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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 22, No. 10. September 14, 1959



Much is now expected of the Committee of Inquiry now about to look into the universities of the country. The Senate and the various Councils, the national and local A.U.T., as well as the Department of Education, are in labour, producing submissions.

It is doubtful if an advisory body such as the Committee can instil a will into the government and community which is not there in the first place. Indeed, past events do not encourage hope.

The last similar body, the Reichel-Tate Committee of 1925, made many recommendations which, if they had guided subsequent policy, would have saved us from our present desperate straits. But its Report was pigeon-holed and matters steadily got worse.

Whether matters improve does not rest with Committees, however eminent, but with the citizens of this country, particularly those most affected, you yourselves.

There are, after all, some 14,000 students in this country, as against only 760 university teachers. Whether you ever get proper university education, or just go on getting one-to-nineteen or worse, depends on you.

"Universities must keep abreast of the times," says Sabrina.

[Photo. Barry Durrant, "The Dominion"

"Universities must keep abreast of the times," says Sabrina.