A Philippine delegation composed of top Philippine universities, including University of Bohol (UB), and accredited institutions are participating at Indonesia’s biggest education expo, the World Education Expo Festival 2016 on February 20-21, 2016 at Balai Katini in Jakarta, Indonesia.
WEEF is an exhibition for high school and university students who are seeking to further their education abroad in distinguished overseas institutions. The expo promises to attract 10,000 students from over 100 high schools and universities.
WORLD EDUCATIONAL EXPO – University of Bohol Representatives: Dr. Victoriano “Ryan” B. Tirol III, UB Vice President for Administration; Dr. Janice Aurora B. Tirol, Dean SPS; and Dalia Melda Tirol-Magno, University Registrar with H.E. Maria Lumen Isleta, Philippine Ambassador in Jakarta Indonesia. Photo was taken at the Philippine Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.
An exciting addition to the expo, the Philippines has a pavilion showcasing 11 of the best schools and institutions in the Philippines namely: Enderun Colleges, University of Asia and the Pacific, Far Eastern University, Lyceum University of the Philippines, University of Mindanao, University of Bohol, WCC Aeronautical and Technological College, Asian Institute of Aviation, Airworks Aviation Academy, JNBM Amazing Arts Philippines, and Phinma Education Network representing six higher education institutions strategically located in key cities in the Philippines – Araullo University in Cabanatuan City, Cagayan de Oro College in Cagayan de Oro City, University of Pangasinan in Dagupan City, University of Iloilo in Iloilo City, Southwestern University in Cebu City and Career Academy Asia in Metro Manila.
The Philippine delegation, led by the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), aims to promote the Philippines as an education gateway strategically positioned to offer first-rate education at affordable prices.
With a population of 250 million, Indonesia offers opportunities to Philippine Institutions as the demand for better education and good learning environment increases, desire of Indonesians to study and improve English proficiency, desire to be independent, earn money and build network.
Studying abroad is also becoming more affordable to middle income families as the prosperity of Indonesians continue to improve.
The Philippines is an excellent choice compared to more popular universities abroad because of its proximity to the Philippines, affordable tuition fees and cost of living, cultural similarities with Indonesia, and high-quality education with English as its primary medium of instruction.
The Philippines also provides a multicultural learning atmosphere combined with fun and an enjoyable stay in the Philippines.
“We are looking forward to a productive meeting with education institutions, educational consultants, students, parents and other interested parties wishing to form joint venture agreements, franchising and other forms of collaboration with the participating institutions. The Philippine education sector has much to offer the Indonesian market and we are optimistic that this event will bode well for the strengthening of the Philippines’ bilateral relations with Indonesia,” said H.E. Maria Isleta, the Philippines Ambassador to Indonesia.