to end disparities between pass rates of Māori, Pacific students and others
The Tertiary Education Commission has given universities, polytechnics and other tertiary institutions 10 years to end persistent disparities between the pass rates of Māori and Pacific students and those of others.
It's the third time in the past decade the commission has set a deadline for achieving parity.
In 2012 the commission wanted to eradicate disparities in polytechnics by 2015 and in universities by 2018. But that didn't happen. In 2018-19 the commission aimed to achieve parity within five years and fined institutions that failed to improve. But it quietly dropped that deadline and last year introduced the 10-year target.
Tertiary Education Commission deputy chief executive, Learner Success Ōritetanga Directorate,
Paora Ammunson, said past attempts at tackling the disparities had failed because they were based on isolated interventions.