However David Benson-Pope is refusing on the basis of not wanting to apportion blame at this stage. Yeah I bet he doesn’t, but don’t you think perhaps fixing a system which has done over several thousand students is worth doing.
The SPA points out it was snubbed by NZQA when it offered to work on a committee overseeing implementation of scholarship.
And to top it off we have a checker saying the exam checking process was a disaster waiting to happen.
So we have principals, teachers, students, exam checkers, and parents all saying the system has broken down and needs fixing, a but Minister who is doing a King Canute and refusing to have an independent inquiry.