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Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ decision to formally dissolve the combined council of WelTec and Whitireia and appoint a commissioner in its place is a clear sign that New Zealanders cannot afford for the current model of tertiary education provision to continue any longer, and that change is an urgent priority, the Tertiary Education Union said. Taking effect yesterday, the new commissioner Dr. Neil Barnes’ appointment highlights...

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Education Minister Chris Hipkins’ decision to formally dissolve the combined council of WelTec and Whitireia and appoint a commissioner in its place is a clear sign that New Zealanders cannot afford for the current model of tertiary education provision to continue any longer, and that change is an urgent priority. Taking effect yesterday, the new commissioner Dr. Neil Barnes’ appointment highlights two important lessons – first, that...

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Staff must be involved in determining the future direction of WelTec and Whitireia, the Tertiary Education Union said after Education Minister Chris Hipkins made a preliminary decision to appoint a commissioner to oversee the institution, thereby dismissing their joint council. The Council has up to 21 days to reply before the decision is finalised, and have said they will do so quickly. In announcing his decision to appoint a...

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Press release 18 September 2018 Future for two ITPs lies in commissioner connecting to staff and communities Staff at Whitireia and Weltec polytechnics are resigned to the fact that the Minister of Education will be appointing a commissioner to replace the council overseeing both institutions but they are shocked by the poor financial positions of the institutions. In announcing his decision to appoint a commissioner Minister Chris...

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31 August 2018   Hon. Chris Hipkins Minister of Education Parliament Buildings Molesworth Street Wellington   Tēnā koe e te Minita, We want to thank you for the time you spent with staff at our institutions and for your clear support of community tertiary education provision through investing in Whitireia at this difficult time. Staff at both WelTec and Whitireia were surprised by the events of the last two weeks as we had...

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Latest cash injection for polytech signals need for major change Press release 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. TEU president Sandra Grey...

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