More young people are on the road to success under a National-led Government.
One of our priorities is to deliver better public services, and we’ve set challenging targets in education because we want the best for Kiwi children.
We want 85 per cent of all 18-year-olds achieving NCEA Level 2 by 2017, and 98 per cent of all new school entrants having previously participated in early childhood education (ECE) by 2016.
We now have 78.6 per cent of 18-year-olds with a minimum of NCEA Level 2 – up 4.3 percentage points in just two years. That means nearly 1600 more kids in the past two years achieving NCEA Level 2.
Since 2008, there has been a 6.2 percentage point increase for young Maori, and a 5.9 percentage point increase for Pasifika students.
In ECE, participation is up to 95.9 per cent – 3,839 more young kids engaged in learning since mid-2011.
These achievements are giving our young Kiwis so many more options for their futures.