The British Council and the Azm Institute signed on Monday a partnership agreement, under which the world leading International English Language Testing System (IELTS), managed by the British Council, will be conducted inside the institute campus.
In a press release by the British Council in Beirut, it said: “The signing of the agreement comes in light of the increasing number of applicants for the exam in Tripoli.This agreement is projected to achieve positive impact in terms of facilitating the exam procedures, in addition to providing flexible and logistical arrangements for Tripoli residents. Azm institute campus will be set up to meet IELTS international standards in order to deliver the best exam experience. By this agreement, IELTS related examination services will be provided by the British Council for candidates inTripoli.”
On her part, the Director of the British Council, Ms. Donna McGowan commented, ‘This agreement represents the continuing commitment of the British Council to education in Lebanon.’
She added, ‘We are here today to create, build and support higher education partnerships between the UK and the Lebanon which will help shape and drive international collaboration of higher education, which the British Council and Azm share the same concern about the commitment to education in Lebanon.’
Azm Institute’s Director Dr. Houssam Yehya stated, ‘This is yet another proof that we, at Azm Institute, are once again striving to bring along to our northern community the top quality education, with the highest standards. Our services range from technical and professional to language courses. We believe that language is the most essential employability skill, and therefore we will be focusing on providing our learners with the valued certificate that serves them best.’
Press release concluded: “Recognised by the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education, IELTS is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test, with over 2 million tests taken yearly. More than 9,000 organisations worldwide accept IELTS scores, including government, academic, employment institutions, and migration authorities.”
Source: National News Agency