Monday, July 28th34.3°C
21452
21739
Photo: Kelly Hayes
Photo: Kelly Hayes

OC students protest hikes

by Jason Lamb - Power 104 - Story: 36455
Jan 11, 2008 / 6:00 am

Okanagan College students across the valley will be protesting tuition hikes next week.

From January 14 through 16, students will be attending the OK College Board of Governors 'tuition consultation' meetings, voicing their concerns before a vote is taken on the issue.

Federation representative for the Okanagan College Student's Union, Andrew Nelson, says the board is voting on a motion to increase fees by 2%.

"Tuition fees at Okanagan College have stayed frozen for the past two years. Fees at OC are currently the second highest in the province," says Nelson.

He says last year's National Day of Action protest against tuition fee hikes brought thousands of students across the Okanagan together to protest.

"Tuition fees have more than tripled here in the Okanagan since the tuition fee freeze was lifted in 2002."

Members of the students' union hope to convince the board that fees are already too high at Okanagan College, and another increase will make education less accessible.

Provided by Power104 - Kelowna's Best Rock



Read more Kelowna News

21524


Recent Trending





20005




FEATURED Property
199302913100 Cliffstone Court
3 bedrooms 4 baths
$699,000
more details
image2image2image2
Click here to feature your property
Please wait... loading



21244




22486

Kelowna SPCA Featured Pet

Brent
Brent Kelowna SPCA >




20327



21761



Okanagan Quick Links City of Kelowna
Airport Arrivals
Airport Departures
Kelowna Discussion Forum
Kelowna's Cultural District
Kelowna Transit
Kelowna Road Closures
William R. Bennett Bridge
Tourism Kelowna
Central Okanagan
Regional District

District of Peachland
District of Lake Country
Interior Health
UBC Okanagan
Okanagan College
School District 23
Okanagan Regional Library


Kelowna City Council Audio
Audio
July 14, 2014 @ 1:30 pm
Live broadcasts, archives, schedule >


Member of BC Press Council
21881