NV MLA questions education minister over late, incomplete transcripts for students

Iqaluit-Tasiluk MLA George Hickes has raised concerns in the Nunavut Legislature about students who were unable to enrol in postsecondary studies because of late and incomplete transcripts. Hickes questioned Education Minister Pamela Gross about the issue, stating that this is the second year that transcripts have been late or incomplete. Several students have reportedly had postsecondary applications denied as a result of incomplete transcripts, in turn preventing them from pursuing further education for the time being able to enrol. Nunatsiaq News reports that recent issues with transcripts stem from a ransomware attack on a service provider for the Department of Education, and CBC adds that the situation was also affected by a switch from outdated information systems in January. “These escalated files are our top priority,” said Gross “We’re happy to work with individuals to ensure their transcripts are the most accurate.”

CBC | Nunatsiaq News