Students threaten hunger strike over NZQA decision

Zac Fleming (Checkpoint) A group of international students say that they may hunger strike unless their academic results are released by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). The day before they were due to finish a diploma in business last month, 20 students attending Tasman International Academies on Auckland’s Queen Street were told their results were being withheld by NZQA,…

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Funding Round for international students opens

Staff Reporter The International Student Wellbeing Strategy (ISWS) 2019 funding round is now open. The funding round is seeking proposals that support the outcomes of the ISWS and contribute to the 2019 theme of ‘Improving International Student Safety and/or Mental Health.’ The Expressions of Interest are due on Friday, August 24, 2018. Minister’s Concern Education Minister Chris Hipkins said that…

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Call to include Hindi in New Zealand Curriculum

Venkat Raman An organisation representing people passionate about Hindi has represented to the Prime Minister and other government and non-government officials to consider including Hindi as a language to be taught under the New Zealand Curriculum. Satya Dutt, President of the Papatoetoe (South Auckland) based Hindi Language and Culture Trust of New Zealand and Teach Hindi New Zealand has sent…

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Financially troubled UNITEC to have a Commissioner

Supplied Content The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has opened consultation on the possibility of dissolving Unitec’s council and appointing a commissioner to the Auckland-based institute of technology, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. The following is his Statement: Unitec is in extreme financial difficulty and needs urgent financial assistance. The Government is investigating how that support will best be provided. Given…

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Win the ‘Know India’ quiz and pick up gold and a free trip

Staff Reporter The Indian government has announced this year’s edition of ‘Bharat Ko Janiye’ (Know India) quiz contest with a chance to win an expenses-paid visit to India and win exciting prizes. Organised by the External Affairs Ministry in New Delhi, the Programme, launched in the 2015-2016 financial year is the second in the series, aimed at enhancing the knowledge…

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