The B.C. Federation of Students is calling on the province to properly fund adult basic education
Local chapters across the province are looking for support from local governments to make it more affordable for adults to complete their high school education and upgrade their courses.
Lenda Girard represents the student’s federation chapter at Northwest Community College.
She says it’s important to ensure the affordability is available in an area like Terrace because graduation rates are low.
Girard says their campaign, Don’t Close The Doors, currently has 13 municipalities signing letters of endorsement to urge the province to keep adult basic education affordable.
According to Girard, Northwest Community College has seen a decrease as high as 44% in enrollment since cuts were made to make the tuition of adult education free or kept at a minimum.
More information on the campaign can be found here.