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Papua New Guinea dignitaries to train in distance education at KCG on 6, 7

As part of JICA's "Distance Education Planning and Training for Improving the Quality and Quantity of Education in Papua New Guinea," which is aimed at supporting distance education that the Independent State of Papua New Guinea is focusing on, eight senior officials of the Ministry of Education of Papua New Guinea and others will visit Kyoto Computer Gakuin Kyoto Station School, a group school, for two days on June 6 and 7 to observe and conduct training on education using the Internet.KCG, which introduced an e-learning system ahead of other educational institutions and has a proven track record in offering a wide variety of distance learning courses, will support the country's efforts.

The country is experiencing a shortage of educational institutions and teachers while the number of students 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 experience of distance education using the e-learning system.

KCG celebrated its 50th anniversary this year and held a ceremony to commemorate its 50th anniversary at Kyoto International Conference Hall on June 1.H.E. Mr. Gabriel John Clero Dusaba, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan, attended the ceremony and delivered a congratulatory speech.In 2009, KCG donated 53 computers to Goroka University in Goroka, Russia, as part of its longstanding activities to support computer education overseas (IDCE).This led to the participation of the ambassador to Japan in the commemoration ceremony and to the implementation of the JICA training program for senior officials of the Ministry of Education.



JICA training course, Ministry of Education, Papua New Guinea



Title of Training High Level Official, Department of Education, Papua New Guinea "Training on Distance Education Planning to Improve the Quality and Quantity of PNG Education"

  1. Mr. Eliakin Apelis, Team Leader, First Assistant Secretary for Curriculum and Standards
    Doctor. Eliakim Apelis MPS - Team Leader, First Assistant Secretary, Curriculum and Standards
  2. Mr. Camillus Kanawu, General Manager, Standards and Guidance Bureau
    Mr. Bauer. Camilus Kanau, Superintendent Oepration, Standards &Guidance Division
  3. Mr. Stephen Hupigo Tandare, Head of Curriculum, Primary Division
    Mr. Bauer. Steven Tandale, Principal Curriculum Officer, Curriculum Development & Assessment Division (CDAD)
  4. Michael Mele, Teacher Development Officer, Office of Teacher Education
    Mr. Bauer. Michael Mere, Teacher Development officer, Teacher Education Division
  5. Mr. Neville Unduka, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Education, Papua New Guinea
    Mr. Bauer. Neville Unduka, Senior Lecturer, Papua New Guiana Education Institute
  6. Gran Benny, Director of Television Programming, National Center for Educational Media
    Mr. Bauer. Glen Benny, TV Director, National Education Media Centre (NEMC)
  7. Antonia Manahave, Media Curriculum Officer, National Center for Educational Media
    Miss. Antonia Manahave, Media Curriculum Officer, NEMC
  8. Mr. Salome Irima, Model Teacher, Model School
    Miss. Salomie Irima, Model Teacher, Model school