Higher education and career fair kicks off in Nepali capital

13:18, June 11, 2010      

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A four-day long Higher Education and Career Fair 2010 has been kicked off here in Nepali capital Kathmandu on Thursday.

The education fair, jointly organized by the Educational Consultancy Association of Nepal (ECAN) and Direction Nepal, aims to provide information tips and advices regarding national and international level education to the students and parents according to their interest.

According to the organizers, this fair will provide reliable and factual information about national and international educational institutions and educational system along with counseling to support student's golden future ahead.

"It is hard to get knowledge of international educational institutions and education system in Nepal, in this context, this type of educational fair is very supportive for Nepali students and parents," said Surendra Bir Malakar, President of the Nepal Chamber of Commerce.

Malakar also highlighted the number of students going abroad for qualitative education. He also stressed on the need of an hour to create employment opportunity in Nepal so that those students come back in Nepal with expertise they get abroad.

Meanwhile, Nepali Minister for Education Sarvendra Nath Sukla said that thousands of Nepali students fly abroad every year for the purpose of higher education but some of them got cheated too, thus, the government is mulling a plan to form a mechanism to manage and monitor such condition.

"The Nepali government is exercising to bring an "education policy" which will systematize all these process and create center of excellence in Nepal," said the minister.

He added that the government is committed to creating such a center of excellence and hoped solidarity from the private sector too.

According to the organizers, there are 174 stalls in the education fair whereas more than 150,000 visitors are expected to turn up during the four days. National, international educational institutions, education councilors and German Embassy, British Council, Alliance of France have set up their stalls and are counseling students.

Source: Xinhua


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