* There has been a 30 per cent increase in the numbers receiving home teaching. In July 1994, there were 4,074, compared with 3,141 in 1993 and 1,471 in 1989, when figures were first collected.
NEW ZEALAND: The school leaving age is to be raised to 17 on January 1 1998. About Pounds 4.3 million will be spent on buildings and equipment to cope with the extra pupils. The change will coincide with the full implementation of the national qualifications framework.
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