Toronto, Canada, March 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Visionary Education Technology Holdings Group Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: VEDU), an education provider headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with marketing partners in China, today announced that the Company has signed a formal agreement with Asian Olympic Foundation and Beijing Association for the Promotion of Olympics Related Culture, to jointly establish the Olympic University of Canada.
In order to elevate a global view of the Olympic Culture, help Canada’s development of national education, and train sport talents, champions and management team members for the Olympic Games, the Company is dedicated to promoting the Olympic spirit and the game. This Agreement is specific to building an Olympic University, the world’s second of its kind, in Toronto, Canada and 5 Olympic International Schools.
In future, the Olympic University will gather global champions and sport talent, develop a vibrant educational system that provides Olympic Games champions and retired athletes to be part of a new alumni. On campus, the Olympic University plans to build a World Championship Center, a Games’ Training Camp and an Olympic Cultural ecosystem. Thus, the combination of the three centers will create an education-research-production center. This plan has received strong support from the public.
The Olympic University and Olympic International High School program has been formally submitted to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It is expected to receive approvals from the IOC, first for establishing the Olympic International High School, on April 2023, and followed with the approval of Olympic University on July 2023. The Company plans to establish the headquarter of the Olympic University on its property at 95 and 105 Moatfield Drive, Toronto, Ontario. The twin buildings and the campus are already under the Company’s ownership.
The Beijing Association for the Promotion of Olympics Related Culture is a member of the global family under the IOC. It was established in 2006, under the approval of the IOC and Beijing municipal government. Their mission is to carry forward the Olympic spirit, publicize the Olympic ideology, actively exchange and cooperate with other international organizations and national Olympic Committees and jointly develop the technology, education, equipment, facilities and talents, within a standardized ecosystem.
Asian Olympic Foundation is an organization registered in Hong Kong, China and supported by Olympic Council of Asia. The Foundation has set its main goal developing the Olympic culture, art, education, sports, science and technology, and promoting and elevating the international sports of the Olympic Games.
Ms. Fan Zhou, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented, “With the strong support of the public sector at large, the Company has been focusing on education, gathering outstanding educational talents from North America and the world, and developing an international educators eco system for Canada. We are actively expanding and exploring through various international cooperation with world’s top institutes and schools. We intend to converge global educational resources on a culture-diversified Canadian platform. The mission of the Company is the Pursuit of Excellence. Fully developed international education in Canada is to fulfill dreams of students around the world. The Company’s aim is for students to receive a better education.
It is our great honor to have the opportunity to cooperate with Asian Olympic Foundation and Beijing Association for the Promotion of Olympics Related Culture, to co-found and operate the Olympic University and Olympic International High School in Canada. This is a major strategic move and expansion of the Company. We are building up a world-class educational system, and contributing to a greater social and economic benefit. This will have major benefits to the community and the Company itself.
Olympic International High School plans to enroll the first class of students in September 2023; Olympic University Canada plans to enroll the first batch of students in March 2024.
Ms. Zhou believes Olympic University and Olympic International High School will not only promote the development of the Company, but also bring great support to the development to the sports industry. In future, through these sport international events , study tours, research, summer and winter camps, sport-related health industries will empower Canada’s education and international sport industry.
About Visionary Education Technology Holdings Group Inc.
Visionary Education Technology Holdings Group Inc., headquartered in Toronto, ON, Canada, is a private education provider that offers high-quality education and industrial resources to students around the world. The Company aims to provide access to secondary, college, undergraduate and graduate and vocational education to students in Canada. Through technological innovations, that fulfill industrial standards, more people can learn, grow and succeed, to release their full career potential. As a fully integrated provider of educational programs and services in Canada, the Company has been serving, and will continue to serve, both Canadian and international students and contribute to the industry. For more information, visit the Company’s website at https://ir.visiongroupca.com/.
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