28 Feb 2012

Awanuiarangi's chief wants to build on success

7:30 am on 28 February 2012

The head of Whakatane based Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi wants to build on a successful Qualification Authority report.

The authority has just published its latest evaluation of the institution and given it the highest rating for educational performance.

It says 95% of Awanuiarangi's students are Maori and that their results greatly exceed national averages.

The wananga's chief executive and vice chancellor, Graham Hingangaroa Smith, says it is good to reflect on what has been achieved.

He says the wananga is really pleased with the results but there is much more to do.

Professor Smith says the aim this year is to look at developing courses which produce a quality work force for the emerging Maori economy.