Seventh Kantipur HISSAN Education Fair begins tomorrowThis year’s festival, themed ‘Excellent Education in Nepal’, will feature over 75 educational institutions from across the country.
The seventh edition of Kantipur-Higher Institutions and Secondary Schools’ Association Nepal (HISSAN) Education Fair is set to be held on June 24–27 at Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Hall, in Kathmandu.
The motto of the four-day fair this year will be ‘Excellent Education in Nepal.’ The fair will provide information on colleges and courses targeted for students who appeared in the Secondary Education Examination and class 12 exams and are awaiting results.
The fair, which started six years ago, couldn’t take place after its 2019 iteration, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and subsequent lockdown in the country.
“The education fair is set to bring all stakeholders, parents and students under an umbrella to give detailed information about quality education within the country,” reads the press statement issued by the organisers.
The motive of the festival is to provide factual information about the best education institutions within the country and courses available.
“Without a basic idea about which stream of education to pursue and why, many students flock to foreign countries and this takes large sums of money abroad,” said Ramesh Kumar Silwal, the president of HISSAN, at a press meet held on Wednesday in Kathmandu.
“This festival attempts to stop students from flocking abroad for higher studies and clear up their misunderstandings, if any,” he added.
The festival will see the participation of professionals from over 75 educational institutions affiliated to various universities including Tribhuvan University, Pokhara University, Purbanchal University, Mid-West University, and the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT).
The organisers estimate around 200,000 people including students, parents and stakeholders related to education will visit the fair.
The title sponsor of the event is ‘My Second Teacher,’ an online education platform which provides digital learning experience, and the main sponsor is the Golden Gate International College.
The fair will start at 11am on Friday and will be inaugurated by Devendra Paudel, Minister for Education, Science and Technology. The entry is free for all.