Fresh initiative facilitates smooth transition

Students from low performance schools struggling to transit into universities would find a new project useful, if it is successfully implemented nationwide. Massey University has launched ‘Enabling Academic Literacy: Smoothing the Transition to Tertiary Learning,’ in partnership with four regional secondary schools. The project aims to help pupils to move to tertiary education without fear or inhibition. The Teaching and…

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Digital learning enhances employability

Young New Zealanders must not be left behind in acquiring digital literacy skills. Digital capability is a key issue for jobs and the economy, as mentioned in the Education & Science Select Committee’s Inquiry into 21st century learning environments and digital literacy, Recognising that the school system has to do more to ensure that all students have the digital literacy…

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Diet change helps reduce inflammation

Appropriate change of diet can help in reducing inflammation within six weeks, a study has revealed. According to University of Auckland Nutrition Professor Lynnette Ferguson, the research, based on short-term studies, could affect the cost of human clinical trials. “Inflammation can be a catalyst for chronic human diseases, including Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular diseases and some cancers, as well as various autoimmune…

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Human Rights expert to visit Auckland Varsity

University of Auckland has appointed Rosslyn Noonan as a Visiting Fellow at the ‘New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice’ of the Law School. Ms Noonan, a former Chief Commissioner for the New Zealand Human Rights Commission, said that New Zealand universities lacked a ‘truly comprehensive, in-depth focus on Human Rights. “The Centre has the potential to…

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Fiji marches towards political equity

Fiji’s political parties have been jolted, as provisions of Political Parties (Registration, Conduct, Funding and Disclosures) Decree have now come into effect. The provisions are intended to bring transparency and accountability, necessitating political parties to open their books for public scrutiny. Responding to criticisms from political parties, Attorney General and then Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said on January 18,…

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