A drop in the bucket

Stuff reports:

The Government is spending $51m in an attempt to keep the international education sector afloat through the ravages of Covid-19, as it warns them not to expect students for the rest of the year.

Schools, universities, and other institutions that rely on lucrative international students have been under serious strain through the border closure.

The sector is worth around $5b a year to the economy, according to a report from Education New Zealand.

The $51 million is 1% of the lost income to the economy.

Its madness we’re not allowing in long-stay people (ie not tourists) so long as they go through testing and isolation.

The decision to not allow foreign students back will result in thousands of job losses that could have been prevented.

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