Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Don't Punish Students For WINZ Problems - NZUSA

Call For Institutions Not To Punish Students For WINZ Problems

The APSU Student Union and New Zealand University Students Association (NZUSA) are calling on tertiary institutions to exercise leniency over the enrollment period in the wake of further problems uncovered this week with Work and Income New Zealand's handling of Student Loans.

After attending an urgent meeting with Ministers Steve Maharey and Ruth Dyson, APSU Student Union and NZUSA leaders David Penney and Sam Huggard say it is clear that there are no easy answers to WINZ's problems and that they are sure that the problem won't go away.

"We are asking that institutions grant students some grace time in the event that their fees are not paid by the institution's enrollment cut of date. Last year some students waited weeks on end for the allowances to come through, and if this proves to be the case with loans, we are concerned that many students will not be recognized as being enrolled by the institution. This may cause their study programme to be interrupted," said David Penney, National President of the APSU Student Union.

"Until their fees are paid, many students will not be able to access the computer labs and libraries, and will not be able to pay for their course materials. It is not acceptable that because of a government department's inadequacy, students will be prevented from studying", said Sam Huggard, NZUSA Co President.

"Students are not interested in who is at fault or liable, they just want to have their fees paid and start their study on time. We are asking the institutions to be proactive on this matter and to not punish the student," said Sam Huggard.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi.
More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

CDF Tim Keating: NZ Somme Centenary

"Our generals also knew what to expect, and they built that knowledge into their planning. Each of the four set-piece attacks was fought with a single brigade, with the expectation that the brigade would be used up. A fresh brigade would then be brought up to conduct the next set-piece..." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news