15 government officials picked for Master's Fellowship in Korea

KATHMANDU: The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Nepal has selected as many as 15 Nepali government officials for its Master's Fellowship Programme in South Korea.

According to a press statement issued today, the selected candidates had taken the basic Korean language training at Bishwo Bhasa Campus for 16 days and will leave for South Korea next month.

The participants will be completing the course in their respective streams at various universities including Kyunghee University, KAIST University and Hanyang University in South Korea among others.

The prime objective of the fellowship programme is to help build administrative and technical capacity in both the public and private sectors in Nepal, according to the bilateral cooperation agency.

Meanwhile, speaking at the orientation programme organised for the fellows today, KOICA Country Director Hyungkyoo Kim hoped that the fellowship would provide the participants a platform to learn and apply the ideas in their respective fields in Nepal.

He also expressed his hope that their stay in Korea would be informative and the participants would be better equipped with new knowledge and would be responsible for promoting further development in Nepal.

In 2015, KOICA had invited more than 131 Nepali government officials to Korea for different development courses—including long and short term ones—that were focused on education, health, industry and energy, governance, information and communication technology, and rural development among others.

More than 60 government officials have already received the Master’s degree from renowned Korean universities, under the KOICA scholarship earlier.