Provincial government cancels ministerial exams, announces new tutoring platform

By Michael Boriero, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Provincial government cancels ministerial exams, announces new tutoring platform
Education Minister Jean-François Roberge during a press briefing on Friday (Photo : Facebook)

The Quebec government cancelled ministerial exams during a Friday press briefing and unveiled a new online tutoring platform to help students struggling with school work and mental health.
Education Minister Jean-François Roberge was joined by Dr. Richard Massé, who works with the province’s public health department. Roberge also announced the current school year will have two terms, instead of three.
He pushed the first report card deadline date from Jan. 22 to Feb. 5. The two report cards will also be weighted differently, with the first one becoming less important for post-secondary education applications.
“We decided not to go on with those ministerial exams but there will be report cards […] so [teachers] will evaluate all they have to evaluate, so the cegeps will count on the report cards,” said Roberge.
This alters the way teachers need to evaluate their students, the education minister acknowledged, which is why the ministry of education will provide a new essential knowledge document in the coming weeks.
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