FCT minister charges education authorities to change face of public schools
Bello, FCT Minister
Days after the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Commissioned the Nigeria-Korea Model School, in Piwoyi Abuja, the Administration has again taken delivery of a new block of two classrooms, donated by the Chinese Government, to expand the capacity of the China-Assisted Model Primary School in Nyanya.
While commissioning the block of classrooms, the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, expressed satisfaction with the school’s ambience, cleanliness as well as the pupil performance.
In a statement by Chief Press Secretary to FCT Minister, Cosmas Uzodinma, it said to this effect, the Minister declared that this should be the face of public primary schools in Abuja.
He consequently directed the FCT Education Secretariat as well as the Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB) authorities to study the plan of the school with a view to replicating same in the entire territory.
Speaking further, Malam Bello described the relationship between Nigeria and China as very deep and close, adding that the presence of the China Assisted Model Primary School further reinforced the cordial relationship between the Nigeria and China.
Harping on the importance of education, the minister described education as an engine for national growth. According to him, “Education is the only tool with which a son of a peasant can become a president and the child of a farmer, in an area that boasts of no hospital, can become a medical doctor.”
Speaking during the commissioning, the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr.Zhou Pingjian expressed the willingness of the Government of China to continue to support educational programmes in FCT in particular and Nigeria in general.
The Ambassador commended the commitment of Malam Bello to deliver quality education to FCT residents.
The Head Teacher of the China Model Primary School, Nyanya, Hajiya Daudat Duduyemi, expressed optimism that the school population which stood at 380 pupils would increase dramatically with the commissioning of a new block of two classrooms and the renovation work done in the school by CCECC Limited.