nigeria/Korean Model secondary school in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), through its Education Secretariat, has commenced a 7-day training of 150 teachers and administrators.
The 15 million dollar dollar school, which will be handed over by the South Korean Government to the FCT Administration next month, is expected to commence academic activity later in the year(precisely, September).
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the training last week, FCT Education Secretary, Sen. Isa Maina, tasked all other stakeholders to take their responsibilities to the operation and maintenance of the school with utmost seriousness and professionalism.
Main, who was represented by Director, Administration and Finance, Mrs. Eunice Ugochukwu, noted that the training is very important, because the trainees are going to form an elite corps of teachers.
According to him: “This 4th level training will further enhance and broaden your scope of knowledge and I urge you not to misuse this opportunity and even use it as a foundation for personal improvement.
“For the 150 of you who are being trained on ICT usage in the classroom, I implore you to endeavour to further train your colleagues who did not have the opportunity to attend this training.
“South Korea is one of the most technologically advanced countries and the chance to be trained by some of their most gifted minds does not come everyday. Use the knowledge being acquired effectively in your duties.
“The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has taken a personal interest in the school having visited it even during construction.”
He adds: “The Minister has set up a committee, chaired by the FCTA Permanent Secretary, Christian Ohaa and supervised by the Education Secretary to maintain the aesthetics and academic integrity of the school for the foreseeable future.
“This clearly underscores the premium position the FCTA has placed this institution. We intend to make the very best use of it.”