Over 165,000 students are today accessing their 2018 NCEA results via the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) website.

Deputy Chief Executive Kristine Kilkelly says the day has been successful with no issues reported.

“Today has been very busy, starting with thousands of students going online early to eagerly see their results. Just under 74,000 students had logged in by 4pm.

“As we expected, thousands of students logged in each hour throughout the day as they checked or re-checked their results and shared them with family and friends.”

However, many students will not receive their NCEA certificates this year because they haven’t paid the $78 fee. According to Newshub over 14,500 students had not paid the NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement) by the December 1 deadline last year.

Abolishing the fee was among the recommendations of the NCEA Review; there is widespread support to get rid of the fee, as it is viewed as a barrier to NCEA.

For those students unhappy with their results, The Correspondence School’s summer programme, Te Kura Summer School offers a second chance.

“A young person might have just missed on getting NCEA by a few credits,” says Te Kura Chief Executive Mike Hollings. “This can be stressful, and set back plans for further study, training or employment. We want to give them another opportunity to succeed.”

The NZQA call centre can be contacted on 0800 697 296 or helpdesk@nzqa.govt.nz.

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