11 Oct 2021

Tertiary providers given deadline to fix persistently low pass rates for Māori, Pasifika

From Morning Report, 8:23 am on 11 October 2021

Universities, polytechs and wananga have been given 10 years to end the persistently lower pass rates for Māori and Pasifika students.

It's the third time in the past decade the Tertiary Education Commission has set a deadline for parity. 

This time it wants tertiary institutions to make large-scale changes and is hinting at fines for failure.

Education correspondent John Gerritsen reports.