Good News For Potential International Students In UK

The educational system in the UK has been reasonably accepting towards foreign students despite the high tuition fees.

One of the biggest obstacles for an international student was to find a job in the UK after graduation.

This was mainly because of the visa regulations that forced the student to leave the country immediately after finishing. Now, the government made a recent change in the system.

The announcement from the government on September 11th stated that a new type of visa is under development.

 

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The post-study visa will be valid for two years, allowing international students to get hired more efficiently and without any hassle during the application process.

Students from Europe, Asia, and Africa, are particularly happy about this announcement because this makes the job hunt much more comfortable and opens a gate for permanent immigration.

The Indian student population is the highest among all the nations, so it is expected that the visa will help them the most.

The new regulation will benefit not only international students but also employers. 

Prior to the visa, a company would think twice before hiring an international student due to the expenses of providing sponsorship and the high salary threshold requirement.

 

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In other words, many talented students would be rejected just because of their nationality.
The visa will guarantee two years for the students to look for jobs.

The students who will enroll at the UK universities starting in the 2020-21 academic year will be eligible.

UK International Students Can stay 2 years

This creates an issue, as the current international students will be excluded from this opportunity.

Many students, especially those from India, have created petitions to demand that the visa regulations include the current students. On petition has already collected over 6000 signatures.

The Home Office made a follow-up announcement to make things clear. Anyone who is enrolled at a university at the time when the new route is introduced will be eligible to apply regardless of when they were registered.

For instance, a student who was enrolled in 2018 and will have graduated from an undergraduate course in 2021 will be able to apply.

 

UK International Students Can stay 2 years

 

On the other hand, a student who will graduate in 2019 or 2020 won’t be eligible.

The confusion about the timing of the new visa has left many students distraught. Many of them are trying to defer their admissions to the 20-21 academic year.

 

Those who can afford to pay an extra year of studies are trying to extend their studies to avoid early graduation.

Nevertheless, the post-study visa will impact many lives in the next few years.

 

Souce: UK News

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Today (16 October) marks World Food Day, celebrated annually in honour of the date in 1945 that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was founded. Raising awareness of food security….

The UN food agency warned the number of starving people in the world is as high as 805 million, or one in nine, despite the overall figure falling by more than 100 million in the past decade.
“Two billion people suffer from one or more micronutrient deficiencies as a result of not eating a varied diet of protein, vitamins and minerals”

An estimated 26% of the world’s children have had their growth stunted due to malnutrition, and two billion people suffer from one or more micronutrient deficiencies as a result of not eating a varied diet of protein, vitamins and minerals.
Overall, there have been improvements from last year, when the report showed around 842 million people went hungry – but there is still work to be done to end food insecurity.
Around 70% of food-insecure people live in rural areas of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Near East. The majority are farmers, in particular smallholders. So why are farmers, who provide food to the world, going hungry themselves?
Family farmers need support to reduce food losses
While the answer is complex, the UN food agency highlights that by focusing on the needs of such family farmers, it is possible to reduce the global hunger problem significantly.
Many family farmers lack access to good seeds, adequate storage for crops, transportation and well-functioning markets, as well as financing. By supporting family farmers in these areas, it is possible to reduce food losses and increase farmers’ incomes.
“Around 500 million out of the 570 million farms worldwide are family farms. Produce includes fruit, vegetables, grain, livestock and fisheries, as well as farms that harvest non-wood forest products.”

With extensive and intimate knowledge of the land, its needs and production capacity, family farmers sustain high levels of productivity – despite having less access to agricultural inputs and support.
In Brazil, family farmers provide an average of 40% of the production of major crops, while working on less than 25% of the farmland. In comparison, in the US, family farmers produce 84% of all produce, which totals $240bn (£150bn) in sales – while working on 78% of all farmland.
Around 500 million out of the 570 million farms worldwide are family farms. Produce includes fruit, vegetables, grain, livestock and fisheries, as well as farms that harvest non-wood forest products. The farms are managed and operated by a family, and rely predominantly on family labour.
On 16 October, organisations, such as the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development, are asking people to take action and spread the word on just how critical family farms are to helping solve the problems of world hunger.

 

Source: ibtimes/Worldnews/Ghananews/Education

Old Mutual Ghana has signed a partnership with Ashesi University College to provide approximately GHC 300,000 in scholarship and providing  job opportunities to students at Ashesi…. The scholarship opportunity will be available to juniors and seniors at Ashesi who demonstrate academic excellence, and will run from 2015 to 2017.

Old Mutual Ghana has signed a partnership with Ashesi University College

Old Mutual has been operating in Ghana since 2013, and is part of the Old Mutual Group which provides life assurance, asset management, banking and general insurance to customers in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. The partnership represents Old Mutual’s commitment to developing more social investment initiatives, with a core area being Skills and Capacity Building.

“We are pleased to be able to collaborate with Old Mutual,” “This is another great example of a university-industry partnership that focuses both on supporting Ashesi’s mission to educate exceptional leaders, while also allowing students to gain practical skills to create value and growth within Ghana and Africa.” Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at Ashesi. 

For details  please visit the corporate website at www.oldmutual.com or  www.ashesi.edu.gh

 More about Ashesi University here

Source:  ashesi.edu.gh