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**Unlock Study and Work Abroad in South Africa with Pearson’s PTE**

To support the government’s initiatives in enhancing the nation’s English proficiency for educational and migration purposes, Pearson (FTSE: PSON.L), a prominent educational company, successfully organized a series of events throughout South Africa. These events aimed to underscore the importance of English language skills for pursuing academic and professional opportunities abroad.

Interacting with more than 3000 individuals in key locations such as Johannesburg, Pretoria, and the University of the Witwatersrand, the events spotlighted the Pearson Test of English (PTE) and its significance in the realms of higher education and career advancement, especially for individuals aspiring to relocate to English-speaking countries like the USA, UK, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. This initiative holds particular relevance in South Africa, where English, among its eleven official languages, stands out as the primary medium of instruction.

Ipek Aydin, Director – PTE, MEA&Turkey at Pearson, expressed, “PTE’s expansion in South Africa reaffirms our dedication to broadening educational and migration prospects for students within the country. Our recent endeavors exemplify Pearson’s unwavering commitment to enhancing accessibility and recognition of these opportunities across South Africa, empowering students and professionals to pursue their global aspirations.”

PTE, a computer-based English proficiency assessment powered by AI and developed by Pearson, caters to individuals seeking educational, professional, or migratory opportunities abroad. The examination utilizes cutting-edge automated scoring technology to evaluate speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills within a comprehensive two-hour test, ensuring precise and unbiased results. With a quick result turnaround of just two days, it provides candidates with a swift, equitable, and adaptable means of validating their English language proficiency.

Recognized by over 3300 institutions worldwide, PTE can be undertaken at more than 445 PTE centers in 117 countries within Pearson’s extensive network. Governments of the UK, Australia, and New Zealand acknowledge PTE Academic for all visa applications, while universities in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the UK, and the USA accept it, making it widely endorsed for educational and immigration purposes.

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Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Pearson.

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