Courtesy visit from JICA Group Training Course

  • July 15, 2016
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  • Keywords: Info, International relations, Collaborations


On July 13, 25 members of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) group training course “Education Finance and Administration: Focused on Basic Education Quality, Internal Efficiency, and Equity” paid a courtesy visit to Professor INOUE Noriyuki, the Executive Vice President in Charge of International Exchange at Kobe University. This JICA training course is coordinated by the Kobe University Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies. The meeting was also attended by Professor YOTSUMOTO Kenji (Dean of the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies) and Professor OGAWA Keiichi (Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies).

The Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS) has been running the JICA Group Training Course on the theme of “Education Finance and Administration” since 2010, and the course has been attended by Ministry of Education officers from Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Caribbean countries. This time, officers from 17 countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Myanmar, Niger, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Senegal, Sudan and Swaziland) came to Japan for six weeks to study the Japanese education system and education-related initiatives.

During the meeting, trainees said that they had learned a lot about the Japanese education system and practical education initiatives through the lectures and study trips at Kobe University, schools and specialist institutions. They expressed their wishes to apply what they have learned in Japan to their own work practices and improve the education, finance and administration systems in their home countries.

(International Affairs Planning Division)