VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – It’s never too late to graduate.

Friday night was a special night for 300 people, who have successfully completed high school by taking night classes through the Vancouver School Board.

The ceremony brings together six adult-education centres from around Vancouver.
Adrian Keough, the principal of the Main Street Education Centre, says the celebration highlights the incredible journeys the students have travelled to get to this point.

“A lot of our students are new Canadians and have lived through horrendous stories of living in refugee camps and not being able to go to school in their own countries,” he points out.

And the ceremony is a testament to their potential.

“One of the students at Roberts Education Centre this year, for example, won a $40,000 entrance scholarship to UBC.”

He says a high number of students will go on to post-secondary education.

The Vancouver School Board could be making cuts to adult education, but it shouldn’t affect students trying to get their Grade 12 certificate.