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Local MP Barbara Kuriger says that more of our kids in Taranaki-King Country enrolled in early childhood education and gaining NCEA Level 2 is something parents will be very happy to hear. 

In March 2016, the TKC enrolment rate for ECE was at 95.8 per cent, up from 94.9 per cent in 2015. Along with this, in 2015 79.7 per cent of 18-year-olds in TKC achieved NCEA Level 2, up from 77.8 per cent in 2014.

"This means good things for the futures of local kids. Our teachers and students are working hard and the results are showing,” Barbara Kuriger said.

“In recent months I have been visiting a number of our schools across the electorate, both urban and rural, and I am consistently impressed with the achievement of our youth.

“Right from the increased enrolment in ECE, which we know is fundamental to growth and development in our children, through to leaving secondary school for either tertiary education or the workforce – our teachers and communities are contributing to the success of all Kiwi kids.

“The Public Achievement Information tells us that in 2015, 83.3 per cent of 18-year-olds achieved NCEA Level 2 across New Zealand – that’s about 38,000 more kids than in 2008 achieving a qualification which will help prepare them for further study or work.

“This information is helping teachers provide the right support to the right students, and keeping parents and communities informed.  We all have a part to play in the achievement of our local students,” Barbara Kuriger said.

For more information visit www.educationcounts.govt.nz

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