Government urged to fund Varsities in ‘real terms’

Professor Rod Carr It is time for this Government to play its part in helping ensure that the University sector remains a viable and successful part of this country’s education and research system. Ensuring sufficient funding to maintain a viable, internationally competitive University sector is key to this. This year, the Student Achievement Component (SAC) funding went up 1.6% (originally…

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Whitecliffe College gets new Chief Executive

Supplied Content Darryn Melrose has been appointed Chief Executive of Whitecliffe College, a privately-owned art and design institution based in Auckland. He previously had a similar role at the Media Design School. Mr Melrose will take up his new assignment in January 2019, succeeding Michele Whitecliffe, who stepped down as President after selling the Institution earlier this year. Whitecliffe College,…

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NCEA digitalisation unlikely by 2020 says the Authority

Sourced Content The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is unlikely to reach its target of having NCEA exams completed online by 2020. A computer glitch interrupted a Pilot Level 1 Digital English exam on November 13, 2018, in which more than 3500 students were registered to take part. But a Secondary School Principal said that technical difficulties were not the only…

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Rainbow Corner ELC opens branch in Mumbai

First Overseas operations commenced on September 15 Venkat Raman The Rainbow Corner Group of Companies opened its first overseas Early Childhood Centre in Mumbai on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The Centre, the first of its kind in Mumbai, will follow the New Zealand Curriculum, which has now become a model for Early Childhood Education (ECE). New Zealand’s Mumbai based Vice-Consul…

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Minister seeks your opinion on Export Education Levy

Supplied Content The Education Ministry is looking at options to make the Export Education Levy (EEL) fund more sustainable to protect New Zealand’s reputation as a study destination, Education Minister Chris Hipkins has said. The growing need The EEL is a levy collected from international education providers to fund a broad range of activities including marketing and promotion. It also…

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MIT offers ready graduates with real world skills

Anita Keestra Have you considered what a student working in your firm could do for business? Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) prides itself on producing work ready graduates with real world skills. We placed Sujith Sasikumar with construction and engineering firm, MaxBuild and the relationship has been of great benefit to both the company and the student. “I’m a big…

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