Taxpayers front $11m bill for failed training schools

By on November 7, 2016
Taxpayers front $11m bill for failed training schools

Newshub can reveal taxpayers have shelled out millions of dollars to training schools that broke Qualifications Authority rules, and then, when investigated, shut up shop.

Taxpayers have paid more than $11 million to six failed private training schools, all of which broke NZQA rules and then cancelled their registrations.

The schools breached rules in a number of ways, including not having qualified teachers, entering into unapproved sub-contracting arrangements, students failing to meet English language requirements and financial mismanagement.

One school in Southland got $9.1 million in funding for courses but didn't even deliver the programmes it promised. It then went into liquidation.

Read the full article by Michael Morrah > Newshub -