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Jun 19, 2024

China Higher Educational Fair in Kathmandu

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Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Narayankaji Shrestha along with Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, HE Chen Song and other officials during the inauguration ceremony of China Higher Education Exhibition on Tuesday in Kathmandu.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Narayankaji Shrestha along with Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, HE Chen Song and other officials during the inauguration ceremony of China Higher Education Exhibition on Tuesday in Kathmandu.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Narayankaji Shrestha inaugurated the China Higher Education Exhibition on June 18 –Tuesday in Kathmandu.

The China Education Fair was jointly organized by the Embassy of China in Nepal and the China Scholarship Council with the supporting hands of Nepal-China Cultural and Educational Council.

At the fair, nearly four dozen universities of China have participated in and demonstrated information about the educational system, procedures, and other issues.

While opening the fair, Deputy PM Shrestha noted that uncountable numbers of Nepali students who learned in various Chinese universities now have been contributing their expert knowledge in the development of Nepal.

Thus, he believes that this Chinese Educational Fair in Kathmandu will definitely help in upgrading quality education among Nepalese people and will expand the relationship between the universities of Nepal and China upholding the quality of education.

“As Nepal-China enjoys age-old relationships not only at the governments level but also at the people-to-people levels,” the Foreign Minister expressed “Thankful” on behalf of Nepal government to the Government of People’s Republic of China for waiving the visa fee for Nepali citizens.

Recalling border points that were closed after the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal, the Minister said the re-opening of the points has not only enhanced our exemplary bilateral relations but has also contributed to facilitating people’s daily lives, increasing cross-border trade and deepening economic relations.

Referring to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the Foreign Minister said Nepal could be benefitted from the BRI to develop new trade routes connecting China with the rest of the world as it is an effort to develop an expanded, interdependent market.

Lauding cultural exchange and educational cooperation between China-Nepal have become an important cornerstone of relations, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, HE Chen Song said that the number of Chinese students have been increasing in Nepal in connection with the learning in the universities.

Chinese education experts are also gradually flowing to Nepal to teach and share knowledge, informed the Chinese envoy adding “along with, the number of Chinese education volunteers in Nepal are also increasing.”

He also informed that currently over 2,500 Nepali students are studying various subjects in China.

This exchange of students has made an incomparable contribution to building Nepal China relations closer, stressed the Chinese envoy.

Deputy General Secretary of the China Scholarship Council Jhang Junior said that this educational fair in Nepal was organized after many years would be beneficial for the Nepali aspirant students.

It is to be noted here that the first China educational fair was organized in Nepal in 2003.

President of Nepal-China Cultural and Educational Council Harishchandra Shah said “as the Chinese educational level is also ranking among the top in the international level so this educational fair will help to make the educational relations between the two countries harmonious and further strengthen people to people level ties.”

Thus, he believes that this fair will definitely bring good opportunities among Nepali students for their career benefit at international level.

Generally, the education fair is organized aiming to support the students who want to garner higher level education thinking this event is a one stop shop to obtain first-hand information about college degree programs, financial aid, tuition, admission requirements, schedules and classes etc.

Education fairs are an excellent platform for students and parents too in finding the right university to achieve goals and also a forum to build a network with an excellent mode to learn about new schools, programs, and career opportunities.

Education fair is also merely a medium that provides a chance to speak with university representatives, know about colleges and universities as well as scholarship and financial aid. It might also give tips regarding the application process.

Thus, there are many education fairs that are being held in Kathmandu and other big urban cities of Nepal throughout the year to assist students who want to get the right information that they are looking for.