How private is your mail?

The trend to “contracting out” has reached a ridiculous stage if the Post Office is now being used by the Government to “collate” high school examination papers after they have been marked, as stated in this story from today’s Press.

Post Office workers must not be permitted to read anyone’s mail, and especially when it is something as personal as a student’s examination papers.

The National Qualifications Authority needs to ensure students that their examinations will be handled only by people with a professional interest in their education.

And NZ Post needs to reassure the public that its only interest in the mail is getting it to its correct destination as quickly as possible.