South Korea/October 11, 2022/By Kanayo Umeh, Abuja/Source: https://guardian.ng/
The Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr Hamid Bobboyi, has stated that the 37 smart schools being built by the federal government in the various states and the Federal Capital Territory are compliant with international standards and best practices in smart education.
He stated this at the end of a study tour that he led to South Korea comprising some SUBEB chairmen and top officials from UBEC, the Federal Ministry of Education, the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning and the National Teachers Institute (NTI).
The one-week study tour which took place from September 20th to 26th, 2022, was organized by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) as part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between UBEC and KOICA on strengthening the ICT utilization capability of smart schools teachers, improvement of accessibility to high-quality teaching and learning contents, and infrastructural assistance to 6 smart schools.
During the study tour, the delegation visited some smart schools in the country where it became evident that the smart schools being established by the Federal Government were of exceptionally high standards in terms of the befitting school infrastructure, state-of-the-art equipment and teaching facilities, competent and highly trained teachers, and the modern Blended Learning methodology to be used.
The delegation also participated in several seminars and interactive sessions where specialists from UBION (the education technology company contracted by KOICA) and officials of the South Korean Ministry of Education took turns explaining the rapid educational progress recorded by Korea and the meticulous processes followed to introduce and sustain smart education in the country.