Japan, PA sign cooperation agreement on education

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The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Ministry of Education and Japan signed a memorandum of understanding for the development of the Palestinian school curriculum, Minister of Education Sabri Saidam said on Saturday.

He said during the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the head of the advisory mission of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Atsushi Matachi, that Japan has decided to expand its cooperation with the Ministry of Education in various fields with the aim of supporting the curriculum in general but with emphasis on mathematics and science, improving infrastructure and the educational environment and capacity building of teachers and other staff.

Saidam said the partnership between Palestine and Japan in the field of education through JICA stresses the importance of employing experts to promote the educational process in general and the curriculum in particular.

Matachi explained that the signing of this memorandum translates the spirit of joint work with the Ministry of Education, especially in the field of contributing to the development of the curriculum and the provision specialized expertise and skilled personnel in the educational sector.

Yuko Mitsui, JICA Chief Representative in Palestine, stressed her organization’s interest in supporting education in Palestine through various programs and joint projects. She expressed her appreciation for the efforts of the Ministry of Education to develop education and improve its output.