Scholarship recipients to depart tomorrow

The two government officials have been awarded Masters Scholarships under the Pacific-LEADS program, funded by the Government of Japan and implemented by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Picture: SUPPLIED

THE two Fiji government officials who are part of the third batch for the Pacific Leaders’ Educational Assistance for Development of State (Pacific-LEADS) program will depart for Japan tomorrow.

In the pre-departure program held at the Japan International Cooperation Agency office in Suva today the Assistant Resident Representative Shin Suto said the recipients would not only study in Japan but also learn the cultural aspects of their country.

“We believe we can provide one of the unique study experiences different from other western countries so please enjoy not only studying in Japan but also the cultural and the historical aspect of Japan,” Mr Suto said.

The two government officials who will be part of this program are Laisa Matagi from Ministry of Waterways and Environment who will be pursuing a Masters in Environmental Sciences at University of Tsukuba and Adi Arieta Latianara from Ministry of Health & Medical Services, will pursue a Masters of Arts in International Development at Nagoya University.

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