Financial Literacy Platform benefits students

Supplied Content Banqer, the online financial literacy platform that sees New Zealand Primary School students paying tax, saving for retirement and buying property, is set for another boost. Kiwibank, which is in its third year of partnering with Banqer, has committed to funding the digital teaching tool so that 3300 Kiwi classrooms can access the platform for free in 2019,…

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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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