Te Rito Maioha (ECNZ) has had a 30 percent increase in domestic enrolments compared with the same time last year.

“It’s been heartening to see the strength of domestic enrolments across the motu, which is testament to people either choosing a teaching career or deciding to upskill in their teaching careers,” says Chief Executive Kathy Wolfe.

“Of note, we have had an increase of 33 percent in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) He Tohu Paetahi Matauranga. We have also had almost twice the expected enrolments in the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) Tohu Paetahi Whakaakoranga (Primary), which is a new programme this year.

Kathy says they have already exceeded their funding plan and still have mid-year enrolments to come. She is optimistic that enrolments will continue to exceed expectations, “which is great news for initial teacher education, the teaching workforce and employers”.

“Over the last few years, Te Rito Maioha has invested significantly to ensure we can deliver high-quality tertiary education online,” she says.

“This approach paid off through the challenges presented by Covid-19. We were ready and able to deliver seamlessly online, continuing to stay connected and engaged with our students | tauira without any disruption to their learning.”

“Some tauira may be feeling a bit overwhelmed taking on new study this year, especially at the beginning,” adds Kathy, “but we focus on providing all the pastoral care required to support them on their learning journey.”

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