July 23, 2012
Six (6) Ghanaians who have completed their Master's and PhD Programs in Japan under JICA Long Term Training Program paid a courtesy call on the Japaneses Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Naoto Nikai to brief him on their areas of study in Japan and their contribution to the development of Ghana.
The six Ghanaians had their Master's and PhD in Policy Analysis, Governance, International Relations, Rice Production Research, International Development Studies and International Education Cooperation and Science in Chemistry.
Talking to the graduates, the Japanese Ambassador said he was very proud that the Government of Japan through JICA is supporting the scholarship of Ghanaians to Japan and was pleased that the courses were taught in English at the Universities in Japan making it the best use of their opprotunities.
The Directors of the beneficiary ministries praised the Japanese Government for making capacity development its priority which according to them is very vital to the country.
On behalf of their various ministries, the Head of Japan Desk at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Mr. Samuel Abu-Bonsrah thanked the Japanese Government for the kind gesture and assured him that, the graduates will be placed in sectors where their field of specialization would be needed. Mr. Abu- Bonsrah mentioned that, Ghanaian officials who have been trained in Japan are holding high and key positions in their various ministries and doing marvelously well.
So far, Sixty one (61) Ghanaians have benefitted from the Master's and PHD Programs in Japan and over Two Thousand Two hundred and Eighty (2,280) Ghanaians have been trained in short courses in Japan in various areas.