On the 28th June in HCMC, under the witness of the Leaders HCMC People’s Committee, the Department of Education and Training (DOET), and the British Consul General, the two parties Pearson Education and EMG Education has signed a cooperation agreement to introduce Pearson’s Tests of English (PTE) in Vietnam through EMG Education.
With the cooperation, the two organisations agree to collaborate on areas in order to meet the demand of Vietnamese students in improving English level and achieving international qualifications.
At the signing ceremony, Mr. Rod Bristow, President of Pearson Education, noted, “Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, with expertise in educational courseware, qualifications, assessment, and a range of innovative teaching and learning services. We look for the opportunity to work with the competent education authorities of Vietnam to bring superior educational benefits to our learners.
We respect and value our strategic partnership with our partner EMG Education and DOET, we tribute our cooperation to the guidance and support granted kindly to us by the People’s Committee. We hope that by working closely together, we can contribute meaningfully to improve the English level of Vietnamese students and further, of Vietnamese people. In particular, through our partner EMG Education, we hope to improve the English testing system by providing tests that assess not only learners’ English proficiency but also its application, with the aim for English to be a tool for further research and study or employment, meeting the demand for a highly skilled and language proficient work force of HCMC and more widely, of Vietnam.
Mr Ian Gibbons, British Consul General, comment: “As we celebrate the 7th year of the Strategic Partnership between the UK and Vietnam the UK sees our joint cooperation in education and training as one the major successes of our bilateral relationship.
I am pleased to see the continued excellent progress and use of UK qualifications in Vietnam. Better qualifications support people’s personal development leading to better employment opportunities for individuals.
The British Government strongly supports your collaboration and partnership which will clearly contribute to the future prosperity of Vietnam. I would like to thank the local authorities, HCMC Peoples Committee and the Department of Education and Training for providing the support to British companies enabling them to bring UK qualifications into Vietnam.”