As part of JICA's "Training Program for Distance Education Plan to Improve the Quality and Quantity of Education in Papua New Guinea" to support distance education, an area of focus for Papua New Guinea's independent state, eight officials from the Ministry of Education will visit Kyoto Computer Gakuin Kyoto Ekimae Campus, a group school, for two days on June 6 and 7 to observe and train in internet-based education.KCG, which pioneered the introduction of e-learning systems at other educational institutions and has a proven track record of offering a wide variety of rich distance learning courses, will support the country's efforts.
The country is facing a shortage of educational institutions and teachers while the population of school-aged children is increasing.To compensate for this, we are focusing on distance education using television and other means.
The training will include a tour of KCG's dedicated e-learning studio classroom and an experience of distance learning using the e-learning system.
KCG celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, and on June 1, the 50th anniversary ceremony was held at the Kyoto International Conference Center.His Excellency Gabriel John Clero Dusaba, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan, also attended the ceremony and delivered a congratulatory speech.In 2009, KCG donated 53 computers to Goroka University and provided computer education support as part of its long-standing overseas computer education support activities (IDCE).This led to the participation of the Ambassador to Japan in the commemorative ceremony and the implementation of JICA training for senior officials of the Ministry of Education.
Ministry of Education, Papua New Guinea, JICA training
Training Title: "Distance Education Planning Training for Improving Quality and Quantity of Education in PNG" for senior officials of the Ministry of Education, Papua New Guinea
- Eliaquin Apelis, Team Leader First Assistant Secretary for Curriculum and Standards
Dr. Eliakim Apelis MPS - Team Leader, First Assistant Secretary, Curriculum and Standards
- Mr. Camillus Kanau, Director of Administration, Bureau of Standards and Guidance
Mr. K. K. Camilus Kanau, Superintendent Oepration, Standards &Guidance Division
- Steven Hupigo Tandare, Director, Curriculum Section, Elementary Division
Mr. K. K. Steven Tandale, Principal Curriculum Officer, Curriculum Development & Assessment Division (CDAD)
- Michael Melle, Teacher Development Officer, Office of Teacher Education
Mr. K. K. Michael Mere, Teacher Development officer, Teacher Education Division
- Mr. Neville Unduka, Senior Lecturer, Papua New Guinea Institute of Education
Mr. K. K. Neville Unduka, Senior Lecturer, Papua New Guiana Education Institute
- Gran Benny, Director of Television Programming, National Center for Educational Media
Mr. K. K. Glen Benny, TV Director, National Education Media Centre (NEMC)
- Antonia Manahave, Media Curriculum Officer, National Center for Educational Media
Ms. Kathleen H. Antonia Manahave, Media Curriculum Officer, NEMC
- Ms. Salome Ilima, Modeling School, Modeling Teacher
Ms. Kathleen H. Salomie Irima, Model Teacher, Model school