Alumni network motivates advanced learning

Second and Final Part Staff Reporter A senior member of the community says that maintaining contacts with educational institutions after graduation would be helpful in a number of ways, the most important of which is fostering a successful career. Auckland based Thilliar Varnakulasingham has more than 80 qualifications (including Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees) earned from institutions in various parts of…

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Workshops on Funding planned

Education NZ has announced that registration is open for workshops that will provide practical advice and direction on creating successful proposals for funding. All too often a great business idea is let down by an inability to communicate the value proposition and be clear on what needs to be done to achieve the project objectives,” a notification said. It said that…

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Septuagenarian personifies continuous education

Hundreds of qualifications in seven decades First of Two Parts Staff Reporter In a world that witnesses increasing number of youngsters dropping out of school and struggling with poor literacy and numeracy skills, parents and caregivers should seek inspiration from Indian Newslink Health Columnist Thilliar Varnakulasingham. Despite fragility that is common to septuagenarians, he has been pursuing education at various…

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Export education booms at $2.85 billion

Steven Joyce  International education continues to be a star performer in New Zealand’s export-led growth according to latest data. The ‘International Education Snapshot Report’ released last month shows that the international education industry grew strongly throughout 2014 and it is now valued at $2.85 billion. As further proof of the industry’s strong performance, it is now supporting more than 30,000…

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Monument for ‘Girmityas’ of Mauritius

Sunita Narayan In the blazing heat of November 2014, a large number of people gathered at the ‘Aapravasi Ghat’ in Port Louis to mark the 180th Anniversary of the arrival of Indian indentured labour in Mauritius. As a descendent of the indentured labour system, the event for me was a poignant memory of about 500,000 brave men and women from…

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An integrated model for human development

Dr Saad Al Harran Every School must provide a caring, safe and respectful environment to allow knowledge to flourish. This is a basic human right. Conducive learning environment allows students to succeed academically, morally and socially, contribute positively in building a nation and achieving economic development. However, the picture is different today because many parents and caregivers are concerned about…

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