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He sad it was Labour policy to upgrade technical institutes 80 that anyone with artisan level of knowledge could come to university and get a degree.
Mr Kirk said in the U.S.A., 3.9 per cent of all graduates between 20 and 24 were science graduates.
This was one of the areas, including engineering and management which needed "tremendous growth" in New Zealand.
Mr Kirk said some channelling of bursaries might be necessary in those areas.