[Sent August 8, 2019]

President Higginson to Minister Fleming and Minister Mark:

“As indicated in the motion’s rationale, applicants in rural communities are often not able to meet the standards for admission to a teacher education program. This includes candidates with undergraduate degrees who indicated that equivalent education was not considered acceptable in the admission process. There is clearly a gap in the present process, and we ask that your ministries work with the BCTC to review these requirements in an effort to improve the admission process for candidates from rural locations.”