4 Oct 2009

Night classes now at only 50 schools

6:09 am on 4 October 2009

Only 50 schools are to get Government funding for night classes.

Community Learning Association says night classes will be decimated.

The Government has cut a community education budget by 80%, or $13 million.

Schools are now being notified by the Tertiary Education Commission whether their applications for funding, under new critieria, have been successful.

It had applications covering 75 schools.

No schools in Southland, Hawkes Bay or Manawatu applied. The commission won't say yet what other areas have missed out.