Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Ogilvy: Replace NZQA, ERO etc with one body

Friday, 6 May 2005

Ogilvy: Replace NZQA, ERO etc with one body

It's time to get rid of the NZQA, the Education Review Office and the Teachers' Council and create one body to maintain educational standards in all schools, United Future's Bernie Ogilvy said in response to today's review of the 2004 Scholarship exam fiasco.

"We need one organisation that covers it all - the Educational Standards Authority - rather than this piecemeal hash of left and right hands flailing about while the education of our young suffers," Mr Ogilvy, United Future's education spokesman, said.

"What the State Services Commission review found was that the difficulties in the scholarship exams were a result of organisational failures at NZQA.

"This is not the first time NZQA has been in the firing line over its implementation of educational standards. Public confidence in it bombed through debacles at Cambridge High School and obfuscating on NCEA non-achievement results - or put simply, failures.

"But frankly, the ERO and the Teachers' Council have also proved themselves weak and ineffective.

"A one-stop Educational Standards Authority would bring about the accountability desperately needed within the education sector." (United Future's NCEA 10-point plan can be found at )


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word. In reality, Peters will have power only up to the point that he uses it.

By next week, he’ll have become just another junior player in an MMP governing arrangement, battling to hold onto the gains he was promised. More>>


Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election