It is disappointing (NT News 16/12) that so many of our top NTCET graduates are looking to interstate tertiary study, while the CDU prefers to focus on overseas student intakes.
It is both sad and alarming that our local University appears to put so little stock in the tertiary needs of our own (Territory) secondary school graduates.
The 2020 school year ended for urban students yesterday and finishes for remote area students and staff today. All staff deserve appreciation and thanks for the way they have worked hard and given so much to support the children in our schools this year. Our students also deserve plaudits for their resolve and perseverance with study during months of uncertainty.
May our educators and students together with their families have an outstanding Christmas and New Year. And may the 2021 school year be one in which predictability and certainty are restored.