Venkat Raman –
A new campus that aims to educate and promote better qualified and motivated healthcare professionals could be the beginning of palliatives to the ailing public health care system in New Zealand as reported extensively in our April 1, 2017 issue.
AGI Education Limited, a private education provider which is committed to quality education, opened its second campus in Epsom (190 Great South Road) on March 17, 2017.
Among those who attended the event were Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman, National MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi and Beca Limited Legal Head Chye Heng.
Dr Coleman said that institutions like AGI were a vital link between students obtaining high skills and the healthcare providers who constantly need their services.
“We have many overseas students who are keen to obtain qualifications in healthcare and it is commendable that institutions like AGI are involved in helping such students achieve their objectives. I hope that AGI will continue its efforts in delivery of quality skills to students and enable them to achieve the desired outcomes,” he said.
The Epsom Campus of AGI is strategically located and is just five kilometres from the City Centre. Spread across two levels, there is space to study, research, use the library, relax and make use of breakout area facilities.
AGI President, Chandan Ohri described the Epsom Campus “as a continued effort of the institution towards pursuit of excellence, and towards creating programmes that impart tangible and transferable skills that employers expect from students.”
Make the difference
He said that AGI is a place for people who want to make a difference in the world, because we believe that each person has the power to make a big difference.
“Our Healthcare graduates enrich the lives of the people they serve and give those in their care a better quality of life through their professionalism, expertise and empathy. Our focus is to produce quality healthcare professionals who raise the bar and surpass the standards that the healthcare profession demands. Our aim is to provide well-equipped graduates who are committed to providing the highest quality of care to patients and become stalwarts of the healthcare sector,” Mr Ohri said.
High success rate
Mr Ohri said that AGI is proud of its record of 90% of its graduates gaining employment.
It reflects the proficiency that students of the institute attain, he said.
Mr Ohri said that in recognition of the growing importance of information and computer technology in today’s commercial and non-commercial sectors and in the life of people, AGI has structured career-centric and dynamic programmes to meet the market needs.
“Our newly introduced cutting-edge IT Programmes will give students relevant skills and a substantial advantage in the job market with a qualification that will be highly regarded by employers. Our IT Programmes have been developed with the same commitment to quality and excellence and will jumpstart the career of our IT graduates,” he said.
Mr Ohri paid tributes to the AGI faculty, saying that teachers bring a depth and range of experience that is not easily found in other Private Training Establishments (PTEs).
“They inspire our enthusiastic students to become highly skilled professionals. We are a diverse team, drawn from many countries, working tirelessly in the pursuit of excellence as one AGI,” Mr Ohri said.