Graduation timeline uncertain for hundreds of NS education students during teachers’ strike

January 12, 2017

“Education students at five Nova Scotia universities are at risk of not graduating this year as work-to-rule job action continues in classrooms,” reports the Chronicle Herald. The Association of Atlantic Universities reports that there are nearly 600 education students who currently need to complete a practicum in order to graduate with a Bachelor of Education. AAU Executive Director Peter Halpin says that the province’s universities are “deeply concerned” about the effects that work-to-rule could have on students, adding that “the seriousness of this issue and its potential long-term impacts cannot be understated.” University leaders have reportedly met with provincial officials to explore potential remedies to the situation. Chronicle Herald