With the opening of the new Japan-Pacific ICT Centre, information and communication technology in the region will get a major booster shot in the arm. The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and USP will be holding opening ceremonies on Tuesday the 6th for the brand new University of the South Pacific Japan-Pacific ICT Centre.USP Vice Chancellor on what Japan’s investment means for its confidence in Fiji:
this investment must surely reflect Japan’s confidence in USP’s role as a quality provider of higher education in the region, especially its ability to increase access to higher education through its Distance and Flexible Learning programmes.
Again, weighing in on the role such an investment will play:
“Let me say that we feel very strongly that our relationship with Japan is deepening and strengthening and we are fully committed to demonstrating to Japan, that we will use its assistance to the fullest advantage of our students and especially our regional member countries, while strongly supporting Fiji’s aspirations to develop ICT related industries” she said.
Chief Guests for the Opening will be His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Fiji Islands, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau and the Japanese Ambassador to Fiji, H.E. Mr Yutaka Yoshizawa.