Tertiary providers "gaming" the system and people delaying enrolment until two years of free study is offered are some of the risks of the Government's new fees-free scheme.
Associate Professor Mark Barrow, incoming Dean of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland, talks about his vision for New Zealand’s largest provider of education and social work qualifications.
A NorthTec arts student says while there is some hope following the polytech's final restructuring decisions she is still worried for the future of her course.
The Minister of Education says he is reassured the Tertiary Education Commission is monitoring Wintec closely after a briefing this week.
Susan Stevenson says New Zealand cannot continue to blindly believe it doesn’t need to change its strategic approach to higher/tertiary education sector.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins says fees-free tertiary education and industry training will kick-off next year for some 80,000 students. However, National's tertiary education spokesperson Paul Goldsmith has "grave concerns" about the policy and its impact on tertiary education, apprenticeships, export education and the wider economy.
All New Zealanders who have done less than half a fulltime year of post-school education or training will be eligible to study fees-free next year.
Tertiary education featured prominently during the election campaign, and policies to increase student support significantly are a key component of the new government’s 100 day plan.