Educators from Senegal start training program at Okayama University

July 05, 2017

On June 27, ten educators from Senegal started their training program with instruction given by Okayama University teachers, to improve basic math skills within elementary education and raise the quality of learning and school performance of children. This training program ran until July 14 through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as a regional program for Senegal to introduce “Effective Approach for Improving the Learning of Mathematics in Primary Education.” The program took place at Okayama University Faculty of Education and also at elementary schools in and around the city.

The opening ceremony was held on June 27 and attended by Executive Vice President for International Affairs Hiroshi Kanzaki, Dean of Graduate School of Education Shigenobu Takatsuka, and others. Executive Vice President Kanzaki gave a speech and stated, “It is my hope that the experience gained here in Okayama will be used in many schools throughout Senegal.”

This is the 5th time Okayama University has hosted this program.

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