Education and Training Act 2020

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281 Duties of councils


It is the duty of an institution’s council, in performing its functions and exercising its powers,—


to strive to ensure that the institution attains the highest standards of excellence in education, training, and research:


to acknowledge the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi:


to encourage the greatest possible participation by the communities served by the institution so as to maximise the educational potential of all members of those communities, with particular emphasis on groups in those communities that are under-represented among the students of the institution:


to ensure that the institution does not discriminate unfairly against any person:


to ensure that the institution operates in a financially responsible manner that ensures the efficient use of resources and maintains the institution’s long-term viability:


to ensure that proper standards of integrity, conduct, and concern for the public interest and the well-being of students attending the institution are maintained.


In addition, Te Pūkenga—New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology’s council must comply with section 97 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 in respect of its subsidiaries.

Compare: 1989 No 80 s 181