“..Education Minister Hekia Parata has been forced to abandon a claim that National has presided over a 15 per cent increase in teachers –
– after revelations that Novopay clouded the numbers.
Parata has been quoted for several months saying that, under the present Government ‘teacher numbers have gone up by 15 per cent’.
But inquiries by The Dominion Post have shown most of the increase stems from a payroll error..”
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