Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) Dr. Hamid Boboi led a delegation from the federal government to study the South Korean smart education model. At the end of the study tour, Popoyi said the visit was inspired by the fact that the federal government was already setting up 37 smart schools in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
A statement issued by the Head of Public Relations, UBEC, David Abbeh, on Sunday in Abuja, said that the delegation to South Korea consists of the heads of the Universal Basic Education Councils (SUBEB) and senior officials from UBEC, the Federal Ministry of Education and the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget, National Planning and the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI).
Smart education is a concept that describes learning in the digital age; where emphasis is placed on the role of technology to enhance engaging learning experiences to meet the diverse needs of learners, through the innovative use of information and communication technology. Noting the existing friendly relationship between the two countries, he said that further interventions by KOICA will go a long way in promoting the mutually beneficial affiliation between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and South Korea.