High marks for open university

Editor:

Re: Surrey pools resources for new school, April 4.

Editor:

Re: Surrey pools resources for new school, April 4.

Thanks to Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts for her excellent state-of-the-city address April 3.

But the mayor wasn’t quite right when she said that people with less than a 75 per cent average in high school won’t be admitted into our local universities.

True, they won’t be admitted to SFU or UBC, but our local Kwantlen Polytechnic University is open to all, even those who need to upgrade their basic skills.

I’ve been teaching upgrading courses at Kwantlen for many years; it’s still tremendously satisfying to see people pick up the skills they need, go on to succeed in one of Kwantlen’s many one-, two-, or four-year programs, and then find satisfying careers in our community.

Geoff Dean, Surrey