Nepal-USA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NUSACCI) organized a brief familiarization meeting and consultations on the present status of student recruitment for US Higher Education on 30th December 2022. NUSACCI discussed and sought a way forward on the following issues:
i. Facilitation and priortization of F-1 and J-1 visa services for new enrollments in US Colleges and Universities;
ii. Facilitation of financial support by Nepal Government for study abroad;
iii. Promotion of Nepal as source of student enrollment to US colleges and universities; and
iv. Code of conduct in student recruitment in Nepal
In the opening remarks by Mr. Kiran P. Saakha, President, NUSACCI. He highlighted, how NUSACCI can play a mediator role for facilitating the problem faced by educational consultancies. Mr. Birendra Rajkarnicar, Vice President remarked that we have never seen the study abroad activities as an economic activity. At present, students are having difficulty in getting timely interview dates. NUSACCI can take up this matter and aware this issue to concerned agency in Nepal and US. How do we promote more recruitment to USA is a major challenges for educational cosultancies. This can be done through organizing conference, transparency in educational consultancies working and devising code of conduct on a voluntarily basis.
Regarding the type of support that educational consultancies expecting is facilitation through US universities and promotion of community colleges. It is a PR process how to influence is a matter of great concern by means of organizing a joint meeting or conference.
The representatives from Alpha Beta, Dolphin Education, Seven Education, Axis International, Boston Abroad, Pradhan International, Education and Migration Corner, Mentor Institute and Saralink attended the consultation meeting. On behalf of NUSACCI, Mr. Kiran P. Saakha, President; Mr. Birendra Rajkarnicar, Vice President and Ms. Rajani Rana, Executive Board Member attended the consultations meeting.