CEGEPs get funding boost from QC

August 29, 2019

A number of regional CEGEPs will receive a funding boost from the Quebec government, reports the Montreal Gazette. “After several years of dealing with a fragile financial situation, CEGEPs will now have the freedom to implement the measures they deem necessary and thus enable students to succeed, according to their priorities and their needs,” said Education Minister Jean-François Roberge. The Gazette adds that the money will ensure the sustainability of the CEGEP allocation model for several years; ensure greater accountability, flexibility and autonomy in choosing the best means to organize the regional roll-out of school activities; reinforce the importance of research activities and responsibilities of CEGEPs in their communities; provide simpler and more predictable funding; and facilitate infrastructure improvements. Montreal Gazette (QC)