Educational Consultancy Association of Nepal (ECAN)
Registered at the Chief District Administration Office in Kathmandu on 29th August 1997, the Educational Consultancy Association of Nepal (ECAN) was established in order to provide proper information, guidance and counseling to guardians who want to send their children abroad for their further education. A non-profit organization, ECAN is the professional association of professionals and ethical minded people to protect the rights and interests of the people.
It was established with the major objectives of providing proper and professional consultancy through expertise and experience to the students, guardians, education establishments in Nepal and education establishments outside Nepal, bringing respectability to educational consultancy profession, having a strong and joint voice and lobby group of registered professional educational consultant companies with the Nepalese Education Ministry, all foreign embassies and consulates, all national and foreign educational establishments and all national and foreign media that benefit from educational advertisements, guarding their reputation against fly-by-night people and companies advertising and posing as so-called educational consultants, educational establishments that provide misleading services and products, education establishments that play one consultancy against another with the commission apple while the consultancies go broke and the advertisers grow fat and the educational establishments jump from one consultancy to another without integrity, students and guardians that mislead and cheat consultants through trickery, false information and deceit and those consultants that mislead and cheat students and guardians through trickery, false information and deceit and do not adhere to normal ethical standards of doing business.
It has also come up with a code of conduct in order to regulate and monitor the activities of all ECAN member organizations so that the students and parents benefit from the objectives of Educational Consultancy Association of Nepal. It also issues notices on its official website and through other means in order to make all the interested parties and established institutions to become aware of any malpractices existing in this profession and to give notice to the ECAN Secretariat with evidence for the due advice to be given by it. It also plans to advice all students and parents seeking counseling for their higher education to go through only certified members of ECAN, to standardize the charges for standard services to be given by all ECAN members, to take appropriate action against any ECAN member if it is found to be in breach of the ECAN Code of Conduct. Moreover, the ECAN members will not be allowed to take unsolicited benefits from their clients (students and institutions).
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