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The Kathmandu Post Edufair concludes with stunning success
Jul 25, 2016-The fourth edition of The Kathmandu Post Career Edufair concluded on Sunday. According to the organisers, the last day of the three-day event saw a big turnout of students.
More than 150 colleges, universities and educational consultancies from home and abroad participated in the event where there were 130 stalls and 13 pavilions.
More than 80 colleges from Nepal, 50 from India, seven each from Bangladesh and Australia, five from the United States and four from New Zealand took part in the event.
Some colleges also offered scholarships to the students visiting the fair. Career counselling by the US Embassy in Kathmandu was one of the most attended events during the fair.
Besides imparting information on colleges, universities and the courses they offer, the fair was also a platform for motivational speeches.
Motivational speech by Ramon Magsaysay Award winner Mahabir Pun and Career counselling sessions by Chetan Bhandari, owner of Bajeko Sekuwa, one of leading home-grown restaurant chains in Nepal, and Sailendra Raj Giri, Global Entrepreneur Award Winner 2012 and managing director of merojob.com were also attended by huge number of students.
Vox populi: Such fairs must be held frequently
Many students aspiring to pursue higher studies attended the fair. I am thankful to the organisers for bringing together so many colleges and universities at one place where students could obtain information about the courses they want to pursue. Our consultancy facilitates students who want to pursue higher studies in Australia, India and the US and there were several colleges and universities from these countries. Such types of education fair must be organsied frequently.
Executive chairman, Hub International Education, Bagbazaar
Firstly, I am very much thankful to the organisers. I could interact with representatives of many colleges and universities from home and abroad.
Safal Basnet, 17
VS Niketan College, Tinkune
I am planning to go the US for my higher studies, and this career and education fair was quite helpful. Such education fairs must be conducted quite often.
Sampada Khadka, 17
Jaya Multiple Campus, Jorpati
Published: 25-07-2016 11:40