BEIJING, Oct 9 (APP):Tang International Education Group signed an MoU with National Skills University (NSU), Islamabad on dual-degree joint education programme and the establishment of the China-Pakistan International Industrial Academic Integration Alliance.
According to Tang International Education Group, the two sides will also carry out in-depth cooperation in the development of information-based vocational and technical courses and the introduction and certification of China’s vocational education standards.
In the next September, the program will enroll students in various technical fields. Students will learn in Pakistan for the first two years and in China in the third year and obtain degrees from both sides, China Economic Net (CEN) reported.
At the ceremony, Wang Baowang, Director of Tang International Education Group, said the group would seek the support of relevant provincial education authorities in China and match NSU with colleges and universities that offer higher vocational and technical education with undergraduate majors.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar, Founding Vice Chancellor of NSU Islamabad who attended the signing ceremony along with a team of academics, registrar as well as teachers concerned, expressed his anticipation towards the cooperation with first-rate Chinese vocational and technical education institutions and enterprises and cultivate high-quality Pakistani technical talents who can speak Chinese and understand Chinese culture, thus serving Pakistan’s industrial development and China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) construction.
NSU Islamabad is currently the only Pakistani university recognized by the UNESCO International Center for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNEVOC).
Tang International Education entered Pakistan last year and has been expanding its presence in Pakistan, especially Punjab and Sindh. It has selected 210 out of over 700 vocational majors in China to be introduced to Pakistan under the “CCTE” model (short for China-Pakistan Cooperation, Chinese Language & Commercial Cultural Courses, Technical Education & Training, Further Education & Employment).