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NWCC and Student’s Union concerned about Adult Ed cuts

The Northwest Community College Student’s Union is worried about the impact of provincial cuts for Adult Basic Education.
The BC government announced in December that it would stop funding the programs which provide high school courses at no charge.
Student union Chair Steve Verblac says charging tuition for College and Career Prep courses at NWCC will put the college at risk.

NWCC says CCP courses will be tuition free until the end of the 2014/15 academic year, but the college’s Director of Communications and Public Relations Sarah Zimmerman says that will likely change in the 2015/2016 academic year.

Zimmerman says the college is also concerned that tuition would create another barrier to student enrollment at NWCC.
The student’s union says total enrollment at the college has decreased from 3,563 full-time equivalent students in 2009 to 2,276 in 2013.

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