Large turnout on 2nd day of edu fairA large number of students thronged the Bhrikutimandap Exhibition Hall, the venue for the ongoing Kantipur Hissan Edu-Fair 2017, on Friday.
A large number of students thronged the Bhrikutimandap Exhibition Hall, the venue for the ongoing Kantipur Hissan Edu-Fair 2017, on Friday.
The fourth iteration of the annual event saw students, many accompanied by their guardians, seeking advice and counselling on higher studies from 150 stalls set up by the country’s finest educational institutes.
A majority of the visitors were the students who appeared the Secondary Education Examinations (SEE) this year. There was also a considerable presence of twelfth grade graduates.
Twenty-three-year old Rajesh Kumar Pathak was accompanying his younger brother, Kamal, to the fair. For the brothers, who hail from Pokhara, the event was particularly helpful.
“I am here to find a good college for my brother who took this year’s SEE. This fair has been a great help. You get to learn about so many schools and colleges under one roof, which makes it a lot easier for someone who come from outside to study in Kathmandu,” said Rajesh Kumar.
Shreedi Shah, who appeared in this year’s SEE, said the education fair gave her a better idea on how to choose her future college and what discipline to join.
“This is my first time ever visiting an education fair and I found it tremendously helpful, especially for those who are going to college but have no clear idea about what area of study they should get into,” said Shah.
Tej Bikram Shahi, a teacher, praised the event for featuring different colleges and universities under one roof to facilitate students and their parents in selecting a good institute for higher studies.
“If you are here, then there is no need of visiting from one college to next,” said Shahi.
Hissan General Secretary Lok Bahadur Bhandari said this year’s fair surpassed their expectation in terms of turnout compared to previous ones.
“We are in the second day of the fair and the participation so far has been immense. There are more visitors this time which, we believe, was contributed by the fact that the fair is featuring five universities this year,” said Bhandari.