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Education provider Navitas says it is yet to feel any effects from the global financial crisis and it could even benefit from an increase in demand for higher education during tough economic times. The company, which provides university programs globally as well as English language training, workforce education and student recruitment services, says enrolment growth at the start of 2009 remains strong. “We’re seeing absolutely no evidence of any downturn in terms of demand or enquiries for our programs,” managing director Rod Jones told Campus Review.erity of this economic and financial crisis – which many leading economists believe is the worst since the Great Depression – could prove to be a major a test of whether education is immune to downturns in the economy. “This period will be a test of that theory,” says Ord Minnett senior research analyst, Martyn Jacobs.

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