Preliminary numbers say 10% of ON college students have dropped out post-strike

December 14, 2017

A preliminary analysis has found that over one in ten full-time college students in Ontario withdrew from their studies during or immediately after the faculty strike, reports the National Post, a percentage that represents over 25,000 students. “The withdraw numbers released today are proof this option was necessary for thousands of students,” said College Student Alliance Communications Manager Emmaline Scharbach. “Students didn't sign up for an extended semester, or condensed courses.” ON Advanced Education Minister Deb Matthews expressed hope that students who took advantage of the tuition refund will return to their studies in the future. National Post | Globe and Mail