Opinion

JEHAN CASINADER: Kiwis are clueless about export education

Jehan Casinader
Sat, 08 Aug 2020

Jehan Casinader
Sat, 08 Aug 2020
The next time you’re at the water cooler, ask your colleagues to name New Zealand’s top export earners. You’ll receive a predictable range of replies.Milk, meat, wood and tourism – those answers roll off the tongue. But what about education? International education is our fifth biggest export. It netted about $5 billion a year in pre-covid times. That revenue is now at risk. The pandemic-induced upheaval comes after a decade of extraordinary growth for the sector.In 2011, the National government announced an am...

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