We’ve highlighted below some of the most recent developments and occurrences in youth-related news and events. In this week’s news roundup we speak about how international students in New Zealand are increasingly buying essays, call for more funding of technical universities in Netherlands and Egyptian universities’ courses in marriage conflict resolution.
Buying essays widespread at New Zealand’s universities
An investigation carried out by 1 NEWS has shown that many international students in New Zealand buy their essays from ghostwriters, reports News Now. Interviewee from China stated that almost half of students from University of Auckland are cheating their way to gain qualifications. The most of them get their essays done via Chinese equivalent of Amazon called Taobao. There are in total 125.000 International students in New Zealand and most of them come from China and India. International students are important factor for the country’s economy. In the last year, they contributed with $4.6 billion.
Call for more funding of Dutch technical universities
Government’s advice committee concluded that the funding for technical universities is lagging behind, reports NL Times. A committee of inquiry led by former Health State Secretary Martin van Rijn also added that the biggest issues in the higher education are competition between universities, high work pressure and the lack of balance between research and education. Additionally, they emphasized the importance of redistribution of money between universities and technical universities in the future. It is believed that the capacity of science and technology courses must better match the labor market.
Egyptian universities teach marriage conflict resolution
A new government project named ”Mawadda” offers lessons for university students about handling conflicts in marriage, reports New York Post. This initiative is the respose to a large number of divorces, which reached staggering 198,000 in 2017. The number represents 3.2 percent increase from the year before. ”Mawadda” is designed for 800,000 young people yearly, and it will be made mandatory for university students. The program consists of educational plays, YouTube videos and a radio program.
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