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.


Shannon van Leenen, Senior Media Relations Specialist
Bow Valley College

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Angola participates in III World Human Rights Forum

Angola is participating, since this Monday, in the III World Forum on Human Rights that takes place until Friday, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The Angolan delegation to the meeting includes, among other personalities, the secretary of State for Human Rights and Citizenship, Ana Celeste Januário, and the Deputy Ombudsman, Aguinaldo Cristóvão.

Ana Celeste Januário will intervene in two panels to talk about the National Strategy for Human Rights and the National Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings.

The World Human Rights Forum is a global event that debates the main advances and challenges regarding Human Rights.

The event has at the center of the debates the respect for differences, social participation, reduction of inequalities, promotion of equity, social inclusion, human mobility, women, gender, and human trafficking.

Over 150 international speakers will participate in the forum, opened by the Argentine President Alberto Fernandez.

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)

Head of State designates judges for Supreme Court vacancies

President João Lourenço on Monday designated eight judges to integrate the Supreme Court.

The said justices, also known as counsellor-judges, are Anabela Couto de Castro Valente, António Fernando Neto da Costa, Artur Domingos Gunza, Inácio Paixão, Maria Guiomar Vieira Dias Gamboa Craveiro, Paciência Graça Diaquiesse Dondeiro Simão, Pedro Nazaré Pascoal e Raúl Carlos de Freitas Rodrigues.

According to a note from the President’s Press Office, this presidential move happens in sequence of a proposal made by the Higher Council of the Judicial Magistracy, aimed at filling vacancies in the organ.

Meanwhile, in a different Decree, President João Lourenço dismissed António Fernando Neto da Costa from the position of Deputy Secretary of the Cabinet Council, having appointed, in his stead, José Maria Varela Gomes Borges.

The Head of State also relieved from his duties Francisco João de Carvalho Neto from the position of Presidential Secretary for Judicial and Juridical Matters.

João Lourenço also appointed Edilson Paulo Agostinho to the post of Presidential Secretary for Judicial and Juridical Matters.

Source: Angola Press News Agency (APNA)