December 16, 2019
Maori given voice in tertiary education reform
The Government has appointed a group to work with it on tertiary education policy from a Māori community and employer perspective.
Te Taumata Aronui will be chaired by Māori Language Commissioner Wayne Ngata and includes Awanuiārangi head Wiremu Doherty, independent researcher Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, game designer and Māori Television director Maru Nihoniho, Iwi development specialist Mereraina Piripi, Te Mangai Paho chair Eruera Prendergast-Tarena, Watercare board member Brendon Green, and National Māori Students’ Association tumuaki Mamaeroa Merito.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins says the Group will provide independent recommendations and advice to Ministers.
It will also work with officials on how tertiary education can better respond to the needs of Māori learners, communities and employers and help improve learner and community outcomes.
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