CIBT Beijing Ranks 2nd in Poll

    VANCOUVER, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - CIBT Education Group Inc. (the "Company")
(NYSE Alternext & TSXV symbol: MBA) is pleased to report that its subsidiary
CIBT School of Business - Beijing was recently ranked second in a listing of
the "Top 10 International College Preparation Institutes in China", from polls
conducted by, a leading web portal in China. CIBT received more than
200,000 votes, behind only Beijing OZ Enrolment Centre of International
Education, which is the largest overseas studies agency in China. conducted its survey through its website and solicited votes
from millions of online users. Sohu provides information and a network of web
communities to the vast online market in China providing users with a wide
selection of news and digital information.
    Toby Chu, Vice-Chairman, President & CEO of CIBT commented, "We are
pleased to be recognized by hundreds of thousands of online participants in
this public survey for being one of the two leading international college prep
institutes in China. Our vision of delivering results to shareholders and
bringing quality academic programs to our students is working."
    Results of the ranking can be found at

    About 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 and the Philippines. 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
and may differ materially from actual future results or events. CIBT disclaims
any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements whether
as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. There are
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contained in forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to risks
associated with changes in general economic and business conditions, actions
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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    solicitation of an offer to buy securities in any jurisdiction.

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