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

 


Whitireia consistently a top achiever

For immediate release

Whitireia consistently a top achiever

A report released today by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) shows Whitireia is among New Zealand’s top performing polytechnics.

The Performance of Tertiary Education Organisations report for 2013 ranks Whitireia in the number one position for course completion. Course completion measures the number of students completing a course of study during the year under review. This top ranking was achieved ahead of 17 other Institutes of Technology or Polytechnics in New Zealand.

A total of four measures are reported on including: successful completion of courses, completion of qualifications, student progression to higher level study and students retained in study. Whitireia ranked in the top three nationally, for course completion, qualification completion and students retained in study.

Whitireia is proud of this achievement and proud of leading the sector said Don Campbell, Chief Executive. “Our number one position in the completion of courses and high rankings in qualification completion, and students retained in study are pleasing results for us. Whitireia students are motivated to succeed in their study and this shows in these results. Our relatively small class sizes, dedicated and skilled teaching staff and the non-academic support available to students have all contributed to our number one position in this course completion performance measure.”

“The two most important performance indicators are course completion and qualification completion. This is outstanding performance for our students, our staff and our community he said.”

Whitireia delivers leading tertiary education at certificate, diploma, degree, postgraduate and master’s levels of study. It has a population of over 8,500, with students choosing to study at campuses in Wellington, Porirua, Kāpiti and Auckland.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Architecture:
Ian Athfield Dies In Wellington

New Zealand Institute of Architects: It is with great sadness that we inform Members that Sir Ian Athfield, one of New Zealand's finest architects, has passed away in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington Production: New-Look Tracy Brothers Are F.A.B.

ITV and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures today released an exclusive preview of the new-look Tracy brothers from this year’s hotly anticipated new series, Thunderbirds Are Go. More>>

ALSO:

Cardinal Numbers:
Pope Francis Names Archbishop From NZ Among New Cardinals

Announcing a list of bishops to be made Cardinals in February Pope Francis named Archbishop John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington, overnight from Rome. On hearing the news of the announcement, Archbishop John Dew said "This news is recognition of the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the contribution it makes to the global Catholic family." More>>

ALSO:

Nomenclature: Charlotte And Oliver Top Baby Names For 2014

Charlotte and Oliver were the most popular names for newborn girls and boys in 2014... The top 100 girls’ and boys’ names make up a small proportion of the more than 12,000 unique first names registered for children born this year, says Jeff Montgomery, Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriage. More>>

Werewolf: Katniss Joins The News Team

From the outset, the Hunger Games series has dwelt obsessively on the ways that media images infiltrate our public and personal lives... From that grim starting point, Mockingjay Part One takes the process a few stages further. There is very little of the film that does not involve the characters (a) being on screens (b) making propaganda footage to be screened and (c) reacting to what other characters have been doing on screens. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Ko Witi Te Kaituhituhi

Witi Ihimaera, the distinguished Māori author and the first Māori to publish a book of short stories and a novel, has adopted a new genre with his latest book. But despite its subtitle, this book is a great deal more than a memoir of childhood. More>>

Werewolf: Rescuing Paul Robeson

Would it be any harder these days, for the US government to destroy the career of a famous American entertainer and disappear them from history – purely because of their political beliefs? You would hope so. In 1940, Paul Robeson – a gifted black athlete, singer, film star, Shakespearean actor and orator – was one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. More>>

ALSO:

"Not A Competition... A Quest": Chapman Tripp Theatre Award Winners

Big winners on the night were Equivocation (Promising Newcomer, Best Costume, Best Director and Production of the Year), Kiss the Fish (Best Music Composition, Outstanding New NZ Play and Best Supporting Actress), and Watch (Best Set, Best Sound Design and Outstanding Performance). More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news