City Backs Restoring Funding for ABE
Prince George, B.C.- ‘Don’t Close the Doors’. That’s the name of a campaign that is aimed at getting funding restored for Adult Basic Education.
The BC Students Federation called on City Council for support to press the Provincial Government to restore funding.
“I witness daily people who have not been able to complete their education for a variety of reasons” said Councillor Murry Krause who said people shouldn’t be held back from basic education because of financial barriers.
The BC Students Federation says since the funding was cut, there has been a significant drop in the number of ABE students at the College of New Caledonia. They claim the drop is between 40 and 60 percent.
Council has unanimously supported writing a letter of support , joining several other communities (including Quesnel) which have already done so.