Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce was today forced to admit the Government’s Budget announcement of a further $113 million for tertiary education was overblown and actual new spending is a mere $7 million, says Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson David Cunliffe.
“On Budget Day, Steven Joyce announced a further $113 million of operating funding over four years for tertiary education.
National must support our future doctors and agree to the calls from the Medical Students’ Association and the Young Nats to lift the arbitrary 7 year cap on student loans for medical and dental students, Labour’s Tertiary Education Spokesperson David Cunliffe said today.
“It’s ridiculous that the next generation of Kiwi doctors cannot complete their studies because of National’s arbitrary 7 year cap.
The chaos created by National’s scrapping of compulsory student association membership may force the 86-year old Union of Students Association to fold, Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson David Cunliffe says.
“National’s 2011 Voluntary Student Membership Act has left student associations with no minimum funding.
A Government rule change denying access to thousands of young Kiwis access to tertiary education is doing nothing to build a smart, fair future, Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson David Cunliffe said today.
“NZQA rules changed by the Government have reduced student enrolments from 71% to 58%, or by about 4000 students as UE has been lifted from NCEA 2 to NCEA 3.