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15 govt officials selected to study in Japan

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Staff Reporter

Fifteen Bangladeshi young government officials and Bangladesh Bank officers will soon leave for Japan to study for two years under Japan Development Scholarship (JDS).

Out of 116 candidates, 15 young Bangladeshi government officials and Bangladesh Bank officers were selected for the JDS.

They will study a two-year master course in seven universities -- Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo), International University of Japan (Niigata), Kyushu University (Fukuoka), Meiji University (Tokyo), Ritsumeikan University (Shiga), University of Tsukuba (Ibaraki) and Yamaguchi University (Yamaguchi).

They are expected to contribute to the development of Bangladesh after obtaining master’s degrees in various fields like Law, Public Policy, Economics, Environmental Sciences, said a media release on Monday.

Japanese Ambassador in Dhaka Shiro Sadoshima, Secretary and Additional Secretary of Economic Relations Division M Mohammad Mejbahuddin and Kazi Shofiqul Azam, Senior Representative, JICA Bangladesh Office, Akio Okamura, JDS fellows of 13th batch, officials of the Embassy of Japan and the government of Bangladesh were present at the send-off ceremony for the JDS fellows held at the Japanese Ambassador’s residence recently.

“Please keep it in your mind that both Bangladeshi and Japanese people expect a great deal from you for the development of your own country through making the best use of knowledge and experience acquired in Japan,” Shiro Sadoshima told the fellows.

Until now, a total of 228 JDS fellows were sent to Japan and 196 fellows have come back to Bangladesh with their accomplishments and ambitions to contribute to the country.