November 11, 2014
Kapa haka course canned
Students who studied kapa haka at the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki between 2009 and 2012 have been stripped of their qualification.
A report commissioned by the Tertiary Education Commission and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority found major problems with the way the polytech ran the National Certificate and Diploma in Maori Performing Arts.
The commission recovered $3.7 million from WITT for money overpaid from 2009 to 2012.
Affected students can repeat the programme in total and resit the required assessments at no cost.
TEC and NZQA are reviewing other tertiary education organisations where there has been a high level of sub-contracting, programmes with very high course and qualification completion rates, and/or courses that have grown very rapidly.
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