Govt continues support for Canterbury Tertiary Institutions
Hon Steven Joyce
Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills
2012 Media Statement
Govt continues support for Canterbury
The Government will
provide another year of guaranteed funding to the three
Canterbury tertiary education institutions (TEIs),
regardless of enrolment levels, as they recover from the
2010 and 2011 earthquakes, Tertiary Education, Skills and
Employment Minister Steven Joyce announced today.
“The Government and the Tertiary Education Commission
Board appreciate how important it is for these TEIs to
maintain their capacity as the Canterbury region rebuilds
and recovers over the coming years,” Mr Joyce says.
“This decision provides on-going funding certainty for
the University of Canterbury, Lincoln University and the
Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, and allows
them to focus on their long term recovery strategies.”
Mr Joyce says that although overall student enrolments
in the region for 2013 are forecast to pick up slightly, the
Government wants to give the institutions the support they
need to explore and respond to opportunities for the
“The Government is committed to supporting
these institutions address the effects of the earthquakes.
We want the TEIs to be well positioned to make the most of
the opportunities to contribute to the Canterbury regional
recovery,” Mr Joyce says.
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