The Japanese Government is providing an educational grant of JPY 628 million to Nepal in the first and second phases of the project Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS).
Likewise, it is also providing a grant of JPY 300 million for the School Sector Development Program (SSDP).
Both countries representatives Japanese Ambassador to Nepal Masamichi Saigo and Nepal Finance Ministry Secretary signed two agreements for the aforementioned projects at the Nepal Finance Ministry on July 26, 2019.
The JDS program was established in the year 2014 with the aim to support human resource development in the public sector by enabling individuals to pursue higher education in Japanese Universities with a full scholarship. JDS is popular in Nepal and is of high demand.
In a press statement issued by Nepal Fin Min, the authority said that JDS students are required to return to Nepal after the course and contribute to its socio-economic development and strengthening bilateral cooperation between Nepal and Japan through institutional and individual network development.
SSDP has started in FY 2019-20 and is the next level of School Sector Reform Program led by Nepal Education, Science and Technology Ministry. Its objective is to provide quality, spurring equitable access and efficiency of basic and secondary education with strengthened institutional capacity of Government schools.
The program will cover student scholarships, teacher’s management and development and textbook distribution. The seven-year period program is being implemented under Nepal’s Sector Wide Approach (SWAP).
The Nepal Government appreciated the Japanese Government for its assistance and continued support to Nepal’s socio-economic development.
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