Witt and iwi work together
Witt has formalised a partnership with two Taranaki iwi to better support Ma¯ ori learners. A memorandum of understanding was formally signed this month at Te Piere, on Witt’s New Plymouth campus, between the polytech and two of the eight Taranaki iwi – Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa and Te Ka¯ hui o Taranaki.
The agreement recognises the importance of the iwi, their hapu¯ and marae to the region and as major stakeholders in education outcomes. It aims to assist Te Atiawa and Taranaki iwi achieve their educational aspirations by providing an environment in which learners will have access to successful outcomes in their chosen fields.
Witt has challenged itself to improve the success rate for Ma¯ ori learners.