The Parti Québécois demands that the CAQ government table a plan “aimed at guaranteeing the quality of teaching in higher education establishments”, as well as “improvement in mental health assistance offered to students”.
The PQ leader, Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, also wants the government to study the possibility of setting up hybrid classes “using in particular the rapid tests available”, it is written in a press release from the party released on Sunday.
“Currently, 64% of college students say their psychological health is deteriorating. About 6% even evoke suicidal thoughts! We simply cannot be passive in the face of such numbers. It’s been two months since the government announced new amounts to improve mental health assistance, but nothing has materialized on the ground to date. We do not even know when and how this help will come, ”for his part supported the PQ spokesperson for higher education, Sylvain Roy, who quotes figures from a consultation of the Quebec College Student Federation. last November.
The introduction of hybrid classes is one of the proposals made by the student associations of Quebec.
Last fall, the Minister of Higher Education, Danielle McCann, indicated that she was working on the implementation of certain measures to help students in order to alleviate mental health problems linked in particular to distance studies. and seclusion.