Post’s education fair ends; a hit with students
KATHMANDU, JUL 29 -
The first mega education and career fair organised by The Kathmandu Post in association with Array international concluded on Saturday with an overwhelming public participation.
A total of 89,900 students turned up in the three-day event held at Exhibition Hall at Bhrikutimandap—16,200 on the first day, 24,700 on the second day and 47,000 on the last day. “Our first attempt has become a grand success,” said Piyush Poudel, senior assistant corporate officer at the Kantipur Publications.
Thousands of students visited the stalls of different colleges, universities and education consultancies to learn about new courses and educational ventures available across the world. Most of the students who descended on the expo were interested in pursuing technical and management courses like Engineering, Nursing, Paramedical, BBA, MBA, Hotel Management and Travel and Tourism, according to the counsellors in the fair.
“A lot of students who met us have no idea what they want to study,” said Rabin Shrestha, chief operational officer at Institute of Banking and Management Studies. “Our counsellors helped them choose the subjects that best suit their interests.” “Young students are easily sidetracked because of their parents and peer pressure. Therefore, students need proper counselling before they go abroad.”
Students opting for education aboard have also a tough time knowing the rules and regulations of the country they want to go for higher education. They may not have even the remotest idea about the application process and usually tend to get scared away by high tuition fees. But many colleges aboard offer scholarship programmes and educational loans. But since students are not informed well enough, counselling sessions can help students get ideas of how education abroad can be feasible.
“I think career counselling is a very important thing for students like me in the decision making process,” said Sumina Ranjitkar, a management student waiting for college results. “Such fairs provide us with the opportunity to select the right subject in the right place.” Islington College was the title sponsor while Lord Budhha Education Foundation was the main sponsor of the event. IBMS College and International School of Management Technology were also the sponsors of the fair.
Posted on: 2012-07-29 08:19