Education


For-profit provider closed by NZQA

For-profit provider closed by NZQA


Posted By on May 18, 2017

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has cancelled Linguis International Institute’s registration following serious concerns about educational performance and compliance with NZQA rules. NZQA found plagiarism rates of between 20 and 50 per cent at the for-profit provider’s campuses in Auckland and Christchurch. Students studying at Linguis were told by NZQA they would be supported by NZQA to continue with their...

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Students at Unitec are regularly going without food or other necessities because they cannot afford them, according to a survey of students by the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA). The survey results have reignited calls on National to increase student support. With the budget announced next Thursday, NZUSA is calling on Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul...

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Tertiary Update Vol 20 No 17 Parliamentary debate on a new law that will fundamentally change the future of tertiary education opened on Tuesday, triggering accusations from Labour and the Greens that National is prioritising private for-profit providers. The law enshrines a funding approach that has already been trialled at some levels of tertiary education provision and led to the closure of courses in small rural and regional...

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National is being reckless trying to pass a new tertiary education law without first evaluating what impact its reforms have had on teaching and learning, stories from more than 500 staff suggest. The TEU is calling for a sector-wide review of the changes National has made to tertiary education before it enshrines its failed experiment in law. The call came as the TEU published a ‘stress dossier’ of more than 500 anonymous stories...

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Recommendations that the government reform the tertiary education sector to operate more like a market came under scrutiny at a public forum in Wellington on Wednesday. Jointly hosted by the TEU, the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) and School of Government at Victoria University, the forum explored in detail the recent Productivity Commission report into new models of tertiary education. Chaired by Professor...

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National’s approach to tertiary education is putting staff under immense pressure to pass students and must be the subject of a thorough sector-wide review before further changes are enshrined in law, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) said today. The call for a review coincides with publication of a ‘stress dossier’ outlining more than 500 anonymous comments the TEU received from staff in response to its recent State of the Sector...

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