1. About Us
EQuest Education Group is founded on 03 core principles, Innovation, Excellence, and Dedication, by a group of educators with backgrounds from the best education systems in the world such as the U.S., the U.K., Germany, and Australia.
EQuest is currently one of the largest private education institutions in Vietnam with more than 158,000 students enrolled annually in our member schools, including K-12 schools, universities and vocational institutions, foreign language schools, as well as various Edtech platforms.
Since June 2022, EQuest and its member institutions, K12 and ESL&EdTech, are accredited by NCA CASI, NWAC, SACA CASI, accreditation divisions of Cognia (USA).
We commit to strengthening Vietnamese students’ competitiveness level and investing in the development of Vietnamese human capital. This is achieved by means of academic programs of international standards that guarantee a comprehensive educational foundation for students.
EQuest considers our people the most valuable asset and deciding factor in our organizational growth. We always welcome passionate candidates who wish to work in a professional and dynamic environment.
Talent Management is one of EQuest’s key strategies. We believe that an organization or a nation prospers only with effective talent utilization. It is impossible to compete internationally when our most talented individuals are idle as they wait for appointments or apply for jobs. Thus, we proactively seek and recruit talents and create favorable conditions to realize their full potential.
With “The Quest for Excellence” as the motto, all EQuesters are encouraged and supported to participate in professional development training. We focus our talent development efforts, especially on implementing online and offsite training and seminars on a regular basis. In addition, our internal platform is utilized as a forum to share news updates, experiences, tips, or inspiring messages. All contents go through a rigorous curation and selection process to ensure both professional growth and wellbeing for each and every EQuester. With our aforementioned internal training practices, we hope to contribute to Vietnam’s elevation of human capital quality.
2. EQuest Education Group and Khoi Nguyen Education Group Announce Strategic Partnership
Marks a significant step in the journey of expanding the opportunities to access high-quality education for Vietnamese students. [HCMC, December 5, 2022] – EQuest Education Group (“EQuest”) and Khoi Nguyen Education Group (“KNE”), the owners of the Canadian International and Bilingual school system with four member schools in Ho Chi Minh City, including Canadian International School (CIS), Bilingual Canadian International School (BCIS), Albert Einstein School (AES), and Canada-Vietnam Kindergarten (CVK), signing the strategic cooperation agreement, under which, EQuest will become the key shareholder and join the Board of Directors of KNE.
“The successful cooperation between KNE and EQuest is the result of a very long working process between leaders of both sides to understand, share common core values, and unify strategic direction. For KNE, this is a very important milestone after more than 10 years of being in operation that starts a new chapter for its member schools in the application of modern educational technology (EdTech) platforms, advancing and diversifying educational programs, as well as continuing to develop strongly in both quantity and quality,” stated Ms. Nguyen Thi Kieu Oanh, Co-Founder and General Director of KNE Group.
Dr. Nguyen Quoc Toan, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of EQuest Education Group, said, “We will always respect and preserve KNE’s existing values, as well as the enthusiasm of the founders and team to further develop Vietnamese education. 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 Ho Chi Minh City and the southern provinces.”
“In the process of cooperation, interests of students, teachers, and employees are always our first and most important priorities,” announced Dr. Dam Quang Minh, President of the K-12 Division of EQuest Group.
The signing event for the strategic partnership took place on December 2nd, 2022, and involved participation by representatives of KKR, which invested in EQuest in May 2021 through its Global Impact Fund as part of its thematic focus on Lifelong Learning.
Owning four famous international and bilingual schools in Ho Chi Minh City with more than 3,000 students from kindergarten to grade 12 (K-12) and the most modern facilities system in Vietnam, KNE Group is currently the first and only private educational institution in Vietnam to provide the K-12 educational programs of Ontario Province (Canada), under the advisement and quality supervision of the Toronto City Department of Education, Canada’s largest public education department and the fourth largest in North America. CIS was accredited by the prestigious International Baccalaureate (the IB) in 2015 and is now an official member of the Council of International Schools.
With a holistic and integrated education ecosystem, students of EQuest and KNE will be able to benefit from enlarged resources and advantages, as well as domestic and international cooperation relationships, thereby enhancing the quality of learning outcomes for students aiming to study at top universities in Vietnam and internationally.
EQuest and KNE will share financial resources, best management practices, exchange teaching resources, technology platforms, and development experiences from the top schools in the two systems. Furthermore, students of the two systems have more opportunities to access and experience world-class training programs.
In accordance with the strategic partnership agreement, representatives of EQuest will be appointed to the board of directors of KNE, including Dr Nguyen Quoc Toan, Dr. Dam Quang Minh, Ms. Annabelle Vultee, and Mr. David Armstrong.
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, in addition to fully meeting the existing accreditation standards of the IB. Students under CIS, BCIS and AES systems will also have options to study with American curriculums and AP courses. In addition, they will be well equipped with necessary preparations to successfully apply to top universities in the US and the world.
By becoming a key shareholder of KNE, EQuest will increase the number of unit members under the K-12 Division to 16 schools in all 3 regions of Vietnam: North, Central, and South.