Nova Scotia waives GED test fee

The Nova Scotia government is waiving the fee for those taking the General Education Diploma (GED) test.

The move, which is retroactive to January 1st, was announced in October's Speech from the Throne.

Labour and Advanced Education Minister Kelly Regan says nearly 550 Nova Scotians who didn't graduate high school earned their GED last year.

Previously, the cost per GED test was $16 U.S. with the province paying $6 and the test writer paying $10.

For people who wrote all five tests, the cost was $50 U.S.

Government also says participants can register with the adult education system to get help preparing for the test, which could include developing a learning plan or job plan.