max
°
min
°
Location:
COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am
Ed Sheeran

Wananga numbers down as COVID recovery lags

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

More Stories

While some polytechnics are experiencing an increase in enrollments as people who have lost jobs because of COVID-19 retrain, there has been no such surge in the wānanga sector.

Te Ururoa Flavell, the chief executive of the largest Māori tertiary institution Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, says while his wānanga wasn’t affected by the loss of foreign students, numbers are down.

Unlike universities where the majority of students are young people preparing for a career, tauira Māori are likely to be older with families and juggling jobs and study.

"So there has been a resurgence in the sector in trades and stuff like that but most of our courses are about mātauranga Māori. We have teacher training, most of which starts at the beginning of the year, so we clearly have to adapt and change the way things go on the basis of COVID,' Mr Flavell says.

Te Ururoa Flavell

Copyright © 2020, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

TMP2

TRM Classes
NLC - One More Try - (feat Stanley T) [Official Video]
Opinion: New Oranga Tamariki Footage and censorship a shock - Jacinda must step in now
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Explosive new Oranga Tamariki footage was released on Newsroom late last week and before the weekend, Oranga Tamariki had a Judge censor the footage and have had the story removed on the grounds that it identified the 4 Māori children at the centre of the latest uplift controversy.
Dr Rawiri Taonui | The Largest Pandemic in History and the Race for a Vaccine between the Rich and the Poor
By the end of this year, Covid-19 will be the largest pandemic in human history. Today the world total passed 60 million cases with 1.4 million deaths. On the current 7-day trend there will be 82 million cases and 1.8 million deaths before the end of the year.
Opinion: Oranga Tamariki must be run by Maori - NOW!
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The Children's Commissioner have just released the second part of their report, into Oranga Tamariki, Te Kuku O Te Manawa, and it is damning in its denunciation of the internal processes and decision making that leads to babies taken from mothers at or just after birth.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am