Selkirk College

Selkirk students in Castlegar and Nelson take action

Selkirk College Student’s Union gathers Tuesday to present their frustrations to the Selkirk College Board of Governors.

The Selkirk College Student’s Union gathers Tuesday to present their frustrations to the Selkirk College Board of Governors.

“With increasing budget costs over the next three years, the situation at Selkirk College can only get worse if our government does not start valuing post-secondary education and funding it properly,” said Sean Mullin, Selkirk College Student’s Union representative with the Canadian Federation of Students.

In a recent press release, the Selkirk student’s union said that they are frustrated by the BC government’s $70 million cuts to post-secondary education.

“These cuts have left Selkirk College with a $1 million budget deficit that has forced the college’s board of governors and administration to propose the elimination of many second year programs,” the union wrote, adding that they believe result of losing complete programs at Selkirk College will mean students will no longer desire to attend the college.

“The loss of second-year programs will negatively affect enrolment. Many current first-year students have said that they would never have come to Selkirk if they had known they would only be able to complete one year of study,” wrote Arielle Roberts, a science student at Selkirk College.

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