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Provincial funding discontinuation looms for northern teacher’s program – MBC
by pmnationtalk onAugust 22, 2016726 Views
August 22, 2016
A representative from the Northern Teachers Education Program says they still aren’t sure how provincial funding cuts to the program will affect them, but assure classes will resume as normal.
In July, NORTEP was informed in a letter that provincial government funding to the program would be discontinued in 2017 and redirected to other post-secondary institutions, said program spokesperson Jennifer Malmsten.
However, Malmsten said she wanted to dispel rumours on the program completely shutting down.
“A number of people had heard that NORTEP is closing completely. That’s not true,” she said.
“As far as the students go, it’s business as usual. They’re still going to have classes, they’re still taking them from the U of S or the U of R, they’re still convocating from the universities. There’s no change for the student body.”