Majority of francophone students interested in pursuing PSE

April 30, 2009

According to a new report, 87% of francophone high schools seniors in Canada intend to pursue PSE. Over 64% reported the likelihood of pursuing higher education in French, and nearly 56% would like two-thirds of more of their studies to be in French. Students surveyed cited several barriers preventing access to French-language PSE: weak grades in French; distance from post-secondary institutions; preference for English, and a limited number and funding of bursaries. The report's authors say the findings indicate a need for governments to do more to guarantee that the nation's French-language PSE network is comprehensive and complete. CMSF News Release | Times and Transcript | Read the executive summary