News

19/08/2011

New Zealand Qualifications Authority has completed its review of the University Entrance (UE) requirement.  From 2014 there will be a new UE requirement for entry in 2015.

The new UE requirement will continue to be the minimum requirement for entry to university.  "The new requirement, while not a radical change, does raise the bar for university entrance", Mr Haque said.

NZQA Deputy Chief Executive Qualifications, Bali Haque, said the review had recommended five proposed changes to the UE requirement.  The changes ad been made in consultation

19/08/2011

Tertiary Education Minister, Steven Joyce, ha appointed former diplomat, Charles Finny, as the inaugural Chair of Education New Zealand - the new Crown agency established to support and encourage international education.

Education New Zealand will begin operating on 1 September.  Mr Joyce says he is pleased to have someone of Charles Finny's experience and standing to get this vital new agency up and running.

International education is New Zealand's fifth largest export earner, contributing more thatn $2 billion to the economy and upporting

10/08/2011

This year's Aurecon Bridge Building competition finished on Friday with first time entrant, King's College in Auckland, beating high schools from across Australia and New Zealand with an astonishing 129kg load held by its bridge built from balsa sticks, glue, cardboard and string.

10/08/2011

The Ministry of Health has asked that we refer you to the attached letter from the Director of Public Health, Dr Mark Jacobs, concerning the measles outbreaks.

See letter here:  www.minedu.govt.nz/healthmeaslesupdates

10/08/2011

NZQA has completed its review of the University Entrance (UE) requirement.

From 2014 there will be a new university entrance (UE) requirement for entry in 2015.

The new UE requirement will continue to be the minimum requirement for entry to university.

“The new requirement, while not a radical change, does raise the bar for university entrance,” Mr Haque said.

NZQA Deputy Chief Executive Qualifications, Bali Haque said the review had recommended five proposed changes to the University Entrance requirement.

The changes had been made in consultation with representatives from schools and the tertiary sector including Universities New Zealand, universities, Ministry of Education, polytechnics, Industry Training Organisations, among others.