30 Aug 2017

Students' association praises Labour education policy

From Morning Report, 6:43 am on 30 August 2017

The president of the national University Students' Association Jonathan Gee says Labour's education policy has probably sewn up the student vote. Jacinda Ardern says if Labour leads the next government, study grants will rise $50 a week and the amount students can borrow under the interest-free loan scheme will rise by the same amount. It will also bring forward its plan to cut tertiary fees so anyone starting next year will get their first year free. By 2024, that will be extended to three years without fees.