A memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between British Columbia and the Guangxi Education Department paves the way for educational co-operation and exchange.
A delegation from Guangxi, a province in southern China, travelled to Beijing to meet with Minister of Education George Abbott to sign the agreement and discuss opportunities to create B.C.-certified schools, Chinese and English language instructor exchanges, and the sharing of ideas on teacher development, teaching and assessment methods.
Earlier in the day, Abbott met with Beijing Normal University to discuss prospects for cooperation between Chinese and Canadian institutions and the potential for Canadian students to visit institutes such as Beijing Normal University.
As well, Abbott met with representatives of the China Service Centre for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE) to confirm the critical importance of B.C. as an approved foreign study destination. The CSCSE is charged with establishing guidelines for foreign credential recognition. They also organize the China International Education Exhibition, the largest education fair in China.
A CSCSE delegation came to Vancouver in 2011 to sign an MOU with the British Columbia Council for International Education to promote B.C. as a preferred study destination for Chinese students.
George Abbott, Minister of Education -
"As this trip progresses, we are seeing the great interest Chinese educators have in our programs and the tremendous potential for increasing the number of international students in B.C. and B.C.-certified offshore schools."
- Guangxi province is in southern China and shares its border with Vietnam.
- Guangxi province has a population of over 46,000,000 in an area of 235,000 square kilometres.
Learn More at:
Information for International Students: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/en/themes/education/international_students/index.page
Government Communications and Public Engagement Ministry of Education