A top European Common Market executive, in the Ivory Coast to examine the progress of educational aid, on Tuesday (April 18) visited Cocody's Training Centre for discussions with students from 14 African countries already receiving grants from the community.
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Background: A top European Common Market executive, in the Ivory Coast to examine the progress of educational aid, on Tuesday (April 18) visited Cocody's Training Centre for discussions with students from 14 African countries already receiving grants from the community. The executive is Mr. Johannes Westhoff, General Affairs and training Director of the community's Development Aid Department.
During a five-day visit, Mr. Westhoff met Ivorian authorities to discuss new training projects, with an especial emphasis on technical and agricultural courses.
SYNOPSIS: At a Cocody training centre, students from the Ivory Coast and from thirteen other African countries gathered on Tuesday to discuss educational progress and problems with a top executive from the European Common Market.
Mr. Johannes Westhoff, General Affairs and Training Director of the community's Development Aid Department, was leading a team of Common Market experts on a five-day visit to the Ivory Coast. Nearly two-hundred of the students asking him questions are already receiving grants from the European Development Fund. The training centre, too, was set up by the Fund two years ago to provide courses in agriculture, technology, medicine and economy.
During his five-day visit, Mr. Westhoff was scheduled to meet Ivorian government officials to discuss further educational aid from the Common Market. The emphasis was especially on agricultural and technical training, with an examination of the possibility of setting up scholarships for study by correspondence courses.