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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 11. 1965.

Office and Factory

Office and Factory

The criticisms made by the students interviewed by Salient applied not to students sent here for university training, but rather to those who come for administrative or technical instruction.

Two students who had graduated from a three-year engineering diploma course in their own country complained that their postgraduate study in New Zealand involved performing menial tasks alongside young apprentices.

They said they would have been better trained and better paid if they had stayed at home.

One claimed that New Zealand did not have the facilities to train all the specialist students that came out.

One student said that six Colombo Plan students had asked the Department of External Affairs to send them home at the end of 1964.

They had complained that they were wasting their time in New Zealand and not getting a worth-while training.