Dal, U of King’s College students protest tuition fees

October 21, 2016

Students at Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College protested Wednesday against rising tuition fees and called for free postsecondary tuition nationwide. The students reportedly handed out packages of instant noodles to represent the cost of rising tuition and student debt. “Tuition fees are so high that they [students] can't afford basic necessities like groceries,” said Charlotte Kiddell, the Nova Scotia chair of the Canadian Federation of Students. The protest comes in the wake of a decision by U of King’s College not to raise tuition, while Dal has raised general tuition by 3%. Students also pointed to Ontario’s recent shift toward free tuition for low-income families as a strong step toward a system of free tuition that NS should follow. CBC