Cégep dropout rates likely increasing after virtual classes

August 30, 2021
Cégep dropout rates seem to be increasing after a year of virtual classes, reports the Journal de Montréal . The number of students at cégeps has reportedly only increased 0.3% this fall, as opposed to 3% last year. Fédération des cégeps President Bernard Tremblay explained that this change likely means students have decided to take time off from their studies and/or have opted not to register due to pandemic uncertainty. The Journal adds that some programs may be threatened by the lack of international students who have not received their study permits yet. The Fédération des cégeps expects to know the impact of this within a few weeks. Journal de Montréal (QC)