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Top 10 Signs The Qualifications System Is Failing

Top 10 Signs The Qualifications System Is Failing

1. The NZQA introduces unit standards for understanding how the NCEA works.

2. The economics exam is set by leading business investor Jim Anderton.

3. The French exam requires you to translate the Treaty of Waitangi into German.

4. Even Asian kids can't understand the maths exam.

5. The English exam has the following question: "Molesworth and Featherston write a 'satirical' diary of Don Brash which is neither original nor funny. Discuss the implications for the future of political satire in New Zealand."

6. Trevor Mallard lets Associate Minister David Benson-Pope take all the "media opportunities" over the NCEA crisis.

7. Trevor Mallard's latest media release is "New Pukerua Bay cycleway a bonus for Push Play".

8. As an employer, you find it easier to calculate your employees' holiday pay, GST, PAYE and student loan payments than it is to navigate your way through job applicants' NCEA report cards.

9. For the first time in your life you're glad you sat School Cert.

10. People call for George Hawkins to be the new Minister of Education.


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