Graduates required to know Indigenous perspectives, histories, cultures


Last updated 3/28/2022 at 10:49am


Victoria, B.C.-The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC), is implementing a new graduation requirement for students in British Columbia's K–12 education system.

Expected to take effect in the 2023-24 school year, this requirement will ensure all secondary students complete Indigenous-focused coursework. The program may also broaden to other Canadian provinces.

While more than 90 percent of B.C. students graduate with more than the required number of credits (80) for a B.C. Dogwood Diploma, only about 5 percent have completed any of...

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