MANITOBA GOVERNMENT PROVIDES $350,000 TO PERMANENTLY EXPAND EDUCATION PROGRAM AT UNIVERSITé DE SAINT-BONIFACE

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Expansion Needed to Help Address Shortage of French and French Immersion Teachers: Reyes

The Manitoba government will provide an additional $350,000 to the Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) to permanently expand the capacity of its bachelor of education degree program to between 60 and 70 students per year, Advanced Education, Skills and Immigration Minister Jon Reyes, Families Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for francophone affairs and Education and Early Childhood Learning Minister Wayne Ewasko announced today.

“Since 2017, USB has been receiving temporary grant funding from the federal government to expand admissions to the program to an average intake of 62 students a year from an average intake of 37 students, but that support is ending,” said Reyes. “This provincial funding will make that expansion permanent, which will help ensure planning stability for the university and help address an ongoing shortage of French and French immersion teachers in Manitoba.”

Full Article here: https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/?archive=&item=53282