NZ government granted emergency powers over education sector due to Coronavirus - Global Education Times (GET News)

NZ government granted emergency powers over education sector due to Coronavirus

The NZ government has been granted stronger emergency powers over the country’s education institutions to help limit the spread of Coronavirus.

The Parliament of New Zealand has passed the COVID-19 Response Legislation Bill which amends the Education Act 1989 and gives the Secretary for Education the authority to issue binding instructions to New Zealand education providers.

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FutureLearn and LSHTM offer free online Coronavirus course - Global Education Times (GET News)

FutureLearn and LSHTM offer free online Coronavirus course

FutureLearn and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) have partnered to launch a course to spread awareness about Coronavirus.

In an effort to spread awareness about the pandemic, FutureLearn and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have collaborated to launch a free online course – COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus.

The course focuses on the outbreak of Covid-19 and what is known about the outbreak till date.

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Languages Canada warns sector “being decimated” by Coronavirus - Global Education Times (GET News)

Languages Canada warns sector “being decimated” by Coronavirus

The damage caused by the Coronavirus outbreak has put multiple language schools and SMEs facing the risk of closure, Languages Canada has warned.

Languages Canada, the accreditation body for English and French language Education in Canada, represents around 200 member institutions in 180 study locations all over the country.

As a result of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Languages Canada believes that Canada’s language education sector is “being decimated”.

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Estonia offers digital education solutions for free to help Coronavirus fight - Global Education Times (GET News)

Estonia offers digital education solutions for free to help Coronavirus fight

In the wake of the Coronavirus crisis, Estonia has offered to support the educational systems of other countries with digital education services delivered at no cost.

Startup Estonia along with the Ministry of Education and Research and a few other entities have collaborated to roll out a new initiative which will allow other countries access to their digital education tools.

This step has been taken by the government of Estonia as most countries are facing school closures due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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Careers guidance should focus on parents, RSC study claims - Global Education Times (GET News)

Careers guidance should focus on parents, RSC study claims

New research by the Royal Society of Chemistry has claimed that students tend to value careers guidance given by parents more than their teachers or career advisors.

A new study by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has found that, contrary to popular belief, children look for career guidance more from their homes and parents, than they do from their classrooms or school offices.

The RSC notes that it believes this is why it is essential to guide the parents so they can help their children make informed decisions.

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Canada launches accelerated visa scheme Nigeria Student Express - Global Education Times (GET News)

Canada launches accelerated visa scheme Nigeria Student Express

Canada has announced the launch of Nigeria Student Express, an accelerated visa processing scheme for Nigerian students.

Under the new pilot scheme, eligible Nigerian students will have the luxury of expedited visa processing time frames.

Nigeria Student Express (NSE), a new visa pilot scheme, has been launched by the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

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India losing South Asian students to China, claims Brookings study - Global Education Times (GET News)

India losing South Asian students to China, claims study

India is losing its attractiveness and appeal as a study abroad destination for South Asian students to China, a study by Brookings India has claimed.

A recent Brookings India study “Is India Still the Neighbourhood’s Education Hub?” showed that, over the years, India has started to lose its position as the main educational hub in the region to China.

Latest statistics show that both China and India now receive the same number of South Asian students.

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