TAGBILARAN CITY, June 3 (PIA)--The first batch of fourteen students successfully finished their 2-months intensive basic Japanese course granted for free by the Bohol Island State University (BISU) in partnership with the Aoike Academy of Japan
BISU President Dr. Regucivilla A. Pobar and Aoike Academy President Hiroki Aoike graced the formal graduation of the first batch graduates of the Nihongo for Me: Basic Japanese Course at the Metro Center Hotel and Convention Center in Tagbilaran City on June 1, 2019.
During the acceptance and confirmation of graduates, Pobar thanked the Aoike Academy thru President Hiroki for being their collaborator and supporter of this project. Pobar said Aoike Academy spent much of their time, effort and treasure just to have this first batch of graduates.
"Make use of the knowledge you learned from this journey. We believe from BISU and Aoike Academy that thru this training, you can achieve what you want in your lives. Shine, spread out your wings and soar high. Make us all be proud of you. Chase your dreams, never stop trying, never stop learning, live life to the fullest and give nothing but your best," Pobar told the graduates.
Hiroki who led the distribution of the certificate to the 14 graduates in response expressed his gratitude to Dr. Pobar, Dr. Allan Paul Sandigan (focal person of the program) and Dr. Julian Torilo Jr. (professor of the basic Japanese course) for their cooperation.
"We may not have this amazing journey....thank you very much," Hiroki said.
"To all the graduates, congratulations! You have learned Japanese language for 2 months. I am giving chances especially to good students to study further in Japan. So I would like to challenge you, I'm looking forward to meeting you in Japan," the Aoki Academy President told the graduates.
The 14 students who successfully finished the 2-months course are: Velle Claudette Cenabre Alegarbes; Quennie Lynn Adlao Ancog; Leizl Igot Baguhin; Clyde Malon Bodiongan; Gresille Lagunda Cahayag; Angelica Guillena Diaz; Aida Lou Guimalan; Lozein Jumarito Lapuz; Mary Therese Pingkian Mepieza; Gwen Guiritan Nacorda; Joycelin Sofia Ranara Olaivar; Paulene Kristine Manluluyo Placigo; Cristina Manluluyo Placigo; and Allan Paul Delaman Sandigan.
Originally from the 20 slots they opened, they meticulously selected since they need only 10 students to make it very exclusive. Then additional 4 participants were accepted to give chance to BISU faculty members who were interested to learn Japanese language.
Last April 1, 2019, BISU in partnership with the Aoike Academy of Japan launched the "Nihongo For Me": Japanese Language Program at the BISU Main Campus in Tagbilaran City.
Together with the launching was also the blessing of the new Aoike classroom located at the second floor of the College of Business, Arts and Sciences (CBAS) building, where the Japanese language classes are held.
The program is open to 18 to 25 years old who are interested to learn Japanese language for free. Enrollment for the second batch of the program will be announced by BISU in the coming days. (ecb/PIA7-Bohol)