Australia, India working together to improve the student experience

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New Delhi, Oct.9 (ANI): The Australian and Indian Governments have stepped up their joint efforts to address issues affecting the 100,000 Indian students in Australia.

The Joint Working Group (JWG) on Student Mobility met for the first time on 6 October, agreeing on a number of concrete measures to enhance the interests and welfare of Indian students.

The Indian and Australian Governments are determined to effectively tackle issues relating to ensuring quality among education agents and education providers. They are committed to promoting best practices in the regulation and quality assurance of student movement between the two countries.

'Poor quality and unscrupulous education providers and education agents are simply unacceptable', said Dr Lachlan Strahan, Australia's Deputy High Commissioner and co-chair of the first meeting of the Student Mobility JWG.

He said the JWG that agreed to collaborate in developing robust regulatory mechanisms for the activities of education providers and enrolment agents in India and Australia. The Group also decided to conclude a Memorandum of Understanding on the better management of student mobility between the two countries, including the exchange of information on undesirable or illegal activities by agents. (ANI)

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