October 31, 2015
A group photo of Japan departing trainees with officials from JICA and EAD
Islamabad, October 31, 2015: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) dispatched 11 members group for "Basic Education Administration course" to Japan. For this 18 days course, a sendoff ceremony was organized today in a local hotel at Islamabad.
Mr. Muhammad Tahir, Deputy Secretary, Economic Affairs Division (EAD) attended the sendoff ceremony besides Mr. Mitsuyoshi Kawasaki, Chief Representative of JICA.
Mr. Muhammad Tahir, Deputy Secretary, EAD thanked JICA and Government of Japan for "providing opportunities to the officers of Government of Pakistan to attend such a well-organized training programme".
Mr. Mitsuyoshi Kawasaki, in his speech said to the participants that "Your country, Pakistan has a huge potential of economic development, since Pakistan has a larger portion of young generation. But, only the massive young population is not sufficient to develop the country. Providing education for all people and ensuring the quality of the educational contents is a key for better development in any industrial sector".
While concluding his remarks, Mr. Kawasaki said "Through this program, you all are expected to acquire a broad range of insight about educational policy and system in Japan, especially how local governments are managing the education. You will have the opportunities to share your situation with Japanese people engaged in education. Through discussion with Japanese people, please bring back good insights and learning for better educational policy and system into Pakistan".
This Training Programme for Young Leaders of Pakistan is initiated by the Government of Japan under technical cooperation scheme for Pakistan. The forthcoming course has been designed essentially for young leading officials for basic education administration sector of the provincial and federal government in Pakistan. The Training Programme for Young Leaders was started by JICA in 1991 and till date around 570 government officials of various ministries and departments of the Government of Pakistan have been sent to Japan for training in various fields of technical and management positions.