Graduate completes entire degree in te reo
Almost 100 years after the institution was founded Massey university is celebrating its first student to complete a bachelor’s degree in te reo Māori.
Suraya Goss (Te Ātihaunui-a-Pāpārangi) graduated this week in Manawatū with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in mātauranga Māori, the 21-year-old leaving her mark in te ao Māori even before entering the job market.
“Within the current BA degree and the compulsory papers that are part of it, I found it essentially hard to write in English what I could articulate in te reo Māori more effectively,” Goss says.
The undergraduate says a request to write her assignments in te reo was met with overwhelming support.
Link to article: Milestone Māori: Graduate completes entire degree in te reo - NZ Herald