TOKYO, Japan (Press Release) — The Association for Promotion of International Cooperation has presented a check for $20,000 to the College of Micronesia-FSM to acquire learning resource materials for the college’s Kosrae Campus Learning Resource Center.
“Our financial support will help the College of Micronesia-FSM prepare for its pending application to offer a four-year undergraduate degree in education,’” said APIC’s president, Ambassador Peter Yoshiyasu Sato. “We are pleased to support the college as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.”
Ambassador Sato recently led a delegation from Tokyo to Pohnpei, capital of the Federated States of Micronesia, which included Dr. Yoshiaki Terumichi, president of Sophia University in Tokyo; APIC Directors Yoshito Honda and Megumi Araki, who also serves as APIC secretary general; Chie Kato, senior associate dean at Temple University Japan campus or TUJ; and, Dr. Alistair Howard, chief academic officer of TUJ.
While on Pohnpei, Dr. Terumichi signed a basic agreement regarding Sophia University’s Entrance Examination for the Graduate School of Environmental Studies with the Micronesia Conservation Trust and APIC to provide people in the Micronesian region with an opportunity to get higher education in the field of environmental studies.
“APIC has played a key role in expanding Sophia University’s activities and role in the region,” Dr. Terumichi said.
Also during the APIC mission, Dr. Frankie Harriss, acting president of the College of Micronesia-FSM and Dr. Howard of Temple University Japan Campus, signed a memorandum of understanding that is expected to lead to an articulation agreement between the institutions in the near future. An articulation agreement will allow College of Micronesia-FSM graduates to have their associate degree credits counted toward a bachelor’s degree from Temple University Japan Campus.
The APIC delegation also spent time at Xavier High School, a Jesuit mission school on Weno Island, in Chuuk State. APIC sponsors a special scholarship program for top students from Xavier to study at Sophia University. The four-year-old “full ride” scholarship program currently supports five Xavier High School graduates who now attend the Jesuit university in Tokyo.
The delegation met two Xavier students who will be this year’s scholarship recipients, and will be studying at Sophia University in September. Their names will be announced soon.
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