Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Yemen, Japan Sign MoU Worth US$4 Million

SANA'A, March 1, 2011- Yemen's Technical Education and Vocational Training Ministry and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) worth US$4 million to improve technical education and vocational training in Yemen, Saba news agency reported.

The project funded by Japan also included delivery of equipment required to improve the Dhahban Institute and develop curriculum involving electricity and car maintenance in accordance with the latest international standards.

Japanese experts would also be brought in to train the trainers and enhance the ministry's system.

The project also aims to raise the quality of technical education and vocational training in order to meet the needs of regional and international markets, Saba reported.

The MoU was signed by Minister of Technical Education and Vocational Training Ibrahim Hajri, Dhahban Institute Dean Ahmed Sa'ad Hadi and senior consultant of the project.

Hajri considered the project initiated in 2010/2011 school year as one of the important projects to develop the technical education system.

He commended Japan for supporting technical and vocational education which would create job opportunities for youths and reduce unemployment rates.

Meanwhile, JICA representative in Yemen Takeshi Komori pointed to the importance of carrying out the project in Dhahban Institute to enhance the graduates' capabilities in coping with labour market needs.


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