THREE school teachers yesterday received air tickets to travel to Japan for further studies.
Dorothy Hicks Hatamane, Patricia Zazo and John Mark Dovere were chosen out of around 40 applicants for the Japanese scholarships funded by the Japanese government.
The three will undertake school management, Curriculum Development in Earth Science and Education Chemistry courses.
The three will be spending a year and half with the first six months purposely to study and learn Japanese dialect.
Hudson Kalaeda, Assistant Researcher/Advisor to the Japanese Embassy said this year; only three in service applicants were selected.
Charles Roikera chief Education officer for Teacher Training and Development Division at the Ministry of Education said the government supports the scholarship programs.
Mr Roikera said the government supports further training and development of skills for teachers in order to boost the service of teaching.
“As such, those teachers who are involved in such trainings will still receive their salaries during the course of the training overseas.
Dorothy Hicks who is selected from Verahue School in Guadalcanal said she was honoured to be selected for the program.
“This is a great opportunity that I can use to further increase my knowledge at a well equipped institution in Japan.
“I am really looking forward to travelling and undertaking the studies although things will be different in terms of weather, environment and probably culture.”
The three are expected to leave the country on Monday next week.
By JOANNA FRANCES