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Courtesy Visit from JICA Group Training Course

  • December 25, 2015
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On December 9, thirteen trainees participating in the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) group training course “Education Finance and Administration: Focused on Basic Education Quality, Internal Efficiency, and Equity - (B)” paid a courtesy visit to Professor INOUE Noriyuki, the Executive Vice President in Charge of International Exchange at Kobe University. The meeting was also attended from the Kobe University side by Professor YOTSUMOTO Kenji (Dean of the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies) and Professor OGAWA Keiichi (Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies).

During the meeting, trainees said that they would like to apply what they have learned in Japan to their own work practices in their home countries. They cited examples of what they studied during their training here, including the equal education opportunities offered in Japan beyond the urban-rural divide, and the importance of Japanese culture as part of the foundations of Japanese society.

The Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS) has been running the JICA Group Training Course with the theme of “Education Finance and Administration” since 2010, accepting Ministry of Education officers from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Caribbean countries as trainees. This time, officers from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Haiti, Niger, and Senegal came to Japan to study the Japanese education system and education-related initiatives during the six-week training course.

(International Affairs Planning Division)