April 01, 2016
App to show path to university study
A long running research programme aimed at helping Maori and Pasifika into tertiary study has been turned into an online toolkit.
The free toolkit includes checklists for NCEA attainment and University Entrance.
It embeds data utilisation skills among staff, enables better academic planning, and will help improve engagement with students and their families and whanau.
About 11 percent of university students are Maori and 8 percent are Pasifika.
Chris Whelan, the executive director of Universities New Zealand says universities want to see more young Maori, Pasifika and first in family students taking their place at university.
He says the toolkit will help to shape students’ aspirations and planning, to put more students on a university pathway.
From there, universities can work with these students to ensure they succeed at university.
Mr Whelan says there needs to be a national strategy around career and course planning information so secondary students get quality advice and make informed course choices as early as year 8.
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