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Aug 12, 2023

Orientation for students going to Korea held

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Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Tae-Young Park sharing Korea's development journey.
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Tae-Young Park sharing Korea’s development journey.

A departure orientation program for a group of students going to do Master’s and Doctorate degrees in various universities of the Republic of Korea was organized on August 11, 2023 at the premises of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Nepal.

The orientation program organized jointly by KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency) and the KOICA Alumni Association of Nepal (KAAN) was to enable the sharing of experiences and the provision of essential information for the participating students about their upcoming program, lifestyle in Korea, varsity information, departure procedures etc.

This year, 16 government officials have been selected in the KOICA Scholarship Program. Among them, two are for Ph.D. in Agriculture and Health while the rest 14 are to pursue Master’s programs in various fields, said KOICA’s press release.

Speaking at the event, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Tae-Young Park lauded the pivotal role that well-trained human resources played in national development progress while sharing Korea’s development journey.

“After completion of the courses by the public officials of Nepal not only would enhance their capacity to contribute to the development process of Nepal but also will play a vital role in further strengthening existing Nepal-Korea relationship,” Ambassador hoped.

The students and others in a group snap with Korean envoy.

He also handed over Certificate of Admission and a memento to the scholarship awardees.

Till date, a total of 165 government officials have successfully completed their Master’s Degree programs through KOICA’s Scholarship Program.

Besides the long-term program, KOICA is also implementing short-term fellowship– Capacity Improvement and Advancement for Tomorrow (CIAT) program since 1995 aiming to upgrade human resources development (HRD sharing Korea’s experience and technology for development, it reads.