OYO State Governor, Seyi Makinde has said that his administration was poised to improve the state education sector especially through ICT interventions in line with international best practices.
He stated this during a courtesy call by a delegation from Korea International Corporation Agency (KOICA), led by their country director in company of official from the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) on Tuesday.
He reiterated that his administration remains committed to digitalising the educational system in the state with a view to bringing about qualitative education and enhancing teaching and learning.
The governor said it had become imperative to utilise ICT in evolving the state education sector just as the administration had begun exploring e-governance to promote efficiency in public service
Governor Makinde appreciated the gesture of the South Korea agency for its proposed support to one of its model schools currently under construction through provision ICT instructional materials and pledged openness and sincerity to the partnership.
The governor equally stated that his administration is ready to partner with Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) on quality education service delivery in the state.
In a remark, Country Director, Mr Woochen Cheng said the programme was in line with South Korea support to developing countries in promoting digital literacy, and stressed that the UBEC smart school initiative was suitable for the programming, adding that Oyo State Lagos and Abuja had been selected as beneficiaries
Earlier, the chairman of Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Nureni Adeniran had hinted that a model school situated in Akinyele Local Government to be completed by March, would be used for the ICT intervention project.
The KOICA delegation was in Ibadan to inspect on-going construction works on a Smart (Model) School Project being constructed by UBEC in Sogunro Village, along Moniya-Oyo Road, Akinyele Local Government Area