August 19, 2016
High expectations produce results
Education Minister Hekia Parata says relentless expectation is helping to raise Maori educational achievement at every level and particularly the National Certificate of Education Achievement.
The Education Ministry has released new inforgraphics on the 2014-15 New Zealand education profile that shows the level of Maori aged 18 who have NCEA 2 up 3 points to 71 percent,
That compares with 77 percent of Pasifika students and 87 percent of Pakeha students.
Ms Parata says Maori are showing the highest rate of improvement, and when National came into Government less than half of Maori 18-year olds were leaving school with the minimum qualification.
"What I’m requiring of our education system is that it lift it's performance for every one of our young people and in particular for those who have been left behind in the past, Maori are showing that with focus, with support they are going to be real achievers and are achieving well," says Hekia Parata.
Ms Parata says more than 9000 young Maori now have better chances at life because they passed their NCEA.
The Public Achievement Information infographics are on the Education Ministry website.
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