Dunedin secondary schools are questioning the costs
associated with competing in the Stage Challenge competition,
with some contemplating boycotting the event in favour of
running their own event for a fraction of the cost.
New Zealand's education and training services sector may soon
face staff shortages, with potential employees finding the
industry less attractive, research from the world's
second-largest human resources service provider shows.
The latest Ministry of Education March roll figures show
Dunedin's primary and intermediate school rolls are the
highest they have been in six years, despite the secondary
rolls being the lowest in 15 years.
The Ministry of Education is being asked to step up and take
responsibility for finding a solution to the city's declining
secondary school rolls, rather than asking the schools'
leaders to solve the problem.