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

 

Tertiary Changes Require Greater Investment

Tertiary Changes Require Greater Investment


Students welcomed today’s announcement of a new funding system for tertiary education but warned that increased funding was seriously needed in Dr Cullen’s announcements if New Zealand is to have a high quality public tertiary education system.

“Low levels of government funding is a significant issue for our pubic tertiary education sector and far greater levels are required if the tertiary reforms are to be meaningful for students,” said Joey Randall, Co-President of the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA).

“We’re concerned that capping the Government’s financial contribution to the sector in particular areas could further limit access to tertiary education for groups already locked out because of financial barriers and low student allowance eligibility.”

“Tuition fees aren’t mentioned in these latest announcements, yet this is a prime opportunity for the Government to address New Zealand’s exorbitantly high tertiary fees,” said Mr Randall.

“The Minister should also use this opportunity to severely limit the amount of government funding going to profit driven private training establishments, and instead re-invest that money into the public tertiary sector where it is desperately needed.”

“We anticipate that the reforms will go some way towards enabling institutions to better provide for students and their communities through longer term funding and greater sector wide co-operation, reduce incentives for wasteful competition, and enable students to have a greater role in shaping government and tertiary institution priorities,” concluded Mr Randall.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

Negotiations Begin: Equal Conditions For Men & Women In Professional Football

The trade union representing New Zealand's professional footballers has initiated bargaining for an agreement securing equal terms and conditions for men and women. If negotiated, it will be the first agreement of its kind in the world. More>>

ALSO:


New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>

ALSO:


Howard Davis Review: Conflict & Resistance - Ria Hall's Rules of Engagement

From the aftermath of war through colonisation to her own personal convictions, Hall's new CD addresses current issues and social problems on multiple levels, confirming her position as a polemical and preeminent voice on the indigenous NZ music scene. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland