While most focus on Joyce’s inability to read costings, the portfolio he presided over for a few years is amidst claims of cheating, pressure on teachers to pass failing students, and now;
NZ Universities about to drop out of top 200. Chancellors cite low per capita student funding. Current Minister says funding has increased but offers no alternative explanation for the drop despite a warning issued last year.
The Universities have never been great on “teaching” but now they are dipping on research too.
Another area with Joyce’s fingerprints all over it.
And finally businesses are starting to tout for clients in Christchurch wiho may have homes with faulty repairs by EQC. While Joyce wasnt Minister for Rebuild he was Minister of MBIE. This includes Building and Housing, building and resource consents and the Building Act and Code.
Are we heading toward a Leaky Home type period for earthquake repaied homes? Fast tracking and loosened regulations?