15 Sep 2020

Private tertiary institutes want work permits for students

From Morning Report, 8:23 am on 15 September 2020

A group of private tertiary institutions wants foreign students who study online from overseas to have the right to work permits in this country when they graduate.

Quality Tertiary Institutions says the move would encourage more students to enrol with New Zealand education providers while the borders remain closed.

The call comes just days after the close of applications for a ten-million-dollar emergency fund for private institutes that rely heavily on foreign enrolments.

Here's RNZ education correspondent, John Gerritsen.