CIBT Subsidiary Establishes Second Campus in the Philippines



    VANCOUVER, May 11 /CNW/ - CIBT Education Group Inc. (NYSE Amex and TSX.V
symbol: MBA) is pleased to provide an update on the status of expansion
efforts in the Philippines by its subsidiary, Sprott-Shaw Community College.
Further to the company's announcement on August 5, 2008, regarding expanding
into the Philippines and working in partnership with Far Eastern University in
Manila, Sprott-Shaw has signed an agreement to expand its course offerings to
Far Eastern University's Fairview campus. Sprott-Shaw now has a presence in
both Far Eastern University locations, with a third location in the plans. To
date, enrollment has risen by 40% totaling 120 students since the inception of
the program.
    "We are very encouraged with the results to date in the Philippines and
regular classes, which start monthly, are fully enrolled," commented Mr. Dean
Duperron, President of Sprott-Shaw Community College. "The demand for health
care professionals with Canadian certifications continues to increase
worldwide and Sprott-Shaw Community College is well positioned to capture this
growing market with over one century of operational experience in Canada."
    "CIBT Education Group is excited to see the continued and successful
deployment of Sprott-Shaw programs in countries around the world with health
care programs in the Philippines, hospitality and tourism programs in Jamaica,
academic and diploma programs in China, and English training programs in
Korea, Japan, Jordan and Vietnam," commented Mr. Toby Chu, Vice Chairman and
CEO of CIBT Education Group. "Our vision is to become a global education
provider by utilizing our successful Canadian operations as our base and our
fully established infrastructure in China as our hub. Special emphasis will be
placed on western based, career oriented programs supplemented by our IFP
programs (International Foundation Programs), which can lead toward a
university degree through our accredited degree-granting college in Canada or
other academic partners in Canada, the UK, the US, Australia, Switzerland and
Thailand. CIBT and its subsidiaries will continue to deploy a host of
practical, job oriented programs to emerging countries. We add tremendous
value to our graduates by assisting them to earn a better living by working
for higher paying multinational companies in their home country."

    About CIBT Education Group Inc.

    CIBT Education Group Inc. ("CIBT") is an education management and
investment company with a special focus on the global education market. Its
subsidiaries, CIBT School of Business & Technology Corp., Tourism Training
Institute, Concordia Career College, Modus International Language College and
Sprott-Shaw Degree College Corp., which is comprised of Sprott-Shaw Degree
College, Sprott-Shaw Community College (established in 1903), Sprott-Shaw
International Language College, possess a combined operating history of over
118 years in China and Canada's education sectors. CIBT owns and operates a
network of business, technical and language colleges with presence at over 40
campuses and teaching centers including Canada, China, Vietnam, Jordan, the
Philippines and Jamaica. CIBT delivers North American and Chinese accredited
business and management degree programs, automotive, and diesel maintenance
programs, IT programs, travel and tourism programs and career/vocational
programs through its network of campuses across China and Canada. In 2006,
CIBT initiated plans to aggressively expand its business presence across China
and to establish schools in other parts of Asia including South Korea,
Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and India. CIBT also owns Irix Design
Group, a leading full service design and advertising company based in
Vancouver, Canada. In 2008, Irix Design was ranked 15th in the list of Biggest
Ad Agencies in Greater Vancouver by the Business in Vancouver newspaper.

    
    CIBT Education Group Inc.

    "Toby Chu"

    Toby Chu
    Vice-Chairman, President & CEO
    

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or CIBT's future financial performance. These statements are only predictions
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of CIBT's competitors, the extent to which CIBT is able to develop new
services and markets for their services, the time and expense involved in such
development activities, the level of demand and market acceptance of their
services and changes in our business strategies.

    
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For further information: Investor Relations Contact: Renmark Financial
Communications Inc., John Boidman, jboidman@renmarkfinancial.com; Dan Symons,
dsymons@renmarkfinancial.com; Montreal - Tel.: (514) 939-3989, Fax: (514)
939-3717; Toronto - Tel.: (416) 644-2020, Fax: (416) 644-2021

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