Oh what a surprise…
An exclusive 1 NEWS investigation has uncovered allegations of widespread cheating, undermining the integrity of New Zealand’s universities and tertiary institutions.
Chinese students have told 1 NEWS that as many as half of the international students studying at Auckland University buy their essays from ghostwriters.
More than 125,000 international students study in New Zealand, the biggest group from China, followed by India.
They contributed a massive $4.6 billion to our economy last year, our fifth biggest export earner.
But if cheating is as rampant as alleged what will this do for our reputation?
…so cheating students at exploitative educational facilities doing scam degrees huh?
There should be no surprises, the fake international education industry is rife with corruption, substandard education and are mostly framed as a path way to citizenship. Desperate students who are out of their cultural spaces who have paid enormous amounts to be here are going to cheat and the big education providers don’t give two shits.
They see international students as cash cows and don’t care that ghost writing is huge business.
We need to cauterise the entire international student industry with vastly more oversight on the crisis being taken, the fee structures, student support and eliminate citizenship pathways.
Many international students are exploited by the education provider AND any work they pick up from unscrupulous business owners (who many times are the same culture as the student they are exploiting).
We currently do these international students a terrible disservice so news there is cheating rife throughout the entire structure is the perfect symptom to a rotten industry.