Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 8 July, 3, 1946
This is an issue whose importance is self-evident to all students. The present class-room accommodation is inadequate to cope with the increased student population of recent years. The College was originally intended to provide good facilities for about 600 students, but the present roll is over the 2,000 mark. The extreme overcrowding which results is especially exasperating to science and arts students, but its effect is felt generally through all faculties. The only answer is in increased staff and more accommodation, if necessary of a temporary nature. Students and the public must be impressed with the notion that University education fills a vital and expanding need in our community, and there must be no hesitation in applying finances to a project of expansion when its necessity is so patently obvious as at the present time.