Monday, February 28, 2011

Yemen, JICA signs MoU worth $ 4 mln

SANA'A- Feb 28, 2011- Technical Education and Vocational Training Ministry and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed here on Monday a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

The MoU worth $ 4 million funded by Japan for a project aims to improve the system of technical education and vocational training in the Industrial Technical Institute in Dhahban, including delivering equipments required to improve the Institute and creating a major of car maintenance and electricity according to the latest international standards.

It was signed by Minister of Technical Education and Vocational Training Ibrahim Hajri, Dhahban Institute Dean Ahmed Sa'ad Hadi and senior consultants at the project Mr. Nakahar.

The project is intended to qualify trainers, develop curriculums in the created major and bringing Japanese experts to train the trainers to enhance the Ministry's system.

The project also aims to raise the quality of technical education and vocational training outcomes to meet with needs of regional and international markets.

After signing the MoU, Hajri considered the project initiated in 2010/2011 school year is one of the important projects to develop the technical education system, praising the Japanese efforts supporting technical and vocational education fields that would ensure creating job opportunities for youths and reducing unemployment rates.

For his part, JICA representative in Yemen Takeshi Komori pointed to the importance of carrying out the project in Dhahban Institute for raising the graduates' capabilities to cope with labor markets needs.

Source: (Saba)

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