Education and career fair : Fair opens new avenues for students

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, June 10:

The three-day long Education and Career Fair kicked off at Birendra International Convention Centre (BICC) today. The event is being organised by Direction Nepal Pvt Ltd to explore educational opportunities and to inform students of better career options. Media coordinator of Direction Nepal Pvt Ltd, Sulochhana Theeng informed that the main objective of the fair is to provide ‘education counselling to students who are looking for higher studies’. “The fair, to run till Sunday, aims to open avenues for better educational opportunities and better career prospects,” said Theeng. She said that this is the third time a fair of this sort is being held in the country. The event will attract over 50,000 visitors, she informed. A total of 95 educational

institutions and higher secondary schools are participating, with their products and services, in the fair.

Besides this, scholarship programmes, close-up inter school-college competition, music context, Camlin inter school-college competition, art contest, photo exhibition, science exhibition and exhibitions of other education-related materials will take place. Nirmal Shrestha, facilitation manager of Universal Language and Computer Institute, commented that the exhibition would help students be more competitive, as various services and products offered by educational institutions would be exhibited under one roof. The event would help boost marketing of various educational products, said Shrestha. Universal alone provides

training on TOEFL, IELTS, abroad study, language, computer and counselling in further education, he said. Baba Thapa, programme officer of Ace Institute of Management, said that the fair would help students know in detail about educational programmes. Thapa said that Ace Institute offers educational courses on BBA and EMBA. Participating in the programmes would help exhibitors advertise their services, she said. Prakriti Shrestha, a student of Merryland Higher Secondary School commented that the educational fair would help students expand their careers choices, opening new doors for understanding new educational opportunities in this competitive market. Shrestha was of the view that the importance of education would also be highlighted in a big way. Shrestha opined that big educational fairs and career opportunities are needed in today’s competitive market to help students looking for wider choices and better avenues.