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.

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. ABE provides access to a variety of courses and skills training ranging from basic literacy to adult high school graduation.

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 lowered enrollment at institutions across the province between 20 and 60 percent.

Tuition fees for basic education hurting BC families

BC Federation of Students
BC Federation of Students
Sep 06, 2016 1 min read
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.