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High School Diplomas Opening Doors, Creating Opportunities for Adult Learners

Hundreds of adult learners from across the province will be receiving their adult high school diplomas this month, which will open doors to higher education and better job opportunities in their communities.

Close to 450 adults will receive their diplomas at 19 graduation ceremonies over the coming weeks at Nova Scotia Community College, Université Sainte-Anne and adult high schools across the province.

In 2017, government eliminated the fee to take the General Educational Development (GED) test in the province to help even more adult learners continue their studies or connect to the workforce.

Darlene Roy, age 59, will receive her diploma at Queens Adult High School in Liverpool – the same day as her granddaughter, Ataya Roy-Keans.

“Getting my high school diploma is always something I wanted to do. I feel so much better about myself, more confident,” said Ms. Roy. “The program was a great experience. It was like going to school with family. Being able to share it with Ataya and graduate with her was awesome.”

The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning provides free learning programs to Nova Scotians 19 years and over who have been out of high school for more than one year. The programs, offered in English and French in communities across the province, include the Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma for Adults, GED prep courses and many others. With their partners, they also offer many tuition-free adult learning programs across the province.

More than 9,000 Nova Scotians have received their high school diploma for adults through the program since it began in 2001.

To read Ms. Roy’s story, visit https://medium.com/@nsgov/south-shore-woman-achieves-a-long-long-goal-through-adult-learning-7e9fabcce174 .

For more information call 1-877-go-NSSAL (1-877-466-7725) or visit www.goNSSAL.ca .

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Hundreds of adult learners from across the province will be receiving their adult high school diplomas this month, which will open doors to higher education and better job opportunities in their communities.

Close to 450 adults will receive their diplomas at 19 graduation ceremonies over the coming weeks Nova Scotia Community College, Université Sainte-Anne and adult high schools across the province.

Darlene Roy, age 59, will receive her diploma at Queens Adult High School in Liverpool – the same day as her granddaughter, Ataya Roy-Keans.

Ms. Roy says getting her high school diploma is something she always wanted to do. She says the program was a great experience, and being able to share it with Ataya and graduate with her was awesome.

The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning provides free learning programs to Nova Scotians 19 years and over who have been out of high school for more than one year. The programs, offered in English and French in communities across the province, include the Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma for Adults, GED prep courses and many others.

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