CAPE BRETON – Today members of the Post-Secondary Education Coalition (PSE Coalition) will hold a press conference at Cape Breton University to release the results of the 2017 public opinion polling on the state of post-secondary education in Nova Scotia.
“Nova Scotians have made it clear that the cost of a college or university education is too high,” said Aidan McNally, Chairperson for the Canadian Federation of Students – Nova Scotia. “Now is the time for the provincial government to listen to the majority of Nova Scotians and reduce tuition fees.”
This year marks 10 years that the PSE coalition has commissioned public opinion polling. Each poll has shown sustained and growing support for increased funding to our universities and colleges, replacing provincial student loans with non-repayable student grants, and reducing tuition fees.
DATE: Thursday, March 1 2018
TIME: 9:00 AM
LOCATION: Cape Breton University, Multi-Purpose Room CE-241B
“The results show that 95% of Nova Scotians are concerned about the current state of post-secondary education in the province.” Said Teresa Workman, Communications Manager for the Association of Nova Scotia University Teachers. “From high tuition, to the outmigration of our graduates, it is time this government makes meaningful changes to the post-secondary education system.”
Aidan McNally, Chairperson, Canadian Federation of Students-Nova Scotia 902-222-2409
Teresa Workman, Communications Manager, ANSUT 902-410-2671