Students who want to study a particular subject in high school and university will find it difficult to do so if they don’t have an academic guidance provider in their area, according to an article published today by the Globe and Sunday Times.
The article, “Top 100 Students in Canada,” looks at the number of students who attend a single academic guidance centre in the province and the percentage of students from high-income families who also apply for a place there.
It shows that while students from higher-income households are more likely to be admitted, the gap is wider in terms of enrolment.
In 2012-13, the average age of students at the Ontario Department of Education’s College of Education and Training (CET) was 19.8 years, according the census.
In 2013-14, the median age was 21.6 years.
In 2015-16, it was 22.3.
For students from low-income backgrounds, the figure was 14.6.
For those from middle-income, it ranged from 7.4 to 8.4.
Among those from low and middle income families, the percentage applying was about two-thirds.
Of the students who attended a single educational guidance centre, the majority were from low to middle- and high- income backgrounds.
For seniors, the figures were even worse, with one-quarter of seniors applying for a centre.
A large proportion of students applying were from families with incomes below the provincial poverty line.
For some of these students, they were looking to move away from school and into a position where they could work full-time.
In fact, the number who applied to a single centre in Ontario was one-third higher than those who applied in other provinces.
While the number applying for centres increased in 2015-2016, the proportion of seniors who applied was almost double what it was in the prior years, said a spokesperson for the Education Ministry.
While there were significant changes to the admissions process between 2012-2013 and 2015-2018, a similar trend appears to be continuing, said the spokesperson.
The spokesperson said there are many reasons for this.
The number of eligible students is also increasing, but the average number of admissions per centre increased by just two per cent between 2012 and 2013, and two per point between 2015-2017 and 2016-2017.
“The majority of students enrolled at these centres are high- and middle- income students,” the spokesperson said.
“These students are more often admitted in higher numbers because they have access to additional resources, including academic support.”
The spokesperson added that the number and proportion of applicants is a good indicator of the quality of the program.
“It shows the level of quality of program, the quality and consistency of the admissions and the number students who actually participate in the program,” she said.
According to the spokesperson, the program is very well-funded, with a significant number of funds coming from private donors and private donors have invested significantly in the education of students.
It has also benefited students, said her spokesperson.
“Our students are coming to us for help and support and we’re really excited to provide that support,” she added.
A spokesperson for Education Minister Mitzie Hunter said the government is committed to supporting the development of Ontario’s educational system.
“We are proud of our strong track record of investment in the delivery of quality education,” she wrote in an email to The Globe.
“I’m proud that our students have the highest graduation rate in Canada and we have the most students in the top 10 per cent of Ontario students.
The minister said the province has the resources and capacity to provide students with the most supportive academic and support services and to provide them with the information and support they need to be successful.”
Ontario is home to the highest concentrations of young adults and graduates in Canada.”
The minister said the province has the resources and capacity to provide students with the most supportive academic and support services and to provide them with the information and support they need to be successful.