Kiwi students will be the first in the world to have a digital teacher enter their classrooms. Will, a digital human avatar will teach primary school students about renewable energy as part of a free education programme offered to Auckland schools by Vector.
Lincoln University is insisting it will retain its name, location and identity in any merger with the University of Canterbury.
The crisis in polytechnics has deepened with the Government bailing out two more institutions, Unitec in Auckland and Whitireia in Porirua. The $65 million advanced to the two is on top of the 33-million given to the West Coast’s Tai Poutini Polytechnic in February.
NZGovt: A new direct-access pathway for students to attend residential special schools will be available later this year.
NZGovt: The Government will provide Unitec with a $50 million loan and Whitireia with a capital injection of $15 million to support them while they work towards securing their long-term financial stability.
TEU: The government’s decision to provide a $15m bailout for Whitireia Polytechnic and moves to replace the joint Whitireia-Weltec council with a commissioner is further evidence of the need to fundamentally rethink the funding, governance, and management models used in the tertiary education sector says the Tertiary Education Union.
Te Rito: ‘The proposals are all about raising the overall quality of early childhood education and improving our young tamariki’s experience in their first 1000 days,’ says Te Rito Maioha Chief Executive, Kathy Wolfe.
ECE: The Early Childhood Council (ECC) Chief Executive Officer, Peter Reynolds, says the ECC supports the review and proposed changes that would better align regulations across the early childhood education (ECE) sector.
Barnardos: Barnardos welcomes Government’s proposals published this week to improve home-based early childhood education (ECE) in Aotearoa New Zealand.
There’s a recurring theme in Wellington Chamber of Commerce business confidence surveys: businesses say find it very hard to access or attract people with the skills they need to do the jobs that need doing.