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Budget update demonstrates renewed commitment to PSE

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Sep 11, 2017 1 min read
The Budget Update announced today by the BC government demonstrates the government’s commitment to increasing access to post-secondary education. Following the recent announcement to eliminate tuition fees for adult basic education and English language learning classes, the Budget Update...
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Adult Basic Education made tuition fee-free again

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Aug 08, 2017 1 min read
Announcement hailed as victory for students after determined campaign effort VICTORIA—Students are celebrating a major victory today for some of British Columbia’s most impoverished students, with the BC government announcement that tuition fees will be eliminated for all adult...
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Throne Speech reverses BC Liberal funding cut to adult basic education

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Jun 23, 2017 1 min read
VICTORIA—Among the many promises and commitments in yesterday’s Speech from the Throne was the announcement that that the BC Liberal government would reverse its funding cuts to Adult Basic Education (ABE). ABE programs, primarily high school equivalent and literacy...
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Literacy funding inadequate in addressing basic education needs

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Nov 29, 2016 1 min read
A recent BC Liberal announcement allocating funding for community adult literacy programs shortchanges the 25,000 Adult Basic Education students at the province’s public post-secondary institutions, say the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators and BC Federation of Students. Two years ago,...
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Standing Committee on Finance again recommends improvements to post-secondary affordability, but will government act?

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Nov 17, 2016 1 min read
VANCOUVER– Following its annual province-wide consultation process, the BC Legislature’s Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services has endorsed students’ call for more affordable education, and the restoration of funding to adult basic education (ABE). “These two recommendations...
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City Proclaims “Adult Basic Education Day” as Tuition Skyrockets

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Sep 12, 2016 1 min read
The City of Vancouver has proclaimed September 12, 2016 “Adult Education Day” as students head back to campuses with even less funding than last year. The implementation of fees and the cutting of funding to adult basic education has...