Adult Basic Education (ABE)

NDP Advanced Education and Skills Critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) says that, as International Adult Learners Week draws to a close, there is little good news in the field to report in this province, thanks largely to recent callous and poorly-considered budget cuts.


Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North), NDP Critic for Advanced Education and Skills, says federal and provincial Conservative plans to change the funding and delivery of Adult Basic Education programs will result in the complete dismantling of an already under-resourced program area.


NDP MHA Christopher Mitchelmore (The Straits-White Bay North) fears the Budget 2013 changes to Adult Basic Education program delivery will impact operations, and possibly the overall viability of the St. Anthony College of the North Atlantic campus.


NDP Advanced Education and Skills critic Dale Kirby (MHA, St. John’s North) wants to know what government plans to do in the wake of an internal investigation that led the department to refer to the police the questions surrounding the delivery of the Bell Island Adult Basic Education program.



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