Cuts would put education quality at risk

The results are in from the National Tertiary Education Union’s survey on the state of the nation’s universities, with a clear message that things are crook on campus. Some 13 500 university workers, split close to evenly between academic and professional staff participated and they agreed that managements in general are hopeless, with just 27 per cent expressing confidence in the people who run their various universities. Just 8 per cent thought the system could take a funding cut “without damaging the quality of education.” And 84 per cent agreed “universities are under too much pressure to make money, reducing the quality of education.”



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