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CPU signs partnership agreement with Nichiigakkan Co., Ltd.

By Keziah G. Huelar

CPU President, Dr. Teodoro C. Robles and Mr. Tomohiro Yanagisawa, Nichiigakkan Co., Ltd. Executive Officer officially signs the partnership.

Central Philippine University and Nichiigakkan Co., Ltd. signed a partnership agreement at the Administration Building Conference Room on February 7, 2019. The agreement between the two parties aims to provide employment and training opportunities for CPU nursing graduates in Japan. It also seeks to establish cooperation and mutual trust and pursue a formal, integrated, and long-term agreement between CPU and Nichiigakkan Co., Ltd.

The agreement was signed by Dr. Teodoro C. Robles, CPU President and Mr. Tomohiro Yanagisawa, Nichiigakkan Co., Ltd. Executive Officer. Present during the signing are Atty. Salex E. Alibogha, Dean, CPU College of Nursing and Prof. Anna May Y. Zerrudo, Officer-in-Charge, CPU Office of International Relations and Cooperation.

Starting April 1, 2019, Japan will be accepting foreign caregiving staff. This is in line with the Japanese government’s revisions on its Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act which created a new residence qualification for the “designated skilled labor” visa.

Nichiigakkan Co., Ltd. hopes to invite Centralian nursing students to join in a mentoring program until graduation for definite employment in Japan.

After the signing, Atty. Alibogha and Prof. Zerrudo gave the representatives of Nichiigakkan Co., Ltd. a tour of the Loreto D. Tupaz Building and the College of Nursing Virtual Laboratory.

CPU hopes that the said agreement will open more doors for global competitiveness in nursing practice and education. The university believes that the partnership is an opportunity for the university to showcase and promote the Centralian brand of nursing to Japan.

Services that Nichiigakkan Co., Ltd. offers include medical support, long term care, child care, health care, language education and therapy.

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