27 Jun 2023

Rescue package for universities

From Morning Report, 7:10 am on 27 June 2023

Acting Prime Minister Carmel Sepuloni looks set to front foot a rescue package of sorts for the country's struggling universities who are facing hundreds of job cuts and the axing of some programmes amid falling enrollments.

The loss-making universities blame underfunding for their problems.

The expected announcement follows an open letter, supported by the vice-chancellors of Otago and Victoria, pleading with Education Minister Jan Tenetti for short-term relief.

Carmel Sepuloni spoke to Corin Dann.