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Friday, May 25, 2018

Student loan debtor arrested at border, more warrants sought

The Government is being urged not to scrap a hardline student loan debt arrest policy, following revelations of a fourth defaulter's arrest at the border.

Overdue student loan repayments total $1.2 billion

The total amount of overdue student loan repayments stands at $1.2 billion, up more than 12 per cent on last year, a report presented to parliament has revealed.

Rush to start free tertiary study comes with ‘gaming’ risk

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.

New dean ready for the challenges of the compulsory sector

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.

NorthTec arts student worried potential reprieve for courses comes too late

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.

Briefings: Universities on ‘risky’ building spree

Hundreds of documents briefing new Government ministers on key policies have been released. Herald journalists have been analysing the Briefings to Incoming Ministers (Bims). Here we look at Tertiary Education.

Minister ‘reassured’ after TEC delivers Wintec briefing

The Minister of Education says he is reassured the Tertiary Education Commission is monitoring Wintec closely after a briefing this week.

Opinion: Susan Stevenson – NZ can’t continue to ignore the challenges facing tertiary education

Susan Stevenson says New Zealand cannot continue to blindly believe it doesn’t need to change its strategic approach to higher/tertiary education sector.

Wintec shells out $4m in exit packages for staff

Wintec has shelled out $4million to 221 people in redundancies and settlements over 11 years.

Fees-free tertiary education gets over the line

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.

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Shifting schools sets children back half a year – report

Shifting schools may set children back by about half a year in their learning, a new report says.

Choosing schools