Delegation from JICA calls on Vice-Chancellor

A delegation from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu. The delegation was made up of Prof. Sameh Nada, Vice President of Education and Academic Affairs, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST); Prof. Mona Gamal Ibrahim, Dean, School of Energy Resources, Environment, Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering (EECE); Ms. Midori Ozawa, Sub-Chief Advisor of JICA, E-JUST Project; Ms. Rana Tarek, International Affairs Specialist; and Ms. Miyake Chiho, Project Coordinator of JICA, E-JUST Project.

Introducing the purpose of the visit, Prof. Sameh Nada, in brief remarks disclosed that the E-JUST TICAD7 African Scholarship  for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) themed “Advancing Africa’s Development through People, Technology and Innovation”, has opened scholarships for Master of Science (MSc) courses for Fall 2020 adding that the  enrolment is to give African countries the opportunity to apply and experience state-of-the-art research facilities and equipment, as well as modern technologies to help students become authors of research publications and connect among E-JUST, African higher education/research institutions and Japanese Universities.

Prof. Sameh Nada

Prof. Sameh Nada added that application for the scholarship which covers tuition fees, accommodation, flight ticket, medical and life insurance, and monthly stipend, can be sent through E-JUST’s online system from 15th January to 15th February, 2020 for Faculty of Engineering programs.

In her remarks, Ms. Midori Ozawa, Sub-Chief Advisor of JICA E-JUST Project, recounted that the aim of the scholarship is to foster network and bridge the gap between Africa and Japan and also allow the experience of Japanese education.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu expressed gratitude for the visit. He noted that the University believes in collaborations and is ready to partner with Institutions for mutual benefit.

Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu

Present at the meeting was Prof. Boateng Onwona-Agyeman, Dean, School of Engineering Sciences; Prof. Andrew Anthony Adjei, Coordinator, Vice- Chancellor’s Strategic Teams; and Dr. Ibrahim Bedi, Director, Internal Audit.