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Sir Wira new Tertiary Education Commission chair

Sir Wira new Tertiary Education Commission chair
Wellington, May 25 NZPA - Sir Wira Gardiner has been appointed new chair of the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC).

Petitions on adult education presented

Petitions on adult education presented
Wellington, March 24 NZPA - Opponents to cuts to adult education, including two MPs, had a chance to vent their feelings before a parliamentary select committee today.

Govt Appears To Have Problems Filling The Front Line

Govt Appears To Have Problems Filling The Front Line
By Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Wellington, March 17 NZPA - The Government has increased the number of positions of what it calls front line staff, but figures released today show it is having difficulties filling them.

Courses To Fit National Qualification - Minister

Courses To Fit National Qualification - Minister
Wellington, March 10 NZPA - A review of New Zealand's 6000 qualifications is likely to see courses change to fit a national qualification but there are no plans to slash the number on offer, Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce says.

Students Worry About Tertiary Changes

Students Worry About Tertiary Changes
Wellington, March 10 NZPA - Students are concerned at plans to link university funding to academic success, University Student Association co-president David Do says.

Tertiary Providers' Funding Linked To Pass Rates

Tertiary Providers' Funding Linked To Pass Rates
By Maggie Tait of NZPA

Tertiary Providers' Funding Linked To Pass Rates

Tertiary Providers' Funding Linked To Pass Rates
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, March 9 NZPA - Tertiary education providers will lose some funding if their students suffer high failure and drop out rates and students who fail won't keep getting student loans, new Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce says.

TEC Says It Does Not Know Student Numbers For 2010

Wellington, Feb 18 NZPA - The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) says it does not yet know how the current academic year is looking in terms of tertiary enrolments -- or how close universities and polytechnics are to their "caps" on the numbers of students the Government will fund.

NZQA Relies On Self-Assessment

NZQA Relies On Self-Assessment
Wellington, Feb 17 NZPA - The Government agency which measures the quality of education in New Zealand says it is increasingly relying on tertiary institutions to "own" quality.

NZQA Boosts Computer Power For Exams

NZQA Boosts Computer Power For Exams
Wellington, Feb 17 NZPA - The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) says it has significantly boosted its computing capacity -- even when internet access to exam results is flooded by National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) students.

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