Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 

‘ATSA gives C grade for latest loan statement’

‘ATSA gives C grade for latest loan statement’

The most recent student loan forecast passes but ‘could do better’ says the Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association.

“If the Labour/Progressive government’s policy changes have brought about a 2.6 billion dollar reduction in loan debt by 2020, then imagine how much will be saved when the issue of students’ borrowing to eat and sleep is addressed,” says Julie Pettett, President of ATSA

“The student loan scheme annual report for the year to 30 June 2003 makes for interesting reading but can the projections be relied upon. Let’s be realistic, will taxpayers really be thanking this government for ‘saving’ 2.6 billion dollars when the actual loan debt will be more than five times that much?”

“Increase both the amount and eligibility of student allowance and the horrendous debt will reduce… it’s that simple.” Pettett says.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

NZ Festival : The NZSO Goes To The Disco and more...

In the endless, anguished debates about how to make classical music more relevant to new audiences, proposals are often put forward to strip away certain elements – reduce the formality ... More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis: Charlotte Yates' Mansfield Project

Katherine Mansfield's vapid verses are of even less interest than her over-rated short stories, but Yates has risen to the challenge of producing a fascinating compilation album by a variety of musicians to accompany her poetry. More>>

Howard Davis: Dazed & Confused by Beats

Beats is both a coming-of-age tale and a romantic movie about endings, set to a nostalgic backdrop of the disappearing tail of the UK's illegal rave scene. More>>

Howard Davis: And The Oscar Goes To … Parasite
For its deliciously dark wit and genre-bending ingenuity, Bong Joon-ho's latest movie has just won four out of a potential six Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay and Director. Only ten foreign-language films have previously been nominated for Best Picture and none have won before. More>>

Howard Davis: 1917's 1,000 Yard Stare

Sam Mendes has created a terrible and barbarous trek, one that we appreciate all the more for being catapulted right into the midst of this ear-splitting melee from the film's opening sequence. More>>

Howard Davis: 1917's 1,000 Yard Stare

Sam Mendes has created a terrible and barbarous trek, one that we appreciate all the more for being catapulted right into the midst of this ear-splitting melee from the film's opening sequence. More>>

Over 150 Productions: NZ Fringe 2020 Has Launched

The upcoming festival will be held at 40 venues all over Wellington Region from 28 February to 21 March, and includes every genre possible—theatre, comedy, dance, music, clowning, cabaret, visual art, children’s shows and more! More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 


 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland