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New qualifications framework will be welcomed, says union

Wellington, July 5 NZPA - The establishment of a unified qualifications framework will be welcomed by current and potential students, says the New Zealand Union of Students Associations (NZUSA).

NZ needs international and local students, minister says

NZ needs international and local students, minister says
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, May 31 NZPA - Blaming domestic enrolment restrictions at universities on international student numbers is "lazy logic", Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce says.

Govt criticised for wanting more international students

Wellington, May 31 NZPA - The Government has been criticised for wanting to boost international student numbers at the same time as three the country's universities limit enrolments for domestic students.

Maori student group angry over enrolment restrictions

Wellington, May 14 NZPA - The Maori Tertiary Students Association (MTSA) has joined the chorus of anger over decisions by two universities to restrict or stop further enrolments this year.

Student association membership bill sparks debate

Student association membership bill sparks debate
Wellington, April 28 NZPA - A bill aiming to end compulsory university student association membership would simply see the universities themselves take over running student services and levying in accordance, association representatives say.

PM says unis will not be able to increase fees excessively

PM says unis will not be able to increase fees excessively
Wellington, April 19 NZPA - Prime Minister John Keys say universities will not be given carte blanche to raise fees even if the Government changes a policy capping what they can charge.

Courses To Fit National Qualification - Minister

Courses To Fit National Qualification - Minister
Wellington, March 10 NZPA - A review of New Zealand's 6000 qualifications is likely to see courses change to fit a national qualification but there are no plans to slash the number on offer, Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce says.

Students Worry About Tertiary Changes

Students Worry About Tertiary Changes
Wellington, March 10 NZPA - Students are concerned at plans to link university funding to academic success, University Student Association co-president David Do says.

Tertiary Education Up For Shake Up, Labour Concerned

Tertiary Education Up For Shake Up, Labour Concerned
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Feb 9 NZPA - The Government is preparing the ground to scrap the fee cap at tertiary institutions, put restrictions on who can study and tell institutions what subjects they can teach, Labour Party tertiary education spokeswoman Maryan Street says.

No Change To Interest-Free Student Loans, Key Says

No Change To Interest-Free Student Loans, Key Says
Wellington, Feb 2 NZPA - The Government is not going to change interest-free student loans, Prime Minister John Key said today after Labour and student unions questioned National's commitment to the policy.

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