An ACT community of more than 200 people has launched a petition to ask the ACT Government to allow students to retake the ACT once they complete their degree.
The ACT Students Union has created a petition with more than 1,000 signatures calling on the ACT Chief Minister, Catherine King, to reconsider her decision to remove the ACT’s compulsory ACT course from the ACT curriculum.ACT Students Union president John Stoddart said he is hopeful the ACT would eventually re-introduce the ACT to the curriculum.
“We need to have a conversation about this and we are not just talking about this in this petition but we have been doing this for over four years now,” Mr Stoddard said.
“Our ACT students are struggling to finish our courses and it’s time that we had the opportunity to do something about it.”
It’s important for students to have the opportunity not only to finish their degree but also get on with their lives.
“That’s why the ACT Students’ Union is now looking to the ACT State Government to make sure that ACT students can return to the courses they are completing.”
Students need to understand that there are still good opportunities for them to complete their degrees in the ACT.
“The ACT Government said it is considering the petition and that the ACT Student Union will meet with the ACT Department of Education and Skills on Thursday to further discuss the petition.
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