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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 18, No. 10. July 15, 1954

On Abolishing Accrediting . .

On Abolishing Accrediting . . .

It is well agreed at this stage that the system of accrediting for University entrance should be abolished. The arguments against it are legion, with the Universities already hopelessly overcrowded, the excessive number of entrants under this scheme who fail during their first year, and who are unqualified to undertake a university course, mean thousands of pounds wasted each year, and means generally a major lowering of the entrance standard, to the detriment of true scholars in "pass classes". We hope that the College Council will recommend to Senate that this scheme be abolished as from next year, as it is evident that it has not fulfilled the purpose for which it was intended.

B. C. Shaw.