Minister acknowledges resignation of Secretary for Education
Hon Hekia Parata
2012 Media Statement
Minister acknowledges resignation of the
Secretary for Education
Hekia Parata today acknowledged the resignation of Secretary
for Education Lesley Longstone, and thanked her for her
efforts leading the Ministry.
resignation was announced this afternoon by State Services
Commissioner Iain Rennie.
“I acknowledge Ms
Longstone’s efforts during her time at the Ministry,” Ms
“It has been a difficult period and
there have been a series of tough issues to deal with.
“Our Government is working hard to ensure that all our
children get a better education. I continue to be focused on
raising achievement in our schools so that our kids have the
opportunities they need to reach their potential.
“I will be making no further comment on the departure
of Ms Longstone.
“I wish her well for the
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