The British Council and Nabil signs MOU for IELTS Payment

The British Council, the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities, and Nabil Bank signed Memorandum of understanding

June 6, 2017, 5:15 p.m.

The British Council, the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities, and Nabil Bank signed Memorandum of understanding to launch an IELTS payment solution from prime cities in Nepal.

British Council Country Director Dr. Jovan Ilic and Sashin Joshi, CEO of Nabil Bank, signed MoU.

“Now in partnership with Nabil Bank, British Council IELTS Exam takers can pay at any Nabil Bank branch in our six exams locations (new location Nepalgunj plus Biratnagra, Chitwan, Butwal, and Pokhara) starting from 15 June,” said a press release issued by the British Council.

From 18 June IELTS customers can pay for their test in Kathmandu and any other city listed above. IELTS exam takers do not need to come to the British Council Office for payment. They can register online and confirm their seat by making a payment at any Nabil Counter before sending us their payment details from the bank deposit slip.

This new facility adds to the options available to IELTS customers, who can still choose to register at the British Council premises if they wish or via our registration partners/centers in each test location.

Opening a new IELTS test location – Nepaljung. This is our sixth city to bring the test to IELTS customers, in addition to our existing locations in Biratnaga, Chitwan, Butwal, Pokhara and Kathmandu.

Providing a new monthly IELTS Award Scheme opens to all IELTS takers from June onwards. Everyone who registers for the test is eligible for an award with a value of NPR 100,000 and via Face book we are giving all customers the chance to decide exactly how the winner is selected.

 “We look forward to bringing IELTS to new customers in Nepalgunj and surrounding areas. This will make access to the test easier for people in the Western Region. Our partners in the area are also ready to help by providing a registration service as well as consultation on visa processes and test preparation. We will share information on these opportunities regularly via our website and social media,” said Country Exams Manager Jim O’Neill.

“Educational Consultancies Association of Nepal (ECAN) is a valued partner for British Council and we work together to enable access to education opportunities for Nepali nationals. The 2017 UK Higher Education (HE) tour will further enable ECAN to develop links between UK HE institutes and Nepal education sector/potential students. UK HE sector are increasingly looking for new market opportunities,” states press release.

“By organizing this tour the British Council is taking another step to promote Nepal’s potential for Trans-National Education, where UK curriculum and UK-accreditation is offered to Nepal students in collaboration with local education providers. In this way British Council Nepal also demonstrates its commitment to its partners and in future will look to extend this type of opportunity to other valued partners,” said a press release.

 “We have been delivering examination services for many years, and by offering Nepali citizens the opportunity to receive an internationally accredited certificate of achievement we enable them to access work and study opportunities in Nepal abroad. This is an essential service which we are proud to offer. We are continuing to invest in the Examinations Services Department in order to make improvements to what we do. This investment has led to zero waiting lists for an IELTS session and to test dates that are open up to six months in advance. The customer experience is central to how we operate in the field of examinations”. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and Nepal. We change lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust through UK Qualifications, sharing UK and Nepal expertise and by creating employment opportunities for Nepali citizens,” said British Council Country Director Dr. Jovan Ilic. 

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