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Consultation Needed With School Of Biz Students


A survey currently undertaken by the SOB (Christchurch College of Education, School of Business) Action Group is reflecting that any merger with process must involve consultation with SOB students, the primary stakeholders.

"We demand that Trevor Mallard explains why TAMU (Tertiary Advisory Monitoring Unit) approved a sales process that TEC (Tertiary Education Commission) has now reneged on", said Jackie Christie, spokesperson for the SOB Action Group today.

"We invite Trevor Mallard, to come down here and explain to 1150 students why a successful, profitable thriving organisation, that models the behaviour it expects it’s students to exhibit in business, should be closed, or merged with a polytechnic." From the perspective of a second year business students "it does not seem logical to even consider any option, other than to merge with a university, given the high status that the Bachelor in Business Management holds, both from the perspectives of the students and of the business community."

Findings so far indicate:

Students commenced studies at the SOB, because of its affiliation with Griffith University, in having degree status.

Students commended studies at the SOB, because they could step up to a Degree Programme from a Diploma Programme.

Students like the small classes, personalised and applied teaching environment and being taught by highly qualified lecturers.

The SOB Action Group will continue to seek justification from Trevor Mallard as to "why the TEC continues with an agenda, without any consultation with its stakeholders."


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