The Canadian Federation of Students released a set of pre-budget recommendations on how to improve post-secondary education in Nova Scotia yesterday.

The recommendations, prepared by CFSNS with the Association of Nova Scotia University Teachers and the Nova Scotia General Employees Union, indicate ways to improve the quality and affordability of education.

Among the ideas are a hike in per-student funding up to the national average, reduction in tuition fees and the expansion of tuition breaks currently given to Nova Scotian-born students to all students.

According to CFSNS spokesman Jake Byrne, if the provincial government wants to stand by its claim that Nova Scotia is the “university capital of Canada,” changes have to be made.

“We need to make sure we have an educated workforce that can afford to live in the province,” he said.

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