Indigenous on-time graduation rate lowers in school division – Humboldt Journal

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 2019130 Views

December 3, 2019

EAST CENTRAL — On-time graduation rates for First Nations and Métis (FNMI) dropped in the North East School Division for for the 2018-19 year, but remain higher than the provincial average.

The on-time graduation rate for FNMI students in the NESD dropped from 68 per cent in the 2017-18 year to 54 per cent in the 2018-19 year. The overall provincial average for FNMI students also dropped from 45 per cent to 43 per cent.

In the 2018-19 year there were 193 FNMI students in the NESD.

Don Rempel, director of education for the NESD said he’s not concerned about the drop for FNMI students at this time. He said he would be if the “overall trend was down, down, down.”

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