4-day Kantipur Hissan Edu-Fair kicks offThe fourth annual Kantipur Hissan Edu-Fair 2017 kicked off in the capital on Thursday.
The fourth annual Kantipur Hissan Edu-Fair 2017 kicked off in the capital on Thursday.
The four-day fair, with the motto ‘‘Excellent Education within Nepal” featuring 150 domestic higher education institutions, was jointly inaugurated by the representatives of five major universities of Nepal at Bhrikutimandap.
Kantipur Media Group and the Higher Institutions and Secondary Schools’ Association Nepal (Hissan) have been co-organising the fair for the last four years.
“The message of the fair is that Nepal is also emerging as a global competitor when it comes to higher education,” said Lok Bahadur Bhandari, general secretary, Hissan.
The first day of the fair saw hundreds of student who recently appeared in the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) held in March.
Addressing the inaugural function, Shanta Bahadur Shrestha, secretary at the Ministry of Education, laid stressed on the need to produce skilled and competent human resource in the country. Emphasising on the need of skilled human resources, Shrestha also called for cooperation among universities, government and the private sector. He also hailed the contributions made by the private institutions in the education sector in recent years. Shrestha also highlighted the importance of open university. Speaking at the programme, Tirtha Raj Khaniya, vice chancellor, Tribhuvan University, praised the work of Hissan for taking the quality of higher education to new heights.
Most of the speakers during at the inauguration laid stress on finding ways to stop the brain drain and making efforts to establish Nepal as an education hub.
Chiranjibi Sharma, vice chancellor, Pokhara University, said all the stakeholders must work to provide quality higher education in the country so as to stop the students from going abroad.
Similarly, Bhusan Shrestha, vice chancellor of Far Western University, said that both the private sector and the government should work in tandem to improve quality of education. “There is misconception among many people that only poor students go to government universities. We must be able to change this,” said Shrestha.
Mahesh Swar, assistant general manager, Kantipur Publications, urged students to visit the fair and choose the best colleges.