News | Education
14 Nov 2018 6:45
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Education

    Students from low decile schools are unlikely to become doctors, lawyers or engineers, a Weekend Herald report shows

    Students from low decile schools are unlikely to become doctors, lawyers or engineers, a Weekend Herald report shows

    The paper reveals only one in 100 entrants into elite university courses comes from the poorest families.

    One university took just one decile one entrant into its engineering course in five years, compared to 500 from decile 10 students.

    Universities New Zealand chief Chris Whelan says students from deprived areas aren't getting the needed grades or completing NCEA Level 3.

    He says poverty and ethnicity are both linked to inequality, as Maori and Pasifika students from low decile schools have less than a 30 percent chance of going to uni.

    © 2018 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

     Other Education News
     13 Nov: Businesses are coping fine with the teachers' strike, because they've had so much practice at it
     13 Nov: Secondary teachers are also gearing up for strikes
     12 Nov: Primary teachers say it's not all about pay, as they prepare to picket in Auckland this morning
     11 Nov: The ACT Party says reports that teachers union NZEI has declined a pay offer and decided to strike because it already has meeting rooms booked shows it doesn't have the interests of students or teachers at heart
     11 Nov: They say they didn't call off the strike because the venues for union meetings were already booked
     10 Nov: 'I don't know Facebook or Twitter': China's Great Firewall Generation Z cut off from the West
     09 Nov: Japanese university scandal signals broader issue of gender inequality in Japan
     Top Stories

    All Blacks midfielder Ryan Crotty looms as a key cog in the backline, ahead of the top two teams in world rugby squaring off in Dublin this weekend More...

    The Ministry of Justice says it's doing its best to minimise the impact of strike action More...

     Today's News

    Living & Travel:
    Air New Zealand engineers are flying to Los Angeles to solve another headache for the airline 6:36

    Gerard Butler says his Malibu home is now "half gone" because of the damage caused by the California wildfires 6:34

    Joe Perry was rushed to hospital after he experienced shortness of breath during a Billy Joel show on Saturday night (10.11.18) 6:04

    Pippa Middleton has reportedly named her son Arthur Michael William Matthews 21:34

    Stan Lee, Marvel Comics writer, co-creator of the Avengers, X-Men and Spider-Man, dies aged 95 21:27

    A fleeing driver who failed to stop for police in Auckland's Blockhouse Bay sped onto the Southern Motorway sideswiping several vehicles before crashing into a barrier in Mt Wellington 21:17

    Health & Safety:
    Doctors post blood-soaked photos after NRA tells them to pipe down over gun restrictions 21:07

    Kris Jenner has urged her social media following to join her in supporting the California Fire Foundation 21:04

    Kris Jenner has written a heartfelt message to Dream Kardashian to mark her second birthday on Saturday (10.11.18) 20:34

    Leonardo DiCaprio's birthday bash in Beverly Hills attracted a star-studded crowd on Friday night (09.11.18) 20:04

     News Search

    Power Search

    © 2018 New Zealand City Ltd