Nigeria is set to benefit from China's commitment to support Nigeria's educational sector.
The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Zhou Pingjian made the commitment during the commissioning 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, a suburb located in Abuja, Nigeria's capital.
Dr. Pingjian expressed the willingness of the Government of China to continue to support educational programmes in the FCT in particular and Nigeria in general.
The Ambassador commended the commitment of the Minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello to deliver quality education to FCT residents.
Bequeathing quality education to residents of the Federal Capital Territory has continued to be priority of the FCT Minister.
We must commend the Minister for this rare feat, Mr Pingjian said.
Speaking at the event, the Minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, expressed satisfaction with the school's ambience, cleanliness as well as the pupils' performance.
To this effect, the Minister declared that the school should be the face of public primary schools in Abuja.
He 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.
He said: I am impressed with the school environment, the environment is very clean and with the performance of the pupils, I can infer that the teachers are doing their work very well.''
We must aim to replicate the good ambience in all the schools in the Federal Capital Territory; we must also aim to sustain the professionalism I have seen here today.
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 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.
Source: Voice of Nigeria