Officials from colleges and universities in the southern province of Vinh Long held a working session with representatives from Japan’s Tokuyama University on April 15, discussing the enhancement of educational cooperation between the two sides.

At the function, the Vinh Long University of Technology Education (VLUTE) and the Japanese university inked a Memorandum of Understanding on training cooperation, the exchange of students and lecturers, and structured support to VLUTE students to improve their professionalism and ability to find jobs in Japan.

Tokuyama University’s Director for Asian Overseas Students Yamamoto Takashi said that studying in Japan, and at his university in particular, will enable Vinh Long’s students to raise their qualifications and access better job opportunities.

He added that his university will waive 50-100 percent of tuition fees to local students who satisfy the requirements set by the school.

Earlier, Japanese representatives also met with the provincial Department of Education and Training to discuss organising study tours of Japan for students. The department suggested the Japanese university provide more information on job opportunities during and after the trips and organise additional Japanese-language courses in the province.

The two sides have already collaborated to provide six free Japanese-language courses for high-school students in Vinh Long since last November.-VNA