China Upgrades Facilities At FCT Model Primary School


The Chinese Embassy in its efforts at collaborating with Nigerian government towards improved education has upgraded the facilities at a China -assisted Model Primary School in Nyanya, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

Speaking at the occasion of the formal commissioning of the upgraded school facilities, the Charge D Affairs of the Chinese Embassy, Mr, Zhang Yi   said a lot of Chinese companies have invested and work with Nigerian colleagues to build infrastructure project and support education as a part of their Corporate Social Responsibility.

He said that the upgraded facilities provided by the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC)  will encourage more  companies to invest and contribute to the educational development of the country and promote culture exchange between Nigeria and China.

Managing Director of CRBC Zhou Hao, in his reaction, expressed delight that his company is making such a contribution towards enhancing the educational environment at the China-Assisted Model Primary School Nyanya.

He said “Under the leadership and support of the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria, our team took advantage of the school holiday period to replace blackboards for the children, repair the bathrooms, and carry out other feasible tasks.

 “Besides these works, today we also bring children’s stationery such as notebooks, pencils, erasers, rulers, and a small amount of sports equipment, hoping that the children would like them.

“Among all the different peoples of different continents, there is a common ground that transcends ethnicity and nationality—children, who fill the world with hope and brightness. They represent the future expectations and aspirations, and they rightfully deserve a better life.

“That is why we believe that improving children’s educational conditions and environments is a shared goal among people from all sectors in both China and Nigeria. Thus, as a Chinese company operating in Nigeria, we are very eager and honored to contribute our part to the educational efforts in Nigeria.”

Executive Chairman of the FCT Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB) Dr. Alhassan  Sule, on his part, said  it is only through education can the young Nigerians  truly realize their potential, even as he expressed delight at the upgrading  of facilities in the school through the provision of learning materials.

He commended the Chinese government for investing in education in the FCT, stressing that in the future school could be turned into a smart education spot.

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