Applications to the Japanese Government Scholarship for 2020 Teacher Training Program are now available at the Embassy of Japan. Any university or teacher training school graduate born on or after April 2, 1985 and has accumulated at least a total of five (5) years teaching experience at an elementary or secondary educational level by April 1, 2020 qualifies as a potential applicant.
The Teacher Training Program is one (1) of four (4) types of scholarships offered to Palauans by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT). The scholarship covers all tuition and fees, and provides a grantee with a monthly stipend and a plane ticket to Japan. Through the Teacher Training Program, MEXT seeks to help improve the educational system in Palau, and therefore, all scholarship recipients must return to Palau after the scholarship period and utilize their learning towards educational development in Palau.
The Teacher Training Program offers training in educational administration (examples: educational administration and finance, school management), educational methods (examples: classroom teaching, learning system theory, curriculum, and educational assessment), specialized subject research (examples: mathematics, physics, chemistry, and gymnastics), and observational tours and practices (examples: class observations, participation in special educational activities, and tours of educational research facilities).
Application forms are available at the Embassy of Japan in Ngerkebesang or through the Embassy’s webpage at http://www.palau.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/teachertraining.html. Application deadline is Friday, February7, 2020.
For inquiries, please contact the Embassy of Japan at 488-6455/56.