13 Aug 2019

Institutes face penalties for poor Māori and Pasifika results

From Morning Report, 8:52 am on 13 August 2019

Twenty tertiary institutions including a university and a wananga were threatened with having $9 million cut from their budgets this year because of poor pass rates for Māori and Pasifika students.

Nineteen of the organisations made plans to improve their results and got most - or all - of their funding restored. Just one, a private training provider, did not do that and lost $36,000 in government funding.

Education correspondent John Gerritsen reports.