ON college students return to school for extended semester

November 22, 2017

Ontario college semesters will be extended for December and will now stretch into January to make up for class time lost during the five-week faculty strike. The Barrie Examiner reports that the extended semester will require students to cope with new, compressed schedules. “It's going to be tough,” says Georgian College student union president Avery Konda. “I don't think it's impossible, but I think for some programs that are very academic-oriented, like health sciences, it's going to be very difficult.” Konda adds that most students take five to seven courses a semester with three-hour classes, meaning that students have roughly 15 to 21 hours of class time per week to make up in order to advance in their studies. Toronto Star | North Bay Nugget | Barrie Examiner