July 26, 2013
Kōhanga paying back course funding
A member of Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust says the organisation is doing everything it can to clear up problems from running two unaccredited courses.
Tony Waho says students who completed the courses will get certificates of achievement from the trust.
There has also been money repaid to the Tertiary Education Commission, which funded the courses in the belief they had been approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
"The audit we had done by lawyers Chen Palmer showed that students who were enrolled in the new courses which were unaccredited and therefore not funded, were transferred and logged on in our system to be shown as enrolled in accredited and therefore funded courses and that has major implications for the trust which we are working through," Mr Waho says.
The Kōhanga Reo National Trust needs its house in order so it can get on with negotiation its future relationship with the Crown.
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