Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Waikato University Increases Domestic Fees Again

Waikato University Increases Domestic Fees Again

The University of Waikato council voted today for an up to 5% or 3.42 percent average increase in domestic fees for 2006. This is the third year the University has increased its fees after the fee maxima policy.

"It is outrageous that the University has approved another fee increase when the student numbers are decreasing and when there is a perception among students that the quality of education they received this year is not satisfactory , despite the University arguing that last year's fee increase would improve quality", said Shiju Pushpamangalam, Waikato Students' Union President.

"Students are annoyed that the University administration has failed to deliver quality and effective education due to staff strikes, recent redundancies and reduction in several services, and are still raising fees"

"This University should not be using students to balance their books. The University spends far too much student money on fruitless marketing despite no academic proof that this works and no measures of whether or not it is successful"

"Waikato University has once again decided to take the easy road to penalise their students and their families who are already saddled with huge student debt to cover their deficit. Students call on the University and government to sort out funding issues increasing funding for tertiary institutions to avoid any such increase in future"

Shiju Pushpamangalam, President of the Waikato Students' Union and Materoa Dodd, the representative of Te Ròpu Manukura voted against the fee increase.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi.
More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

CDF Tim Keating: NZ Somme Centenary

"Our generals also knew what to expect, and they built that knowledge into their planning. Each of the four set-piece attacks was fought with a single brigade, with the expectation that the brigade would be used up. A fresh brigade would then be brought up to conduct the next set-piece..." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news