NCUK, a pathway provider that collaborates with universities in all four major study areas, has recently unveiled a novel foundation pathway in Bangladesh.
The pathway’s implementation in Bangladesh is a big deal for the country because it fixes the problem of limited opportunities for undergraduates to move on that has been happening lately because of problems with compliance.
The PIE recently published a paper discussing the potential of Bangladesh to act as a catalyst for growth in institutions seeking to diversify their student recruitment. The research also addressed the worries related to foreign exchange reserves for students who intend to make payments to foreign universities, indicating that these concerns are gradually being resolved.
In early 2024, collaborative cooperation between Matrix Global and the establishment of a novel Institute of Higher Education in Dhaka will come to fruition. According to the programme, students will receive instruction at a local level while still having access to worldwide growth opportunities.
The centre aims to integrate rigorous academic standards, language proficiency, and social and cultural competencies to equip students with the necessary qualifications for success in their chosen pathway degree programme.
Since its establishment in 2003, NCUK qualifications have facilitated the academic progression of more than 40,000 students into higher education.
Students who achieve a satisfactory outcome in an NCUK qualification will receive a guarantee of admission to a recognised university partner of NCUK, in accordance with the specified application and progression schedules.
The collaboration between NCUK and the recently established institute is the initial step in a series of planned partnerships pursued by Matrix Global, with the overarching objective of positioning itself as a prominent provider of academic, English, and educational services.
Stuart Smith, the chief executive officer of NCUK, made the announcement of the new pathway. “We are delighted to announce the launch of our first NCUK Study Centre in Bangladesh, in partnership with Matrix Global. This strategic collaboration aligns with our mission to provide high-quality university pathway programmes for international students. Our aim has always been and remains to equip students with academic knowledge and the language, study, social, and cultural skills they need to excel at university,” Smith explained.
The primary objective of the Matrix Institute of Higher Education is to facilitate a profound educational journey that empowers outstanding students from Bangladesh to get admission into prestigious colleges across the United Kingdom, Australia, and North America.
The speaker expressed NCUK’s dedication to global education expansion and expressed excitement over the inauguration of the inaugural study facility in Bangladesh, in collaboration with a reputable partner.
According to a recent report by Enroly, an admissions platform exclusively collaborating with British institutions, there has been a notable decrease of 15% in the issuing of Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) for Bangladesh in 2023.
Additionally, there is anecdotal evidence suggesting that certain universities are reducing their involvement in the Bangladeshi market, particularly at the postgraduate level.
The introduction of a foundational pathway to be implemented within the country has the potential to serve as an appealing strategy for rebuilding trust in the market and expanding the recruitment efforts to encompass a broader undergraduate population.
Golam Mortuza, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MH Global Group, expressed his sense of satisfaction in reintroducing foundational pathway prospects to his nation of origin. “Our partnership with NCUK is part of a long term commitment to Bangladesh with our newly formed academic and English services programmes.
“We aim to support opportunities to widen participation for applicants who may previously not have had the same opportunities as we are now able to offer. This centre will form the first of many [study centres] and is a testament to our long term commitment to the education sector,” Mortuza said.