HCMC – EQuest Education Group, or EQuest, and Khoi Nguyen Education Group (KNE) have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to expand operations and increase opportunities for Vietnamese students to access high-quality education.
Under the deal, EQuest will become a key shareholder and join the board of directors of KNE, which is the owner of the Canadian International and Bilingual school system with four member schools in HCMC, including Canadian International School (CIS), Bilingual Canadian International School (BCIS), Albert Einstein School (AES), and Canada-Vietnam Kindergarten (CVK).
Dr. Nguyen Quoc Toan, co-founder, chairman and CEO of EQuest Education Group, said, “The primary goal of this strategic cooperation is to help transform CIS, BCIS, AES and CVK into the most prestigious and most trusted international and bilingual school system in HCMC and the southern provinces.”
EQuest and KNE will share financial resources and management practices, and exchange teaching resources, technology platforms and development experiences from the top schools of the two systems. Furthermore, the students of the two systems will have more opportunities to access and experience world-class training programs.
With a holistic and integrated education ecosystem, the students of EQuest and KNE will be able to benefit from enlarged resources and advantages, giving them more chances to study at top universities in Vietnam and abroad.
As the first educational group in Vietnam being accredited by Cognia (US), the world’s largest educational technology and K-12 accrediting organization, EQuest will apply Cognia accreditation at CIS, BCIS, AES and CVK.
By becoming a key shareholder of KNE, EQuest will increase the number of members under the K-12 Division to 16 schools in all three regions of Vietnam.