Polytechs, PTEs most exposed if coronavirus travel ban persists: Hipkins

By Pattrick Smellie | Wed, 05 Feb 2020


A prolonged ban on travel ban on international students enrolled for education in New Zealand would hit private training establishments and financially struggling polytechnics hardest, says Education Minister Chris Hipkins.Speaking to BusinessDesk at Waitangi, Hipkins said that a travel ban on foreign nationals entering New Zealand from China would be manageable for educational institutions.But if the ban, provoked by concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, were to become lengthy, it would have “quite significant impacts,” he said.“The la...