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Otago Univesity Votes To Attend National Forum

Otago University Council voted today in front of a full crowd of students to support and participate in a National forum which shall examine issues of tertiary funding and quality. The forum, which was proposed by Canterbury University last week after a two day Registry Occupation, aims to bring students, staff and management from around the country together to discuss publicly many of the huge problems tertiary institutes and their staff and students are facing under the present government policies. The forum is planned to take place two weeks before the upcoming election and is expected to issue public statements of concern about tertiary education under present government policies.

“I’m really excited that people around the country are acknowledging both the importance of tertiary education and the real social cost that the present iniquitous policies are having upon universities and their students.” Said President of The Otago University Students' Association, Steve Day. “I hope other Universities can join now in expressing their support of the need for this forum. University councils, students and staff from around the country have been unanimous in their dissolution towards government tertiary policy. This will be the ideal opportunity for us to pass on this message with one voice to the government and to the wider public”

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