9th ECAN Int’l Education Fair starts

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
9th ECAN Int’l Education Fair starts

Jul 2, 2015-The ninth International Education Fair, organised by the Educational Consultancy Association Nepal (ECAN), kicked off in the Capital on Thursday.

The fair, which is being held at the Exhibition Hall in Bhrikutimandap, was inaugurated by Education Minister Chitra Lekha Yadav.

Renowned colleges and universities from countries like Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Malaysia and New Zealand have set up information centres at the fair to help out the students planning to go abroad for higher education.

According to the event organisers, the fair is the perfect place for the students to learn about different colleges and choose whichever they feel is best for them. The mega education gathering, the organisers said, is an important occasion to find latest information about what is being provided across the world, so the students can compare the education and scope of the particular course to shape their career.

Around 15,000 students and parents visited the fair on the first day.

Addressing the inaugural function, Education Minister Yadav said such events help students find the best and the most suitable colleges both inside and outside the country. Prime Minister Sushil Koirala sent a letter wishing every success to the fair. Every parent wants their children to have the best education and the ECAN is helping them fulfil their desire, the letter read.

Director of British Council Nepal Brendan McSharry said students know their weakness and strength, therefore they should choose the career prospect accordingly. He suggested the students to do their homework on what they want to study and come to the fair to acquire information.

ECAN President Rajendra Baral claimed that his organisation not only sends students outside the country, but also works to attract students in the country. Stating

that Nepal has a high potential to become an education hub, he claimed that ECAN can bring hundreds of students in the country if government creates a favourable environment.

On the occasion, earthquake victim Ashish Tamang from Sindhupalchok was offered full scholarship to study up to grade 12 by Brilliant Education and Career Council. The Antek Treasury Group from New Zealand has also announced to provide scholarship to some Nepali students.

The four-day event, which exhibits the product and services of the academic institutions through 200 stalls and five pavilions, aims to attract 150,000 visitors.

Published: 03-07-2015 08:00

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