24 Aug 2020

Study slams low-value tertiary courses for Māori

From Morning Report, 8:44 am on 24 August 2020

Researchers are urging the government to stop funding low-level tertiary courses that put young Māori into debt with no benefit to their future earnings.

They say young people are getting $17,000 student loans for education they could have got for free at school.

The call comes in a study by Business and Economic Research Limited in collaboration with Waikato Tainui, Auckland Council's Southern Initiative and Tokona te Raki: Māori Futures Collective of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. 

John Gerritsen reports.