Newspaper article The Canadian Press

No More Fees for Adult Education, English Language Courses: B.C. Premier

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

No More Fees for Adult Education, English Language Courses: B.C. Premier

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B.C. waives fees for adult, English education

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VICTORIA - The British Columbia government is eliminating tuition fees for adult basic education and English language learning programs across the province.

Premier John Horgan says the move will allow thousands of people to gain the skills they need in order to participate in B.C.'s economy.

The adult program provides high-school level courses at universities and colleges, while the English language learning program teaches English to students who primarily speak other languages.

Fees for the courses were set by each school and capped at $1,600 for each semester of full-time studies.

Horgan says enrolment in the programs dropped nearly 35 per cent after the previous government brought in tuition fees for the learning programs in 2015. …

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