Bow Valley College introduces an English proficiency exemption

Removing barriers for newcomers and international students

Calgary, March 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bow Valley College is announcing an exciting change to its admissions process for many international students and newcomers to Canada. Applicants from almost 50 countries around the world are now exempt from taking an English language proficiency test.

“Bow Valley College prides itself on removing barriers to learning. This landmark change provides students from countries where English is the primary language of education the opportunity to realize their academic dreams with a more seamless entry,” says Kara Mott, Dean, Enrolment Management and Registrar, Bow Valley College.

To qualify, applicants must provide transcripts that show completion of required secondary (high school) or post-secondary education. The change applies to virtually all Bow Valley College programs.

“As a former international student, I know firsthand what preparing for an English language proficiency test is like. An exemption for some of our prospective students means one less step, saving them time and money. It will be a game changer,” says Trisha Choudhury, Manager, International Student Recruitment, Bow Valley College.

Please visit our website for a list of countries now exempt from the English language proficiency test and details about the requirements.

About Bow Valley College 
Calgary and region’s only Comprehensive Community College — with 14,000 full- and part-time students, Bow Valley College helps Open Doors – Open Minds to in-demand jobs in Calgary, Alberta, and Canada. Our graduates contribute to the digital economy, careers in business, TV & film production, and serve on the frontlines of healthcare and social services. Bow Valley College invests in three applied research pillars: educational technology, social innovation, and health.


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Health Ministry wants to increase oral health specialists

The secretary of State for Public Health, Carlos Pinto de Sousa, on Monday in Luanda reaffirmed the compromise to increase the number of oral health technicians, coupled with their adequate distribution in the various centres.

The Angolan Order of Physicians controls just over 1,100 dentists countrywide.

The secretary of State for Public Health, who was speaking at the World Oral Health Day commemoration act, marked on 20th March, said that the shortcomings in this specialty area in the country cause many of the oral problem cases to remain untreated, so the authorities are coming up with more efficient measures.

The efforts, he explained, are geared towards the structuring of a basic programme of oral health, with a view to integrating oral health care into primary health care.

Mr Sousa went on to inform that the 2012-2025 National Health Development Plan comprises actions such as the equipping and placing of specialists in the primary, secondary and tertiary care networks, as well as the unveiling of one dental prosthesis centre in every province, plus steeping up awareness campaigns in the communities on oral hygiene and nutrition.

To the secretary of State, a good oral health contributes significantly to a general good condition, well-being and quality of life.

Deficient oral health, he said, causes millions of people to have extreme pains, thus increasing the financial weight on society and affecting severely the quality of life of the population.

In view of this, he disclosed, in 2016 the states approved the 2016-2025 Regional Oral Health Strategy.

Oral health problems are among the most common non-transmissible and preventable diseases in the world.

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)

FAB signs training agreement with Spanish counterpart

Angola Basketball Federation (FAB) and the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) have signed an agreement that will enable Angolan coaches and referees to receive training in June in Luanda, ANGOP has learnt.

It is an agreement of training collaboration between the parties, a statement issued by the FAB has said.

The agreement was signed by the FAB president, Moniz Silva, and Ferran Aril Duran, official of the Spanish federation.

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)