The numbers remain poor for Maori and Pacific Island students when it comes to education outcomes.
Data compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission shows 34 percent of Maori students are leaving school with no qualifications.
It also shows 16 percent of Maori are disengaged from employment, education, and training by the age of 17.
Literacy achievement is also poor, 18 percent of Maori and 16 percent of Pacific Island children aren't achieving basic literacy skills by age 10.
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