From Ado Abubakar Musa, Jos
The Korean Ambassador to Nigerian, Lee in-tae, has disclosed that applying Korean model of education would indeed help grow Nigerian economy.
Ambassador In-tae who was the guest speaker at a lecture titled, “ growing the Nigerian economy through education” held at University of Jos said huge investment in educational sector is one of the cardinal point of economic strategy that Korea had applied.
Mr Intae also emphasized that diligent research and documentation had been a strategy that his country utilised to achieve its current economic development.
The Korean Ambassador added that educational enthusiasm was another factor assisted his country to attain development, saying that all these were achieve via university education.
“University education leads to economic development of our country. We devote our time and resources to attain development. We engage in diligent research to discover lots of things that brings us to where we are today.
“Japan is our colonial master but today Korea is ahead of Japan in the area of ICT and industry. Today, Korea exports goods and services to U.S and Europe. Government drove the growth by emphasizing on diligent education and industrialization, “ he added.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Vice Chancellor of University of Jos, Sabastian Maimako, said his institution and Korean government had established a collaboration towards education. He said Unijos had requested to help it establish vocational centre and institute of sports which he believed that these requests would bring value to his institution.