While the Government's $857.8 million investment in early
childhood, primary and secondary education over the next four
years has been applauded, an education expert is questioning
whether it is enough.
The Education Review Office has recommended the Ministry of
Education review its formula for guidance counselling funding
in schools after it found some schools were not able to
account for how they were spending the money.
Otago principals are calling for the Ministry of Education to
review the system for paying limited statutory managers (LSM)
following claims some are charging ''exorbitant'' amounts of
money which could be better spent on pupil education.
The final analysis of the Ministry of Education's 2012 NCEA
data shows the percentage of Otago pupils leaving school with
an NCEA level 2 qualification remains among the highest in
the country - and the rates are continuing to increase.