The Ombudsman, Professor Ron Paterson, has released a ruling supporting the Teachers Council after it refused to register a group of new ECE teachers due to concerns over their language standards.
The students had graduated from private Auckland-based educator, the New Zealand Tertiary College which is owned by the same people as own the Kindercare chain of commercial childcare centres.
The college runs a number of early childhood teacher courses including a Bachelor of Teaching (ECE) course, which these students had studied. Read more
Today, students wishing to enrol are required students to sign a form stating that they know that even after the successful completion of their qualification, NZ Tertiary College will not guarantee the qualification will be recognised and they may not be granted registration as a teacher.