By TERYIMA ANDREW-
The South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Gen. Tee In-tae (rtd) has said that only qualitative and proper education can develop any country of the world.
The Korean Ambassador stated this at the university of Jos, during a public lecture entitled “growing the Nigerian economy through education: the South Korean model.”
The ambassador advised Nigerian government at all level to invest more in education and to sponsor more students on foreign studies, through scholarship.
He maintained that good leaning environment, including allowance for students can help encourage learning by students.
The south Korean ambassador insisted that without proper education, no country can develop, the South Korean Ambassador told Nigerians at the public lecture.
He equally revealed that unemployment rate in South Korea stands at 3.7 percent, education 92 percent, industry 38.6 percent, while it has a population of 51.181299 percent.
The ambassador said that South Korea government economy is developing rapidly because it is investing heavily in Industries and education.
He stated further that South Korean GDP is currently at 31.363 USD annually, and that Korean government is the top 10 export globally.
According to him, South Korea ranked 7th out of 136 developed countries with fast growing economy.
Gen Tee In-tae, also informed that many Nigerians living and working in South Korea are doing well, boosting the economy of the South Korea.
Chairman of the occasion, the deputy governor of Plateau state Prof Sonni Tyoden, represented by the Secretary to the Government of Plateau state SGS, Prof Danladi Atu said the topic and time of the lecture is timely.
Prof Tyoden commended Authorities of the university of Jos for organizing the lecture, said the entire state have benefitted form the lecture.
He said the Plateau state government will tap some principles that the South Korean government are using to develop their country to be among global economy.
According to him, Plateau state government will deepening the relationship between the Korean government beyond the partnership between the university of Jos and the south Korean embassy.
Earlier, vice chancellor, university of Jos Prof Sebastian Maimako, in a welcome address revealed that the university of Jos have been in partnership with South Korean government through it embassy since 2017, when the former Korean ambassador to Nigeria on behalf of it government built an entrepreneur study center at the institution.
Prof Maimako said, there is an ongoing partnership between the South Korean government to help establish a Sport Institute at the university of Jos.
The public lecture was attended by members of the public, and a large number of students of the institution.
It was learnt that the South Korean government gained her Independence from Japan in 1945.