“It's not going well all”, say the students of Cégep de Sherbrooke
The Student Association of Cégep de Sherbrooke (AÉCS) will hold a special general assembly on Monday to take the pulse of its students.
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Isabelle Pion La Tribune “It’s not going well”, says the slogan of the Student Association of Cégep de Sherbrooke (AÉCS). So much so that the AÉCS will hold a special general assembly on Monday to take the pulse of its students. The AGE looks at the study context in times of COVID.
“At Cégep, at the moment, measures related to COVID are deteriorating the quality of life of students. We want to take the pulse of the student situation, ”describes Maxime Lachance, AÉCS coordinator.
The meeting was held following the filing of a petition and the testimonies of young people who found the context difficult.
In Maxime Lachance's eyes, certain decisions, such as that of replacing the fall study and supervision week with a break in the schedule for evaluation days, affect students' study conditions. They also want to discuss the multitude of online platforms for holding courses. “We want to know what people think. Moodle, Omnivox, etc. I don't have enough fingers to count them ”, image the coordinator of the association.
The AGE will be held both face-to-face, with limited places at the Cégep, and in virtual mode.
Last Friday, members of the Cégep de Sherbrooke Teaching Staff (SPECS-CSN) denounced the “perilous conditions” in which they have been working since the start of the school year, in particular because of the obstacles caused by COVID-19 . According to the union body, the members show a high level of distress, around 18%. She asks for more resources for the winter session; negotiations are underway with the government.
La Tribune reported Thursday that the University of Sherbrooke has decided to postpone the winter start-up by a few days, in order to offer a little respite to the student community. The psychology and guidance service has also seen a significant increase in its services, i.e. around 19% compared to the start of the 2019 school year.
Public Health reported Wednesday that UdeS and Cégep de Sherbrooke are experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19, both with less than five cases. This is a first outbreak for UdeS.