NZQA CEO Good News For Tertiary Education
The New Zealand University Students' Association today welcomed news that Dr Norman Kingsbury would become Chief Executive of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) as "a positive step for tertiary education quality and students".
"Dr Kingsbury has an outstanding knowledge and level of expertise in education quality matters," said NZUSA Co-President Karen Skinner. "He also has considerable management experience, and is keenly aware of student issues and concerns."
"The New Zealand Qualifications Authority
has a vital role to play in maintaining and improving
quality in tertiary education, particularly in an
environment where resources are very stretched and the
temptations to cut quality corners are increasing,"
continued Ms Skinner. "The poor leadership of NZQA over the
past few years has therefore been a source of considerable
concern to us. We are very happy to see someone of such
talent - and one of our alumni - take over this important
position, and we wish him the