Kathmandu, May 19, 2016:Â The Kantipur Hissan Edu-Fair 2016 gets under way at Bhrikutimandap on Thursday. The four-day event, jointly organised by the Kantipur Media Group and the Higher Secondary Schoolsâ€™ Association Nepal (Hissan), has targeted students who are awaiting their School Leaving Certificate exam results.
The event which features around 100 domestic academic institutions aims at promoting â€˜excellent education within the countryâ€™.
According to the organisers, the fair will help students find a higher secondary school of their choice. They have requested students to come along with their parents to the fair so that they can jointly take a right decision. The organisers expect around 200,000 visitors and only national schools are allowed to participate.
â€œThe main objective of the event is to spread a message that the institutions are able to impart top notch education in Nepal,â€ said Lok Bahadur Bhandari, general secretary of Hissan. â€œThe fair will help students to choose a suitable institution for higher education in an easy way as well as support the poor and meritorious students with scholarships.â€