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Brijesh Sethi talks about the impacts of Covid-19 on New Zealand's education system

June 9, 2020

Dev Nadkarni – editor of Indian Weekender talks to New Zealand Skills & Education Group Founder, Brijesh Sethi about the impacts Covid-19 has had on New Zealand’s Tertiary education sector, the challenges that NZSEG has faced and how the education system will move forward post Covid-19.

NZSEG comprises of two top quality tertiary institutions, New Zealand School of Education (NZSE College) and Seafield School of English. Brijesh believes NZSEG has survived by being agile and flexible in its approach to switching to online delivery during Covid-19 whilst upholding solid processes and strong networks.

Brijesh mentioned that the move to online delivery and international border closures were among some of the biggest challenges NZSEG faced during Covid-19.

“The international education sector has been affected quite drastically due to border closures, we had on-shore international students but many of them chose to discontinue their studies due to the unprecedented situation.” – Brijesh Sethi.

For our domestic market, online delivery was the biggest challenge as most institutes delivered in traditional ways. Student Support and teachers had to quickly adapt and find new ways to support students as well as keep them engaged.

The Government agencies have done an exceptional job in providing resources and support, which Brijesh believes has helped the education sector stay afloat.

When asked what the future of education post-lockdown looks like, Brijesh says.

“I think things will be a lot different post-Covid, a lot has changed in the way we work and study. There will be more online/blended learning options available to students as we move forward, giving us an opportunity to let go of older traditional processes.”

Watch the full interview below:

Make sure to check out the Indian Weekender, a community centric website that caters to the Indian diaspora based in New Zealand.

Every year, ATC holds an annual competition where all students from our three campuses: Manukau, Waikato, and Waitakere, come together to compete for the top honours within ATC.

The ATC Terminator Challenge is designed to be fun and exciting, whilst also testing the physical, mental, and strategic potential of our students to achieve success as a team. It has been two long years on hold, but the challenge makes its 2022 comeback with drill and circuit challenges, endurance sports, team work strategy, tug-of-war and so much more.

This year we will hold our ATC Terminator Event on Thursday 27th October 2022 at:

  • Parade and drill competition: Shadbolt Park - Suburbs Rugby Club, 130 Portage Rd, New Lynn,
  • Terminator physical challenge: Motu Moana Scout Camp, 140 Connaught St, Blockhouse Bay

You are invited!

A terminator challenge is an event the whole family can enjoy.
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Support one another, celebrate victories, and connect with friends on this day of exciting challenges.

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