Adult Basic Education made tuition fee-free again

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Aug 08, 2017 2 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...

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...

BC Budget takes steps to ease burden of student debt

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Feb 22, 2017 1 min read
Students and their families will finally feel some relief following yesterday’s provincial budget. After years of rising tuition fees and record levels of student debt, Budget 2017 announces a reduction in interest charged on student loans.“Students are pleased that...

BC Throne Speech gives students more of the same — nothing.

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Feb 16, 2017 2 min read
This week’s Throne Speech foreshadowed another provincial budget that will continue to ignore students and their families who are struggling to access college and university with ever increasing fees and insufficient financial aid.“BC students are graduating with an average...

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,...

Recommendation for improving the BC Post-Secondary Education System

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Oct 21, 2016 1 min read
Post-secondary education and training is an integral component of BC’s economic framework and amongst the most important social programs provided by the BC government. The BCFS submitted the following recommendations to make secondary education more affordable and accessible in BC.

Adult Basic Education in BC 2015

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Sep 19, 2016 1 min read
Adult basic education (ABE) is the provision of elementary and secondary level education to adults through BC’s K-12 school system and most public post-secondary institutions.

Tuition fees for basic education hurting BC families

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Sep 06, 2016 1 min read
VANCOUVER – As classes begin at colleges and universities across British Columbia, enrollment numbers show thousands of adult learners trying to access high school upgrading courses are being left behind. In December 2014, the Christy Clark government eliminated funding...

Students hail announcement of bus service along BC’s Highway of Tears

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Jun 19, 2016 1 min read
PRINCE GEORGE—Students taking classes at colleges and university campuses along BC’s notorious Highway of Tears are eager for the implementation of the BC government decision to provide bus service along the road, which connects Prince George and Prince Rupert....