PEARSON EXPANDS PRESENCE IN NEPAL THROUGH PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANCY ASSOCIATION OF NEPAL

Nepal: Pearson is pleased to announce today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with the Educational Consultancy Association of Nepal (ECAN) to promote

PTE Academic, its secure English language test, throughout the country.  The partnership will ensure that students applying to study abroad have access to a globally accepted, fast and reliable test.

ECAN is Nepal’s largest education association with a membership network of over 300 student recruitment agents and consultants. As part of the collaboration, Pearson will be providing training for all teachers and counsellors of ECAN agents and will be working closely with ECAN to support the promotion of the test through its network and recruitment events. ECAN’s office will act as the liaison office for Pearson Language Testing in Nepal.

Pearson offers ECAN members a more customer-focused approach to testing with flexible test sessions and faster results. Test takers can register for a test just 24 hours in advance and receive their scores typically within five business days. Therefore, an entire testing process can be completed within just seven days. This speed enables students to meet their institution and visa application deadlines quickly.

Two years after entering the market, PTE Academic scores are accepted for admissions by almost 3000 programs. It is recognised and trusted by leading universities, including London Business School, Harvard University and Yale University, as well as the UK Border Agency (UKBA) and the Australian Department for Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) for student visas.

Carl Rhymer, Global Sales Director, Language Testing, said: “We are very excited about the ECAN and Pearson collaboration.  This strategic partnership between two leading education brands will allow us to offer a fast, secure and reliable English test to the increasing number of Nepalese students who want to study abroad.”

Rajendra Baral, President, ECAN, said: “We are excited about this partnership. It gives ECAN an opportunity to partner with the world’s leading education organisation and this move will benefit all our members.”

Alison McCale, alison.mccale@pearson.com, +44 (0)20 7010 2636

Fran Bayley, fran.bayley@pearson.com, +44 (0)20 7010 2633

About PTE Academic

PTE Academic was launched in late 2009 by Pearson and is recognised by renowned colleges, universities, training providers and professional associations across the English-speaking world. Globally more than 2,850 academic programs now accept PTE Academic scores. For a full list of recognising institutions please visit: www.pearsonpte.com/whoaccepts 

PTE Academic is accepted by the UK Border Agency for Tiers 1, 2 and 4 and spouse visa applications and by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) for student visa applications. PTE Academic is endorsed by the prestigious Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®), owner of the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®). 

To book a test or for more information visit www.pearsonpte.com, alternatively, you can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pearsonpte or Facebook at www.facebook.com/pteacademic

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We are excited about this partnership. It gives ECAN an opportunity to partner with the world’s leading education organisation and this move will benefit all our members.
Rajendra Baral, President, ECAN
We are very excited about the ECAN and Pearson collaboration. This strategic partnership between two leading education brands will allow us to offer a fast, secure and reliable English test to the increasing number of Nepalese students who want to study abroad.
Carl Rhymer, Global Sales Director, Language Testing, Pearson