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CPSA calls for an end to Cool coverage

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Friday 11th of February

CPSA calls for an end to Cool coverage

The Christchurch Polytechnic Students Association (CPSA) President, Davitt Joslen has today made a clear call for the continuous media attention being focused on CPIT over the cool issue to stop.

''Frankly I am quite sick of seeing what appears to be a witch hunt on CPIT by The Press, with The Press being directed by a despondent former opposition leader. This unwarranted and untruthful attack on CPIT needs to stop,'' said Mr Joslen.

“As the independent voice of CPIT students, the CPSA believes that CPIT has acted in a responsible, fair and appropriate way in relation to the Cool issue. CPIT is at the top of its game when it comes to e-learning and innovation in education, and is a highly reputable institution that acts with the best interests of students in mind. CPIT plays an important role within the Canterbury community, supported by the great efforts of its local community education programmes”, said Mr Joslen.

A letter from John Scott was sent to the CPSA yesterday acknowledging that the programme has disappointed the community, that he was sorry, and that new e-learning procedures are being put in place to ensure that a similar situation does not happen again.

“The CPSA accepts the apology, but in fact I am not disappointed with the way that CPIT has handled the issue. The concerns raised through Cool are a reflection of the larger, more important issues that are present within our current tertiary funding structure,” he said.

“CPIT is an excellent learning provider dedicated to its students. It is time that The Press cools it, and lets CPIT move on,” concludes Mr Joslen.

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