CIBT/Sprott-Shaw Subsidiary Commences Operations in Jamaica



    VANCOUVER, May 25 /CNW/ - CIBT Education Group Inc. (NYSE Amex and TSX.V
symbol: MBA) is pleased to report that its subsidiary, Sprott-Shaw Community
College, has started offering its first batch of health care related programs
in Jamaica to its first class of 50 students, with another 24 students slated
for its second class, which is scheduled to start soon. In conjunction with
Brown's Town College in Jamaica, Sprott-Shaw will provide all necessary
curriculum and support to offer the Resident Care Attendant program to
students of Brown's Town in Jamaica. Students will begin the academic portion
of their studies in Jamaica, and complete the practicum portion at Sprott-Shaw
colleges in Vancouver, Canada. Sprott-Shaw has received an overwhelming
response for seats in its first two class offerings of this program and plans
to launch a third class in November, 2009. Sprott-Shaw also plans to expand
its course offerings in Jamaica to include other health care related courses.
With high demand for qualified allied healthcare professionals in Canada,
these programs can potentially create employment opportunities for Jamaican
students in Canada following graduation, which will ultimately increase their
earning potential and standard of living.
    The Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Jamaica recently endorsed
the program by making a favorable announcement in Parliament and further
issuing a governmental news release which can be accessed at:
    http://www.jis.gov.jm/labour/html/20090520t000000-0500_19682_jis_fifty_ja
maicans_to_be_trained_to_work_in_canada.asp.

    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, Tourism Training Institute (Beijing),
and Sprott-Shaw Degree College Corp., which is comprised of Sprott-Shaw Degree
College, Sprott-Shaw Community College (established in 1903) and Sprott-Shaw
International Language College, possess a combined operating history of over
136 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 locations including Australia, Canada, China, Jamaica,
Jordan, New Zealand, Netherland, the Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom,
United States and Vietnam. CIBT delivers Western 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 and academic partnerships around the
world. CIBT Group also owns Irix Design Group, a leading 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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For further information: Investor Relations Contact: Ed Cheung at (604)
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