(KPL) Twenty Lao fellows have successfully completed their 2-year Master course in Japanese Universities under the project for Human Resource Development Scholarship by Japanese Grant Aid (JDS) and returned to the Lao PDR from July to October 2018.
They are the 17th batch graduates from International University of Japan (IUJ), Yamaguchi University, Kobe University, Kyushu University, Hiroshima University, Ritsumeikan Asia-Pacific University (APU) and International Christian University (ICU).
Each of them had studied in the field of study corresponding to and dealing with the selected target priority issues for the social and economic development in the Lao PDR.
As the wrap-up activity of JDS Project covering their academic year, Report Meeting was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Vientiane Capital on Mar 26 to present the master thesis and knowledge acquired from Japanese Universities, as well as their experiences gained during their stay in Japan. The meeting saw the presence of dozens of representatives from JDS Operating Committee, the Ministries of Education and Sports, Foreign Affairs, Planning and Investment and Home Affairs, the Party Central Committee for Organization and Personnel, Embassy of Japan, JICA Laos Office, and relevant organizations.
The JDS Operating Committee congratulated the fellows on the completion of study and encouraged them to contribute to the development of the country through their Ministries/workplaces.
The JDS Project in the Lao PDR was established in 1999 to support human resources development of the Lao PDR targeting highly capable and young government officials who are expected to engage in formulating and implementing social and economic development plans.
This year marks the 20th Anniversary” of JDS. Up to date, a total of 394 fellows have been sent to Japan and 354 fellows have already completed their respective degrees and returned to the Lao PDR.
Source: Lao News Agency