Students Nova Scotia, is calling on the new provincial government to stop paying out the graduate retention rebate and instead improve student financial aid through grants.
Jonathan Williams talks with CBC Information Morning about why the student tax credit program is not working.
Macleans – As schools turn to international students to fill chairs and coffers, concerns grow about English proficiency.
An extensive study on the impact and needs of international students was recently completed by the advocacy group StudentsNS (Nova Scotia). “We’re projecting that, by 2031, if we want to have the same-sized university system we have now in Nova Scotia, we’re going to have to have twice as many international students,” says Jonathan Williams, executive director and author of the study. “You’re going to be looking at almost a third of the student population coming from overseas.”