• Dechinta makes expansion an election issue

    • September 17, 2015

    Edge 11 August 2015

    According to Erin Freeland Ballantyne, Dechinta’s dean, the land-based school is still in “ongoing talks” with the GNWT to be recognized as an accredited, degree-granting institution.

    “That conversation is getting bigger in the GNWT, and support for that conversation is ongoing,” said Freeland Ballantyne, before adding: “We’re definitely going to push to make this an election issue.”

    On the table is the Dechinta University Act, which Freeland Ballantyne hopes will be passed by the new legislative assembly. If passed, the act would recognize Dechinta as a degree-granting university.

    It’s a move that Freeland Ballantyne believes is necessary for North’s future.

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