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

 

Students rally against fees and debt

Students at the University of Auckland will rally today against debt and fees and to express solidarity with fellow students at Canterbury, Massey and Victoria Universities.

The focus of the rally will be the smashing of a debt wall, a symbolic representation of the $3billion that students collectively owe to the loans scheme, although other actions have also been foreshadowed.

“The success of the Canterbury occupation has given a clear indication to students how they can fight back against the continuation of underfunding in the tertiary sector. Students were able to force the university to back down from a 45% fee increase, saving an average of $800 per student,” said Kane Forbes, student protest organiser.

“This is the single biggest concession ever won for students and now Auckland students must act to ensure that our own fees are not subjected to huge fee increases. Our University Council has deliberately decided to set fees after students have left campus for the year. A clear attempt to silence students. This protest is about making sure that we will not be silenced,” concluded Kane Forbes.


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis: Roddy Doyle's Grim and Gritty Rosie

Although it was completed over two years ago, Roddy Doyle's first original screenplay in over eighteen years has only just arrived in New Zealand. It's been well worth the wait. More>>

Simon Nathan: No Ordinary In-Laws

The title of this short memoir by Keith Ovenden is misleading – it would be better called “Bill, Shirley and me” as it is an account of Ovenden’s memories of his parents-in-law, Bill Sutch and Shirley Smith. His presence is pervasive through the book. All three participants are (or were) eloquent, strongly-opinionated intellectuals who have made significant contributions to different aspects of New Zealand life. Their interactions were often complex and difficult... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 


 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland