JICA-Hokuriku and Kanazawa University’s Course for “Reinforcement of the Competence of School Administrators in the support services in Obligatory Education Sector” Begins

On November 6, the Opening Ceremony of JICA-Hokuriku and Kanazawa University’s Course for “Reinforcement of the Competence of School Administrators in the support services in Obligatory Education Sector” took place at Kanazawa University.

After welcomes speeches by our Vice President Koetsu Yamazaki (in charge of Research and International Affairs), Director Hideki Tomobe of JICA-Hokuriku, and the Program Leader, Professor Toshiharu Tanabe of the School of Teacher Education in the College of Human and Social Sciences, researchers participating in this time’s course introduced themselves, and the ceremony closed in an amiable mood.

Eight individuals belonging to central and regional educational administrations are participating from Morocco. From November 6, with Kanazawa University as the base and with support from Ishikawa Board of Education, Kanazawa Board of Education, Hakusan Board of Education and others, they plan to visit elementary and middle schools in Kanazawa for observation and interaction. There is much anticipation for the participants to positively utilize their experience in Japan and the course, and to involve themselves in the improvement of school management in their home countries.

Also, on November 8, the course participants paid a courtesy visit to our President. President Nakamura gave a word of welcome and a brief introduction of the university, which were followed by some questions from the participants and friendly conversations.