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Nigeria studies South Korea’s education model

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By Nicole

A team from the Government has been studying the South Korean education model.

A delegation from the Federal Government was led by Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), to investigate the South Korean smart education concept. The Federal Government was already developing 37 smart schools in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, according to Bobboyi, who spoke at the conclusion of the study tour (FCT). According to a statement released on Sunday in Abuja by the head of UBEC’s public relations, David Apeh, the delegation to South Korea included the chairs of some States’ Universal Basic Education Boards (SUBEBs) as well as senior representatives from UBEC, the Federal Ministry of Education, the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning and the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI).

The term “smart education” refers to the concept of education in the digital age, where the emphasis is on the role of technology in fostering engaging learning experiences to meet the various needs of learners. This is done through the creative application of information and communication technology. Noting the already friendly relationship between the two nations, he stated that the additional KOICA interventions will significantly deepen the mutually advantageous alliance between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and South Korea.

Establishing the smart schools would be a very high standard.

During the study tour, the delegation did stop by a few of the country’s smart schools, and this was where it became increasingly clear that the smart schools being established by the Federal Government were of exceptionally high standards and requirements of the best suited infrastructural facilities, cutting-edge tools and facilities, qualified and well-trained teachers, and the technologically advanced Blended Learning Methodology to be used. Apart from this, they also took part in some seminars.

These seminars included an interactive session where experts from UBION, the education technology provider hired by KOICA, and representatives of the South Korean Ministry of Education alternated in explaining the country’s rapid educational advancement and the meticulous procedures used to establish and maintain smart education. The delegation participated in a number of cultural tours, paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Alhaji Aliyu Magashi, the Nigerian ambassador to South Korea, and visited a few booths at the Edu Tech South Korea Fair.

Smart Education a content market with a variety of educational products.

According to Mr. Ju-Ho Lee, South Korea’s Minister of Education, Science, and Technology, the South Korean government is implementing smart education by setting up wireless networks in every school to enable students to learn wherever they are and whenever they choose, as well as by developing an education information system that can run on PCs, laptops, smart tabs, tablet PCs, and smart TVs. In order to give consumers access to high-quality educational information at a cheap cost, the government will also establish a national open content market with a variety of educational products. He said, how we view textbooks will alter as a result of Smart Education. Students will be freed from the burden of their bulky bags and be able to explore the world outside of the classroom thanks to the switch from traditional paper textbooks to digital ones.

The government has demonstrated the technology’s potential through trial runs since 2007. The business sector will have access to the utility platform and development standard, which will encourage corporate involvement and the growth of the smart education industry. The promotion of online classes is closely related to the use of digital textbooks with extensive material. Online courses not only make up for missed sessions, but they also make it possible for students to continue their studies when on leave from school due to illness or a disability. Even pupils in rural areas who were previously denied this right due to a shortage of subject teachers would be able to choose their study courses freely thanks to online lessons. Our kids have boundless potential. The best option for South Korea’s educational system to realize the aspirations and goals of all students in the twenty-first century is Smart Education.

South Korean education is a single-track system.

There are six years of elementary school, three years of middle school, three years of high school, and four years of undergraduate study in the single-track, 6-3-3-4 system that governs education in South Korea. Six years of elementary school and three years of middle school make up the nine years of required education. The first semester of an academic year runs from March to July, and the second semester runs from September to February.


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jdpumping
jdpumping
1 year ago

It is a good thing that Nigeria wants to study the model of education used by the south Koreans called smart education in as much as it will help boost ur educational system in the right direction

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
1 year ago

This is a new idea by the model of education of other country it will help us improve our education sector and correct where we lack

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
1 year ago

With Smart Education, kids boundless potential will be unlocked also it is the best option for South Korea’s educational system to realize the aspirations and goals of all students.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
1 year ago

Okey if that is another method no problem. As long that our education sector improve more. We move

Christiana
Christiana
1 year ago

Smart education emphasizes the role of technology in promoting engaging learning experiences to fulfill the needs of learners. Which is what we need in Nigeria

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
1 year ago

The implementation of information and communication technology (ICT) in innovative ways is the key to a successful education.

Bola12
Bola12
1 year ago

The use of digital textbooks that include a significant amount of content is intrinsically linked to the growth of online education.

Remi1
Remi1
1 year ago

The idea of integrating smart education to the system is a good one. Sadly, we have numerous challenges facing the education sector which has not been attended to yet. Poor infrastructure, little or no funding; they should deal with that first.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
1 year ago

When we talk about smart education we’re referring to the idea of education in the digital era, where the focus is on the role of technology in fostering engaging learning experiences that can be tailored to the requirements of individual students.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
1 year ago

Additional KOICA operations will significantly strengthen the mutually beneficial cooperation between Nigeria and South Korea.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
1 year ago

The transition from traditional paper textbooks to digital textbooks will relieve students of the weight of cumbersome baggage and allow them to explore the world outside of the classroom.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
1 year ago

The team did make some stops at some of the country’s smart schools, and it was during these visits that it became increasingly evident that the smart schools being constructed by the Federal Government were of unusually high quality.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
1 year ago

Smart Education is the most viable alternative for South Korea’s educational system to realize the hopes and dreams of all students in the twenty-first century, making it the finest choice for the country.

Yomii
Yomii
1 year ago

. Online courses not only make up for missed classes, but they also allow students to continue their education while absent from school due to illness or disability.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
1 year ago

The delegation engaged in cultural tours, visited the Nigerian ambassador to South Korea, and visited Edu Tech South Korea Fair exhibits.

theApr
theApr
1 year ago

By switching from conventional paper textbooks to digital ones, students will no longer have to carry around heavy loads and will be free to explore the world outside of the classroom. But are we ready for this? Most govt schools are still battling with poor infrastructure and poor standards

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
1 year ago

This is a welcome development because education system in Korea has developed.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
1 year ago

I doubt we will be able to imitate such feat in Nigeria cause we are still lacking far behind this country considering our lack of infrastructure and lack of organized structure in the sector.

Abusi
Abusi
1 year ago

This is actually a good thing thing to do. After studying the south Korea education system, I hope we adopt their smart education schemes. We will need to set up the smart schools and use technology to drive the schools.