Zero fees: Frank Spencer couldn’t have done a better job

Colour me surprised. Looks like one of the government’s flagship policies, the zero fees policy, is turning out to be a bit of disaster. RNZ reports.

Quote:Official figures show student numbers increased just 0.3 percent this year, which the organisation representing New Zealand’s universities says shows the zero fees policy is not working.End of quote.

Student numbers have increased just 0.3 percent. I can understand a zero-fees policy if it means more students. More students is good. More students means hopefully you get enough students who when they graduate end up benefiting the country and offsetting the cost of the zero fees scheme.

Except student numbers haven’t increased which means as taxpayers we’re just subsidising students who would have gone to uni anyway. Quote:

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