Thursday, March 06, 2014

Kwantlen Polytechnic University Loses Provincial ESL Program Funding

16 KPU English as a second language "ESL" instructors were let go earlier this year.

KPU did not receive the expected $1.35 million in domestic ESL funding from BC for 2014.

The reason was that funding for the school's domestic ESL programs will no longer come from BC.

Under the Canada-B.C. Immigration Agreement the domestic ESL programs will become the responsibility of the federal government as of April 2014.

The KPU student association is now looking at ways it can help as the ESL cuts were deemed to be of particular importance by the KSA council.

Read more about the impact of  cuts to ESL programs in Canada.

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