The New Zealand International Students Association is urging all tertiary institutions and education providers to issue fee reimbursements to students who are currently unable to study in New Zealand due to coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

With New Zealand currently into the second week of the nationwide lockdown at Level 4 of the Covid-19 alert system, tertiary students are expected to move to online study with institutions closed.

However, the students association is taking issue with tertiary institutions not issuing either reimbursements or reductions of fees for the first half of the current academic year - in particular, with students unable to complete practical learning requirements, including both lab work and placements.

In a statement released today, the association called for both reimbursement of fees for the first half of 2020, as well as preparation for the second half of the year.

The students are arguing that the current cost of fees for overseas students does not reflect the level of education they are receiving in the current lockdown conditions. (Read More...)

Source:- 1news 


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